We just returned from our usual summer vacation at Gulf Shores, Alabama. I have no idea why it was so crowded this year. We plan to go back in the fall after the weather cools down.
I never plan ahead well enough to get a tan before going and usually end up with a sunburn. How I have managed to avoid skin cancer this long, I will never know. I am very fair skinned and have had several severe sunburns.
I went camping with my Aunt and Uncle during one of the summers I spent with my OKC Grandma. I think they brought their oldest baby too.
Grandma bought me a new swimsuit from Street's Department Store where she worked. It was constructed like a girdle and lasted forever.
Image Courtesy of Aqua Velvet Vintage Etsy Shop
I was having fun and did not realize I was burning until I got back to Grandma's house with water filled blisters on my back. Grandma gave me aspirin for the pain and dipped brown paper sacks in vinegar water and place them on my back. I smelled like a pickle factory but by morning the heat from the burn had lessened and I was on the road to recovery.