Retro Sea Bright Summer Daze & P House Ways

Elisha Slocum poses on Sea Bright Beach circa 1937. Photo/courtesy of Jo Ann Slocum Mazucca
Elisha Slocum poses on Sea Bright Beach circa 1937.
Photo/courtesy of Jo Ann Slocum Mazucca

The sun is shining again and things are warming up, so we’re thinking back to summer days and a bit of a daze from decades way back in Sea Bright. Call it a retro summer day’s capture with many different messages.

With the coming this month of the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, yes, our thoughts are not only of the warm summer kind, but all about patriotism and community public service.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day, courtesy of former longtime Rumsonite Jo Ann Slocum Mazzucca, is a snapshot of all those things. The picture, taken in 1937 on Sea Bright Public Beach, is of her great, great grandfather, Elisha Slocum, the great, great, great, great grandson of Revolutionary War patriot Lt. John Eaton.

Set with the iconic Peninsula House in the background, Slocum is properly dressed, not quite for summer weather, in front of a rowboat. Elisha was the father of Alfred (JoAnn’s grandfather), who was a former Sea Bright councilman and fire chief, Jo Ann said in her Facebook description of the photo.

Now, that’s a lot of retro in one beachy patriotic community photo with a backdrop full of memories.

If Peninsula House were still standing, which patriot of the past would you like to have a cocktail with and in which room?

— Elaine Van Develde

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management