Sunday, June 14, 2009

74th Ed. of the Carnival of Genealogy... Swimsuit Edition!

Why should Sports Illustrated have all the fun? This is your chance to show off the bathing beauties in your family. Pull out the old photos of Grandma Moses in her seaside bloomers, Auntie Mae in her pin-up girl suit from the 1940s or 50s, cousin Paula in her psychedelic bikini from the 1970s, or even yourself in your Speedo! Let's have some fun here! Memorial Weekend is behind us and that means the start of the summer sun, sand, and lakeside season so let's get in the mood with summer fun photos. What? You don't have any swimsuit photos you dare to share? No problem! Tell us your best family beach stories instead! The deadline for submissions is June 15th. This edition of the COG will be hosted at Creative Gene.

William Patrick Bellew
Bathing Hunk

Several things I always wondered about this photo...
Would I ever have occasion to post it? - Yes!
Where and when was the photo taken? - I really need to ask Grandma
Did they really wear belts with their bathing suits? Hmmm

Here's another (but much cuter photo) of my Mom, her sister Carole and her brother Jack.


  1. I don't remember belts on men's trunks, but I do remember when they were that short ;-)

  2. I've seen family photos of suits with belts but don't think my
    Dad ever wore one. He had a pair
    of dark maroon swimming trunks that lasted him for many summers.

    Thanks for showing your photos!