Swimsuits.


I simply can’t understand
Why swimsuits are in such demand
They’re soggy and damp,
Bind like a clamp,
And hold about three pounds of sand!”

– D.R. Benson

“Fuzzy Duck” Raft
Southern Cross Raft Race
October 1984, Richardsbay
Adjusted to sepia
My friend on the right made the costumes.
That’s me in the Afro Hairstyle.
It was rainy and cold and I had the flu.

My Mother
Circa 1954
I love her shoes

My Mother
Circa 1954

Me, Nigel
Circa 1959

My Mother
Circa 1968
Durban
You can’t see much of her two-piece, but I love her smile.

My sister and I in two pieces.
Circa 1968
Durban
The photo was taken by my dad.

My Grandmother left, her sister on the right and my mother’s cousin in the middle.

Two Bather’s
My Grandmother’s sister and someone’s mom.

On the Beach
I think it is Durban My grandfather, Grandmother, my Mother & her brother.
He’s swimsuit has straps
Circa 1937
I think my Grandfather looks like Frank Sinatra.

“….she wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini
that she wore for the first time today…

“Fuzzy Duck” Raft
Southern Cross Raft Race
October 1984, Richardsbay.
My friend on the right made the costumes.
That’s me in the Afro Hairstyle.

Tokeloshe ©

 

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