Friday, November 14, 2008

Poetry Friday--Memories of 1960

I'm not quite sure what my point was in writing the following--perhaps there is no point other than recapturing a time.

The Regent Theater

Nancy Hubbard
and I spent
many a Saturday afternoon
at the Regent theater
the movies cost 25 cents
a box of candy
was about the same--
milk duds
bonomo turkish taffy
necco wafers
junior mints--
my sweet tooth satisfied
before the lights dimmed
and the curtain went up
Vincent Price in
"House of Usher"
deliciously creepy
some kid's
malted milk balls
rolled down the

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Author Amok said...

Hi, Diane. I love the turn at the end of the poem. Amazing how the names of those candies have their own poetry.

Anonymous said...

I agree! I love the sound of those rolling malted milk balls . . .

jama said...

Great surprise at the end! I loved all those candies you mentioned, but have never heard of bonomo turkish taffy. Still in existence?

Diane said...

Bonomo turkish taffy was my favorite--I especially liked the banana flavor. It's no longer available. I'm going to do a post on it right now! Thanks for asking. --Diane

Sally said...


Hey, Sally, I already beat you to it! Check out Candy Memories!