Photo by Muffy Aldrich
The Modern Guide to The Thing Before Preppy

Friday, May 28, 2021

This Week

Photos by Salt Water New England



  1. Perfection! Thank you so very much!

  2. Great photos.

    Are Hobie 16s popular in New England? Such wonderful boats.

    David J Cooper

  3. The old style Good Humor ice cream truck - a timeless memory. I thought they were gone forever!

    1. As a former Good Humor man I have good memories from a different perspective - 18 years old, hundreds of miles from home and everybody loved me. Even friends and classmates who were camp counselors, or life guards or worked at the golf course were sooo envious. Great learning experience working 70+ hours a week and getting paid only on commission. Rules: clean truck, starched uniform, well stocked truck, frozen ice cream, same stop at the same time every day and…be nice to people. Competition was fierce: Mr.Frosty trucks with so many lights they could light up a cul-de-sac at night and then there was Red’s Rolling store that was like a 7-eleven in a converted school bus - he sold everything. Best job I ever had and I’ve some good ones.

  4. A Porsche, a small island and a Rosa Rugosa bush... what else could one possibly need...?

  5. Several are places you post often. It's very soothing to see (remotely) familiar places coming back from a normal winter and extraordinary year.

  6. I see you have the pleasure barge Beebe in one of the photos. That's my wife's maiden name. Her grandparents on her father's side were from Elmira.

    And do you cicadas up there now?

  7. Did you die and go to Prep Heaven?

  8. Lovely 911...


  9. Is there anything better than the smell of salt air and Beach Roses?

  10. When I see one of your fantastic series of pictures, I’m reminded of a Christmas song that goes: Oh why can't every day be like Christmas
    Why can't that feeling go on endlessly
    For if everyday could be just like Christmas
    What a wonderful world this would be.

    I get that same feeling from the images you present. Thanks

  11. A Michigan "MC" Hobie on the beach in New England!!!!


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