Thursday, August 13, 2009

Friday 8/14/09 - "MARY LOU'S SWEET SHOPPE"



FLASH FICTION FRIDAY 55

"MARY LOU'S SWEET SHOPPE"

That hot summer afternoon, my best friend and I rode our bicycles down the long tree-canopied road to Mary Lou's Sweet Shoppe.

Inside the coolness welcomed and refreshed us.

The soda fountain counter with swivel stools ran the length of the right wall.

We sipped the heavenly, fizzy, vanilla sodas wishing summer would never end.


Prayer Girl
(My 55 is a memory from my teen years.)


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(Photo credit: Soda Jerk by Norman Rockwell)

17 comments:

G-Man said...

Are you trying to butter me up?
You know how much I cherish nostalgia.
Loved it Prayer Girl.!!
Thank you so much for the smile, and please have A Wonderful Week-End...Galen

Steve E. said...

What a cute black doggie on the stool

Kay said...

First, Happy Friday! Second, I LOVE that picture! Third, Your words match it PERFECTLY! :)

Gin said...

From your description I feel like I was there with you. Ahhhh. True refreshment.

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwwww, sweet sweet memories!!! I do so remember just this kinda summer myself.

Mine once again is shared. You need,as always, to click on the link at top or scroll down my entire Friday blog.

Have a great weekend.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Very delicious!

Syd said...

I remember vanilla floats. In fact, I'll occasionally make one. They just taste great.

Cat said...

AH i felt cooler in that shop!

Lou said...

PG, I have a confession..

my real name is Mary Lou. Keep it to yourself, OK;)

Tall Karen said...

Took me right back to the days of wishing summer would never end. A very special memory in deed. Thanks for sharing...GREAT 55!

Fandango said...

WE remember those days. We transformed to human form and sat beside you.
Great 55

anthonynorth said...

Ah, this brought back memories. I was brought up above our family newsagent and sweet shop. Many of my teeth didn't survive, though :-)

clean and crazy said...

we used to go to thriftys for a 10 cent ice cream cone!! love the nostalgia in the 55!!

Lulda Casadaga said...

And I bet those soda's were only a nickel or a dime! I miss my old candy store...spinning on the stools...the coolness of the marble counter tops. Great memories...thanks. :)

Mama Zen said...

I used to go to a place just like that when I was a girl. How I miss it!

CJ said...

Nice memory. It reminds me of a drug store with a soda fountain my friends and I visited on our way home from school.

Just Be Real said...

A "good" flashback. Well done PG. Love the picture also.