Full Rainbow over the Atlantic Ocean in Delmarva

Full Rainbow Over the Atlantic Ocean

The sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware

The sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware.

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Cow Wreck Beach Bar & Grill, Anegada, British Virgin Islands

The famous Cow Wreck Beach Bar is on Anegada, British Virgin Islands

Ships full of cow bones wrecked, bones and skulls washed ashore on Anegada, British Virgin Islands hence Cow Wreck Beach. The Cow Killer rum drink is one of their specialties.

Resorter Magazine "Revisited"

My Magazine Photo From 1977 Republished

I shimmied and squeezed into the green, yellow-trimmed-one-piece cocktail waitress costume. The outfit’s scoop neck, and the V that formed in the front and back from the high-cut legs were like arrows that pointed to everything  private.

The stockings  underneath helped, but when I grabbed the bottom between my index fingers and thumbs to pull it down, it slid back up.

On my only night waitressing in the smoke-filled discotheque, I hoisted a brown plastic tray over my head topped with Tangeray and tonics, strawberry daiquiris, pina coladas and more. I slid through crowds of polyester attired men who flaunted gold watches and chains, and Farah Fawcett-haired women adorned in jewelry, push up bras, halter dresses, jumpsuits and platform sandals.

The Admirals  sang  the latest dance songs and pounded the electric piano, guitars and drums, and  blared  horns.  The songs reverberated, and the dance floor filled.

Dancers bumped hip to hip, shoulder to shoulder and hip to shoulder. They stepped high, shuffled, slid,  dipped, twisted and twirled combining the jitterbug, samba and waltz.

While the customers partied, I worked.  I leaned over to place drinks on a  low table and the bottom of my outfit slid higher and my top slipped lower. I made my decision.

After work, I approached the owner and told him that I was uncomfortable wearing the costume. He understood and asked me if I would wear a tennis dress and serve drinks and lunch around the pool.  I agreed.

While I worked poolside, a photographer from the local “Resorter” magazine approached and asked if he could photograph me for the cover. I consented, and he returned and shot several photos for the July 1977 magazine. I believe that this was more about advertising the club than me.

I recognize the irony that I refused to wear a risqué cocktail outfit, but I agreed to pose in a bikini. I felt cheap in the cocktail outfit, but wearing a bikini in a beach resort seemed normal.

Last week, unbeknownst to me, a local paper “revisited” the July 1977 Resorter issue and displayed my old photo in their paper.  I was surprised that I was ever that young.

"I Love Lucy" Lucille Ball Promotes Vitameatavegamin

When Television Shows Were Innocent

I was touched when my daughter gave me a framed “I Love Lucy” photo that she recently  won at an event. It reminded me that we watched “I Love Lucy” reruns when she was five-years old. It was special because I introduced her to the comedy that I grew up with and loved.

When I was young we watched “Leave it to Beaver” and “Father Knows Best”. The media promoted family, fun and moral fortitude.

Today, parents must monitor television shows and commercials to prevent their children from being exposed to vile language and sex. What happened to our society?

Did the media change us, or did our lax morals change the media?

Hydrangea

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

Young Finch

Young Finch (photo by dorothyadele)

Dianthus

Dianthus (photo by dorothyadele)

First Flush of Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

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Forsythia

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Tulip

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

Azalea

Azalea (photo by dorothyadele)

Forget Me Knot, Tulips and Daffodils

Forget Me Knot, Tulips and Daffodils (photo by dorothyadele)

Crocus

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Tulips, Pansies and Hyacinth Flowers

Tulips, Pansies and Hyacinth Flowers (photo by dorothyadele)

Street Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Fountain at Furman University

Fountain at Furman University (photo by dorothyadele)

Boca Raton Resort & Club Tower

Boca Raton Resort & Club Tower (photo by dorothyadele)

Foyer Light

Foyer Light (photo by dorothyadele)

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Security Entrance to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Security Entrance to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (photo by dorothyadele)

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Super Bowl XLVII

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Super Bowl XLVII (photo by dorothyadele)

Baltimore Raven's Kicker JustinTucker Sets the Football for a Kickoff.

Baltimore Raven’s Kicker JustinTucker Sets the Football for a Kickoff (photo by dorothyadele)

San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII

San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl XLVII  Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers

Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens and Officials

Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens and Officials

Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens and Officials (photo by dorothyadele)

Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XLVII

Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XLVII (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl  XLVIIHalftime Show With Beyonce

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show With Beyonce (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

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Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

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Baltimore Ravens Win Super Bowl XLVII

Baltimore Ravens Win Super Bowl XLVII (photo by dorothyadele)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

Baltimore's Inner Harbor -- Sailabration (photo by dorothyadele)

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor — Sailabration (photo by dorothyadele)