(Not So) Wordless Wednesday: Great-Grandma Enjoying the Beach

This is my great-grandmother, Patricia (Melhus) Sanchez.  She appears to be enjoying herself  – shoes off and wading in the water. :)    She looks very dressed up for a day at the beach – dress suit and a bit hat.  Perhaps they were on a long drive and simply stopped to look at the water? I think that I’d be in something more comfortable if I were planning on sunbathing and wading in the water, don’t you?  I love the old cars in the background!

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  • Patti - August 24, 2011 - 11:06 am

    Oh, my, wouldn’t she just be astounded if she saw the attire at the beaches nowadays!!

    (I was born in Florida in the early 60′s, so I have similar photos of very dressed-up relatives “enjoying” a day at the beach.)

    Anyhow, this is my first visit to your blog. While I’ve been blogging for years, I’ve just recently gotten involved in this site.

    Have a great day,
    PattiReplyCancel

  • Melvin Key - August 24, 2011 - 12:50 pm

    Great treasure!
    Another item in the pictures are the tents in the background behind the cars. This place apparently allowed camping on the beach.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - August 24, 2011 - 1:56 pm

    Yes, it doesn’t look very enjoyable to me – of course they lived in Washington, so the beach wasn’t necessarily very warm. :)
    Melvin – I didn’t even notice the tents in the background until you mentioned it. Can you imagine camping in a dress?? Maybe they were just visiting and others were camping.ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Bishop - August 24, 2011 - 9:00 pm

    What a hoot! Wouldn’t you love to know the whole story? If only the photo could talk!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Seeman - August 26, 2011 - 7:57 am

    I love the spontaneity of this photo! Fabulous!ReplyCancel

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