Leslie asks us: Have you ever won anything? Why yes I have!
You'd never guess what I won though.
It was at a movie theater during opening night of the "The Black Stallion". Do you remember that movie from the late 70s? Or was it early 80s? No, 1979. I was a few months shy of turning 8. (Don't do the math...)
Things are a little different growing up on an island in Maine. For a few years we had a movie theater. Don't picture what they look like now...Imagine instead a big green relic of a building with the words OPERA HOUSE painted on the front in white and black. And, no, there was no opera. (Don't ask me!) Seats were made of wrought iron and wood, angled for viewing and uncomfortable. The plank floor was worn, gouged and scuffed with nails showing. There were snacks, somewhat. And the bathroom? Think one step up from an outhouse... :: shudder :: It was OUR theater though!
On that night my mom, younger sister and I headed to the theater because who could miss "The Black Stallion"? And they had drawings! (Again, don't ask me!)
So, what did I win? Give up?
That's right! I won the GRAND PRIZE, readers! A frozen turkey! (Yeah, don't ask me.)
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