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The Silvermoon Drive-In, Part 1

The Silvermoon Drive-In: An Oral History Partial transcript of an interview with Doreen Nowicki, co-owner of the Silvermoon Drive-In from 1993 until it’s closure in 2006. Doreen: So, let me see here. What can I say about Con? Interviewer: Other than the black suit? [Laughter] Doreen: Yeah, yeah, the suit. […]

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Of Course They Kept it for You All These Years

The July sun has burned away all traces of the early-morning thunderstorm. And here you are, back again, with that dreamish feeling you always get–with everything the same but different. Should you knock on the old blue door–still blue, but a different shade–or just walk in like you used to? […]

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Say it in the Story

…all that I could say of the Story, to any purpose, I have endeavored to say in it. -Charles Dickens, From the Preface to David Copperfield It is hard enough to write books and stories without being asked to explain them as well. Also it deprives the explainers of work. […]

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Suite: Frank’s Diner Supreme

The Waitress I’m not much to look at now, but when I was 19, I could make anything look good, even that green polyester uniform. I liked the attention, and I learned to like the cops, the strippers, the drunks, and the grab bag of other weirdos that flocked to […]