My high school graduating class was very small. There were thirteen of us. Two military veterans have passed away. I attended a birthday party for one of the remaining eleven today. She is a nurse and also still working. She likes her job and isn’t in a hurry to retire.
She and I were childhood friends as well. We wore matching polka dot bikinis the summer we were ten or eleven and sang Itsy Bitsy Yellow Polka Dot Bikini at the Clearwater summer carnival. There are many versions of this song on YouTube, but this video is the first televised version. TV sanctions against anything sexy were pretty strong in 1960, so the artists has a very young girl in a two piece swimsuit play the part while he sings. Newer video versions of the song have women in skimpy bikinis. https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=youtube+itsy+bitsy+yellow+polka+dot+bikini#id=1&vid=1d3b77342ecb4251b3045304fa6295f6&action=view
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