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I’ve pretty much grown up around the water. From my earliest years I remember the cottage that my paternal grandparents, Harry & Marie Gould, had at Lake Huron. Click on this link to read about the cottage My Grandparents Enjoying their Lake Huron cottage in Michigan.
From Michigan we moved to Pompano Beach, Florida and were always a short drive from the beach. Then in 1965 we moved to San Diego, California – more beaches.
I can locate photos of lake and beach time and swimwear from my paternal side of the family. However, other than a couple of pictures of my Uncle Bob, none from my maternal side.
So, where are all of the pictures of me and my brother in our swimwear? Good question. Maybe I better dig through those boxes under the stairs.
Today, I’ll share these photos with you.
Here’s my Dad, Harry Norman Gould on the beach at an unknown location, with his father Harry Whipple Gould – circa 1930.
Here are my Dad, his first wife Elaine and both of my paternal grandparents, Harry & Marie Gould, with others at Lake Huron circa 1933-1935.
Next is a photo of my Dad with his mother Marie, on the beach in Florida. My Dad worked as a lifeguard in the early 1960’s.
And, here’s the only swimwear photo I can find from my Mom’s side of the family.
My Uncle, Robert Andrew Milne, who served in World War II as a Medic. Here is in on the beach (he's on the left) in an unknown location, during his service. I don’t know who his friend is.
And, finally, there had to be at least one of me. So here are Ron and I on a vacation cruise in 1993. We were at Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica. Ron’s always a good sport and the photographer asked him to wear the hat.
What photos do you have of your ancestors enjoying the beach or a lake? What kind of swimwear did they have on?
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