The Sunburn

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Avatar Michael Cain
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    But was the sunburn worth it? One of the worse sunburns I ever got, I got because I had a chance to spend the afternoon sailing a little catamaran with my friend’s drop-dead gorgeous sister and her skimpy swimming suit.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird
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    A swimsuit would not have prevented that sunburn, I thought, having grown up in the 70’s.

    Oh. That’s why skinny dipping was an option for so long.Report

    • Avatar Brandon Berg in reply to Jaybird
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      I always thought those old-timey full-body bathing suits were for modesty’s sake, but maybe they were used to prevent sunburn before effective sunscreen was available?Report

      • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Brandon Berg
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        That doesn’t explain the portion of my life when skimpy swim attire was a thing and there was no sunscreen, only suntan lotions that didn’t block UV at all. Or the only sunscreen available was opaque zinc oxide creams, famously used on lifeguards’ noses.Report

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