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Flashback Friday: Best Bathing Suit Ever!

I’ve seen some wild bathing suits in my time, but I never expected to see one on my mom.  So when I found this picture, I was delighted.

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This was taken in April 1971, and I had just turned 4. More impressively for my mom, Aunt Su had just turned 1. She didn’t get to party with my mom in her chain bikini, although I did.

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I’m calling it a chain bikini, but I bet the purpose of the chains was so that she could tell my very Southern grandmother that of course she was wearing a one piece bathing suit at the beach, and why would she think otherwise?

My sisters and I worshiped the Jackie O glasses so much that I still have them.  They’ve traveled to 70’s parties around the country.  They may not be worth much money, but they are full of memories.

The hat though, looks like a refurbished pinata.

I published some thoughts and pictures of my mother when she died.  I don’t know if I mentioned it then, but one thing people said, and still say, is that she was such a classy lady.  It’s good to know that she let her wild side show through when she got away at the beach.  I bet people would pay good money for a view of that get-up from the rear.

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Three years ago in My Tiny Kingdom: Operation Acne Attack
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Join in with your flashback!

1. Pendy (beach 1984)
2. Andi (my friend Tracy)
3. Headless Mom-Not so funny
4. JanMary, N Ireland
5. Kim (Observations from an Earthroamer)
6. Wake Forest Mama (Beach)
7. Holly (In My Overactive Head)
8. Christina
9. Pyzahn
10. Rebecca (Steelers)
11. Marissa (Family Pictures from the 80\’s)
12. Quirky is a Compliment (on high school hair)
13. Sir Nottaguy-Imadad

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