|When I was growing up in New Jersey my family would regularly head to Asbury Park for weekend jaunts to the beach. I love that even now, some 50 plus years later, I can close my eyes and recall dancing in the waves with my sisters. The air thick with the smell of salt as sticky as the famous taffy and the musical beat of running on the boardwalk awakens memories in me that remind me of the freedom I felt as a child.|
And then my older sister Elaine ruined not only my love of the beach, but my entire life, with just a few sentences!!!!!
We were sitting on the sand, under the hot summer sun, when she turned to me and in a very serious voice warned me that at any moment I could die. Fear gripped me tightly and I stopped breathing as she pointed to the water line and continued, “See the horizon? During a Title Wave the water recedes as far as one can see and then one WAVE, as tall as the Empire State Building, will come crashing down on you!" She paused here for a moment and then added rather nonchalantly, "and you'll drown and your body will never be found!" I barely remember what happened next, but it involved lots of tears and to this day a phobic fear of Title Waves and Tsunamis.
Making this mini was a safe way to enjoy the beach.
Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk, Mike's $1.50 mini and K&Co. chipboard
I obviously have a bad case of Mini Album Madness (MAM),
why else would I have the need to make a mini of a fish?
I'm embarrassed to say there are only 15 tags but in my defense,
That's me in my 1940's bathing suit.
Let's talk fish, phobias and sisters. Have any stories to share? Click HERE to see Beaches the movie, directed by the husband and starring EllenBee.
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