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Thursday, June 19, 2014


Welcome to the Summer Vacation Blog Hop!! Summer vacation memories...
    In my single days, I spent many summers on the beach at Fire Island, New York. Young men and women rented houses and lived together on weekends all summer long. 
 You didn't need much clothing, just a couple of bathing suits, a pair of shorts and a T-shirt or two. Oh, and flip-flops!

   There's nothing on Fire Island -- no roads, no cars, hardly any stores, maybe a couple of restaurants and bars. 
That's it. Some towns had only a small store. You had to take a water taxi to get from town to town.  The island was beautiful, with glorious sunsets, clear clean water, bright sun and cloudless, blue skies. The ocean was on one side and the bay on the other. I had my first shower in the sunshine in an outdoor shower! And, no, I'm not going to tell you if I was in there alone.
The main drag is a wood path. The houses sit on sand. The front lawn is sand and the trees are scrub pines. The atmosphere is laid back. We played cards, drank cocktails, and cooked together. 
We went to the nude beach and made love with whoever we wanted. It was a free era, a long time ago.
I adored my time there. I made friends and broke out of my shell. 

I've put aside my privacy rule and written about Fire Island in my book, LOVE'S LAST CHANCE, from my series, Hollywood Hearts.
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Palmaltas said...

Gee, and I thought I had a wild time when I was young! Fire Island sounds like a lovely place. And yes, to the newsletter.

M. S. Spencer said...

Ah youth--the memories!!! M. S.

Tina Gayle said...

Great picture and so much fun.

Patricia Kiyono said...

I never heard of Fire Island. Probably because I was raised in a strict, sheltered community where holding hands was practically an engagement announcement. Nice to see you on this blog hop!

Pamela Reveal said...

I live romance book and live on a island is just so awesome Thank you for the chance

Margo Bond Collins said...

What wonderful memories!

I'd love to be added to the newsletter.

margobondcollins at gmail dot com

Mary Magdeline said...

Fire Island sounds like an ideal place to build memories.

Mary Magdeline said...

Fire Island sounds like an ideal place to build memories.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Oh, those "make love, not war" and "if it feels good, do it" days! Hard to explain the mind set to someone who didn't live it.
Fire Island sounds like an idyllic escape and a great setting for a book. I'm looking forward to reading LOVE'S LAST CHANCE.

Skeeter Lee said...

Oooh. If those the beach and beach house could talk.

Fire Island sounds it was wild and fun.

Thanks for sharing and taking part in the hop!