Bathing Beauties; We Ought To Be Against the Law

Dear Folks,

I’ve decided that if I become President, or even a Supreme Court Justice, I will either draft a new law, or interpret an old one, to force, coerce, manipulate, impose, dictate, and make mandatory, that past prime females (and some males) must NOT try on, buy, prance around in, or even wear in public, etc, any garment known as a modern bathing suit. And men’s marble bags would be banned with extreme prejudice. Tell you why.

I was working in a tiny little glass enclosed office on Folly Beach in South Carolina one day back in the 90s. (That’s 1990s to all you guys with a black sense of humor). When in walked this big hirsute dude (very hairy) wearing nothing but . . . you know. What I said in the previous paragraph. There was only a little counter between him and me and he seemed to take up all the space and air in the entire room. He loomed. But it turned out he was a nice enough Yankee guy, even though he had the accent and mannerisms of a felon and I had backed up as far into the back wall as possible. But, you know. I credit my nervous twitch to that experience. I’ve never been diagnosed, but I’m pretty sure I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because of that one guy in the guy-bikini. I haven’t even been able to watch Magnum P.I. in his Hawaiian short shorts since then.

I am not in any form or fashion dissin’ seniors. I’m one myself. Therefore the law I tend to draft. Because if there is a law, I would not have gone through the ignominy, degradation, humiliation, mortification I went through at Attalla Walmart yesterday, finally choosing a bathing suit with a skirted bottom with a top that comes well down over it.

Back in time

Still way too much leg and, and, and you know . . .  other stuff . . . showing. It was the first time I had to try on a bathing suit in over twenty years. Do you know what a score of years does to the female body? You don’t want to know. But swimming this summer is on the agenda.

But, I have a plan, ladies, for those of us who haven’t the means or inclination for gyms, tones, personal trainers, spas, etc. We go back in time. Back. Back. Back in time. To bloomers on the beach.

See how much more comfortable these people look. Oh so modest: Model Amanda Cerny can be seen modeling an 1890s swim costume in a new video that charts the evolution of the swimsuit

See how much more comfortable we are looking AT them. Now that I’m past 65, how I’d love to go to Walmart and see this ensemble hanging up instead of what I had to buy, and at some point will even . . . ugh . . . wear. But somewhere along the way, somebody invented the Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, and it’s all gone downhill from there. Down from the top. Down from the bottom. Off the bottom. Until now there is barely a whisper of decency.

At least the girl in the original bikini song showed a smattering of modesty. I’m trying to find a moo-moo to go over mine, and it has more material than a dozen modern bikinis.

Just watch for my name on the Presidential ballot, folks, or give me a shout out when I stand up for Supreme Court Justice. We’ll have America the Beautiful once again instead of America the Booty Full.


8 thoughts on “Bathing Beauties; We Ought To Be Against the Law

    • I live on Hwy 11 near Whitney Junction. I told you I’m an old Alabama girl. I’ve just lived a lot of places since I grew up. I moved back to take care of my mom and dad. Caregiving for both parents for four years. Then just mom for over 16 years. We bought their place, and a property next door to them. So I spread my Walmart dollars between Springville, Oneonta, and Attalla. If you ever see me, I’ll always be the woman who is sweaty and out of breath. LOL

  1. Reading this had me in stitches. Loved the video, too. I no longer even own a bathing suit and it’s my intention to spare the world from such a shocking sight. My excuse, should the question arise? I sunburn too easily. *snork*

  2. So, I take it you have never tried a clothing-optional vacation then….. tis a pity.

    I think it’s funny that in my limited experience men wearing little are more threatening to women than men wearing a lot or wearing nothing. In our younger days we did a few trips to Negril and a clothing optional place in Palm Springs and had a lovely time. But EGO is a strange thing,


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