Shout Out

We attended the Simon & Garfunkel Story at the Coronado Theater recently. We had great seats, courtesy of our daughter, and struck up a conversation with the couple next to us (with almost equally great seats, but no aisle). They had driven in from Woodstock and were curious about where to eat next time they came to town. At one point, I noticed they had printed tickets. I was surprised–I thought everything was digital now. I told them I have a lunch box crammed with ticket stubs–movie, sports, concerts, travel, theater–ALL THE TICKETS!–dating back almost forty years, and that I miss ‘real’ tickets.

So they gave me theirs.

Honestly, I don’t think it was a big deal to them at all. I offered to split them, that way we could each have one to commemorate the event, but they shrugged no. When she jokingly suggested I’d be confused ten years from now when I looked at the tickets and thought, hey–we didn’t sit in those seats! I replied, “Oh no, when I look at these tickets I will be reminded of the lovely couple who sat beside us and generously contributed to our collection.” Of memories. I mean, isn’t that why we save memorabilia?

So, here’s a Shout Out to Karen and Randy from Woodstock, IL, known for the town square where the movie Groundhog Day was filmed, the George Stickney House, Claussen Pickles, and generous people with great taste in music.

Who in your life deserves a Shout Out?
Feel free to share in the comments.

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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