This was in the days when the pier was sort of shabby and had a miniature golf course and a hot dog stand, and just a little play area perfect for exploding water balloons.
The girls and boys came wearing bathing suits. How relieved we were at the bright sun that June day. Elizabeth was delighted to throw a balloon at me, but surprised when it didn't burst. You really had to heave the things, and when all the children were assembled, heave them they did.
If you haven't seen it, please read the comment under the post for Scooter above. It is very lovely, and I am grateful to whomever posted it. It is her first birthday comment today. What a great day it was the day she was born!
|Water Bombs filled with water, from German Wikipedia|