Bikini revealed the new me

By Karen Hardy
Updated April 19 2018 - 12:11am, first published May 11 2013 - 3:00am

I wore a bikini last week. The last time I did that I was younger than my daughter is now. Eleven or so. Totally unconcerned about what I looked like, or what others thought I looked like. Eleven's not 11 any more, that's for sure. A bikini was de rigueur. It was the '70s after all. Hours in the sun, coconut oil, no hats, planning the next long summer day as you sat with your sister seeing who could peel the largest piece of skin from the other's back.

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