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Wear Nothing But A Smile: Prominent Nude Activist Turner V. Stokes Dies At 90

Turner V. Stokes’ favorite outfit was when he was wearing — as he liked to say — nothing but a smile.

The 90-year-old leader of various nudist organizations died Saturday from prostate cancer in Nanjemoy, Md.

Born in Washington, D.C., in 1927, Stokes enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and later worked for military contractors testing electronic equipment.

Turner V. Stokes died Saturday from prostate cancer.
Turner V. Stokes died Saturday [23/6/2018] from prostate cancer. Courtesy of the American Association for Nude Recreation

He told the Washington Post’s Lee Hockstader in 1984 that when he was younger, he sometimes went skinny-dipping with his cousin in the Chesapeake Bay and remembered as a teenager seeing his first nudist magazine, called Sunshine and Health. But it wasn’t until he turned 50 that he persuaded his wife at the time to join him at a nudist camp in Pennsylvania.

The Post reports that he said he was drawn to nudism for its “physical feeling,” which he felt was “mentally stimulating” and gave a “feeling of freedom.”

In the 1980s, Stokes fancied himself a “naturist,” which, he explained to the Post, was different from a “nudist.” Naturists preferred to be nude in nature — not confined to a camp or resort like nudists. Continued…Read full original article…

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Original publication June 26, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th July 2018

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Brothers swept out to sea in ‘freak accident’ in Cornwall are named
Robert Allen, 30, missing presumed drowned and, Charles, 21, pronounced dead after being found off Treyarnon Bay

Two men who were swept out to sea in a “freak accident” as they fished off rocks in Cornwall have been named as brothers Robert and Charles Allen.

Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea.
Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea. Alamy

Robert, a 30-year-old mechanical engineer, was missing presumed drowned while Charles, 21, was plucked from the water by rescuers but could not be saved.

The men’s family said they were experienced anglers and studied conditions carefully but had been the victim of a freak accident Cont…Read full original article…

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07 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

He was refused a minute’s silence to pay his respects to the victims of the attack in Barcelona so he did this.

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He was refused a minute's silence to pay his respects to the victims of the attack in Barcelona so he did this.
He was refused a minute’s silence to pay his respects to the victims of the attack in Barcelona so he did this.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/incredible-moment-spanish-swimmer-sacrifices-11026529

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Fernando Alvares

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RT @BBCBreaking: Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91, US media report https://t.co/H7B2…

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20 August, 2017, 5:57 pm

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Ty Hardin, rugged actor who played Bronco Layne on TV Westerns, dies at 87

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Actor Ty Hardin and his wife, Andra Martin, working on an episode of the television series “Cheyenne” in 1958.
Actor Ty Hardin and his wife, Andra Martin, working on an episode of the television series “Cheyenne” in 1958. AP

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