It was nineteen eighty somethin’
In the world that I grew up in
Skatin’ rinks and black Trans Am’s
Big hair and parachute pants
Lookin’ back now I can see me
And oh man did I look cheesy
But I wouldn’t trade those days for nothin’
Nineteen eighty somethin’
excerpt from the song, 19 Somethin’ by Mark Willis
This first photo of the Beachfront Park bear was taken in 1980-something. I’m guessing 1988 or 1989. We visited Crescent City often when I was growing up, so I can’t be sure of the exact date. The original photo was destroyed in the Camp Fire (2018) but luckily we had a digital copy in “the cloud” (whatever that is).
On the day I wanted to re-create the photo shoot, my husband just happened to be wearing a plaid shirt and it was perfect.
The kiddos absolutely love playing at the beach and we couldn’t resist making some castles, watching some brave cold-water surfers and jumping in the waves at South Beach.
Nothin’ beats the beach, even if it’s really really cold!
Quiz: What is your favorite beach activity?
a. building sandcastles
b. cold-water surfing
c. flying a kite
d. taking a long walk
e. watching the sunset or sunrise
f. collecting seashells