The Lazy and Hazy in the Summer Wind. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl
Naturally beautiful music
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There was a time through the 1980s, perhaps 1990s, where there was a "beautiful music" station on the AM and FM radio dials. It was the place that Rhode Islanders turned to hear crooners such as Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. And in the summer, their familiar tunes would play those airwaves as the humidity hung in the air.
If one lived in the East Bay or West Bay of Rhode Island, Narragansett was not first on the mind. No, we thought of where the overlooks were of Warwick Neck, Rumstick, Poppasquash, and Greenwich Bay. Prudence and Patience were the first islands in view.
The lazy, hazy, and crazy days were and are in places as we see here in Oakland Beach. We would overlook Greenwich Bay and Brush Neck and Buttonwoods Coves. And our evenings are for walking in the same area in the summer wind.
Oh, look. It's race night for East Greenwich Yacht Club and they tack for position in the same summer breeze. And the music in the rigging is as beautiful as what is on the radio.
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