my grandmother Estelle, left, 1950's
Estelle and my Poppop Jack, right, with family 1960's. I particularly noticed the bathing caps which are
definitely a thing of the past, and Poppop Jack's awesome Ray Bans
LOVE Estelle's white one-piece on the far left
Notice how put together her hair and makeup is, even on the beach!
My mum Julie, 1970's at her home in Hertfordshire, England
Amazing pin stripes...
The details on this modest two-piece are so beautiful, plus the original 1970's-style giant sunglasses
Estelle and her best friend Shirley in Florida, early 1960's
Once again with the bathing cap - only this one appears to be way less practical!
A lovely example of the 1960's sun bathing experience...
Compliments of Bain de Soleil Orange Gelee (they still make this stuff).
Uncle Alan, Uncle Josh, and my dad Neil, respectively, in matching pin-striped swim shorts
Mum sunbathing, 1990... this suit is one of my favorites.
Closer look at the lace detail at the top and the texture of the material.
My parents honeymooning, 1987... nice short shorts dad! Mum rocking a great 80's style black and gold high cut bikini.
Plastic aviators, headphones, more short shorts... looks like it was a good day at the beach.
And for laughs... me, age 2, on a purple day!