Grandma Was A Beach Bum

At the Beach


That woman, she liked the beach. I found rolls and rolls of negatives of her and Grandpa at the beach. These beaches look nothing like this now, but I would imagine they are taken mostly at Port Stanley, and primarily beaches along the Lake Erie shore, in Ontario. Grandma and Grandpa liked to go dancing at the old Stork Club in Port Stanley. There used to be a train every Friday and Saturday night from London, so once in a while Grandpa would take her out dancing to the likes of Guy Lombardo and his Orchestra.

The following photographs are from my Grandparent’s collection – pre-WWII in the late 1930s.

Grandma Was a Beach Bum
At the Beach
The Braided Lady
Old Photos - 079
Old Photos - 017

10 thoughts on “Grandma Was A Beach Bum

  1. Oh my goodness how wonderful! I collect old cameras that I find in the Charity shops and when ever I buy one I pray that by some miracle there might be an old roll of used film in it. It hasn’t happened yet though. These are wonderful.

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    1. :) I have the old camera actually some of these may have been taken with. It’s an old Kodak Jiffy .. with the bellows that was my Grandparents.

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        1. I’ve thought of that…I guess 120 re-spooled will work in it. It would have taken a 620, which they don’t make any longer. I think it be neat to go back to some of those beaches and do a series in retrospect. Project for myself this year ;-)

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