In Ontario, we have had the May 2-4 weekend (Monday before the 24 of May - Queen Victoria's birthday) and the Americans have had their Memorial Day weekend. Both holidays get us thinking ahead to summer. Our weather on the May 2-4 weekend was not great and it certainly wouldn't have had me thinking about bathing suits if it hadn't been for the topic for this Carnival of Genealogy.
When I went to Guatemala in February, it was the first time in many years that I wore a bathing suit. Having lost some weight gave me the confidence to put it on and with only a few of us on the beach, I didn't have to worry about anyone seeing me. I will not be posting any current photos of me in a bathing suit.
Except for a few winter trips south to Florida and some of the Caribbean islands, most of our swim suit wearing days were spent at Sauble Beach. Before our family purchased a cottage there in 1955, I believe, we rented cottages for a few days. Cottages with names like Breezy Brae and Impy. In our teen years, we spent most of the summer at our cottage with my father driving back and forth to work.
Looking through the photograph albums, I have picked out a few family photos.
Bob, Janet & Nancy at Sauble Beach 1951
Marion and Bob, Nancy, Janet and Ted 1955 at Sauble Beach
Now, I was trying to find an old fashioned swim suit. The only one I could find was worn by a neighbour.
Unfortunately, the picture is of poor quality and I can't find the one that is better but I think you can get the idea of what she is wearing.