Feb 4, 2013

From Tom...

Hey Paul,

In 1951 my parents and I lived in South Mission Beach while my dad was in the Navy. My parents loved the time they lived at the beach, and have always talked about riding waves on mattress covers from the submarine my dad served on. Here are two photos I scanned from my parent's family photo collection of my mom and dad riding waves near the jetty on inflated mattress covers. This was a very popular beach activity at the time. Whenever I surf there now on a much more advanced 4GF, I think of them having fun over 60 years ago doing basically the same thing I do today.

Tom T.

1 comment:

David from Philly said...

How about that! Were the covers cotton? Sealed with something or what?