my Mother, My Friend

Friday, December 16, 2011

Silver strand

Silver strand beach

Some of my favorite memories were of times on the beach in SanDiego.

The Silver Strand being one of the best, "back in the day".
We camped right next to the shore.
Such sweetness to fall asleep to the sound of surf; the scent of salt-sea air on balmy breezes.
We had those big floppy tie-down hats and cool Hollywood glasses,
too big of course but required Sunwear for us 'Coppertone' girls.
We looked like a bunch of wanna be starlets.
Oh Yes...Coppertone Was on board.
We even used The old fashioned scented Woolite just for our delicate swimwear...Dahling!
Woolite & Coppertone: The Scent of the Beach.
The boys didn't have such fashionable hats but we all had that timeless footwear
or what we innocently called them....
"Thongs" ;0
Where did the innocence go??
 Friends often camped along with us,
together we would collect drift wood along the shore.
The evening would wind down with a nice bon-fire
to warm our sandy toes
Hot Cocoa
to warm our exhausted, happy belly's.
Our trusty V.W. bus with pop-up tent made for peaceful dreams lulled by tidal drift. 

i don't think Onyx ever went anywhere
without a passel load of kids in that funny bus, 
it was my favorite family rig. 
One of my sisters even brought her pet mice on our camp outs;
a White and a Black one ...Minnie and ???
...i can't remember... but it wasn't Mickey.

i don't think children understand just how patient and unusually tolerant our parents are ... until We look back and take inventory of all those journeys... and all the paths we drag them along on in our hurry to do and see and go, go, go ..


Thanks for the days at the beach
They were lovely!