This is one of my favorite pictures of my mom sitting on the dock with my dad's boat in the background.
This was taken before they got married and my grandma had written on the back of the photo that it was taken on their trip to St Maries, ID on the St Joe River. The boat that you can see in the background is a Criss Craft with the name Schuss Boomer. The Colonial American Flag is proudly flying in the good old red, white, and blue.
My mother's hair is worn short and curly. She certainly had a perm as her locks were not naturally like that. She also slept on pin curls that she brushed out in the morning. She had very fine hair so this worked well for her brunette mane. And you have got to love the white cat eye sunglasses that were all the stylish rage at the time. Her swimsuit is black and one piece with the legs coming down low which was more modest that those seen today. And of course the classic cigarette in hand as everyone smoked back then.