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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Memory (07/10/08)

TITLE: Thanks For the Memories!
By Virginia Lee Bliss


I was excited about spending Two Weeks in Another Town. It was Summertime and I had found the perfect Summer Place just Down Memory Lane. I looked out the Rear Window of The Apartment that I had sublet from Jack Lemmon.

From the Terrace I could see Flowers and Trees and the Red River.

I walked down the street and was Spellbound by A View From the Bridge with Green Pastures and Lilies of the Field.

“You’re going to love Our Town,” assured William Holden.

It’s Always Fair Weather here,” added Cyd Charisse.

Every Day’s a Holiday,” twinkled Mae West.

“If you need anything, just Knock On Any Door,” advised Humphrey Bogart.

As I crossed at the Green Light, I saw Marilyn at the Bus Stop.

I chanced upon Mary Stevens, M.D. and Young Dr. Kildare.

Good Morning, Doctors,” I said.

At eight o’clock The Bells of St. Mary’s grammar school were ringing.

“S’ster Benedict told me ‘Please Don’t Eat the Daisies’, ” cried a child.

“I wonder what The Nun’s Story is regarding the matter,” mused Audrey as we enjoyed Breakfast At Tiffany’s with Doris Day and Ingrid Bergman.

I made The Sign of the Cross at St. Dominic’s Church and wasn’t it Barry Fitzgerald? “Top O’ the Morning to ye’,” said himself.

As I passed St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s Wife stepped out with David Niven and Cary Grant.

At the Riverside Presbyterian Church, the minister, A Man Called Peter, admonished me to keep The Ten Commandments.

“Remember Satan Never Sleeps,” he warned. “Even when you’ve got One Foot In Heaven."

I stopped at the Little Women dress shop owned by Frances Dee and Joan Bennett. I bought some Silk Stockings to go with The Red Shoes that I own.

At The Shop On Main Street, Ida Kaminska helped me pick out material for curtains.

The Shop Around the Corner was having a book sale. Owner Margaret Sullavan, recommended The Mortal Storm. Customer Laurence Olivier, suggested Wuthering Heights and Orson Welles advised Jane Eyre.

I bought some fruit at The Farmer’s Daughter. Loretta Young and Edward G. Robinson assured me that “Our Vines Have Tender Grapes.”

The Spanish Gardener was selling peppers and tomatoes.

“They’re Cheaper By the Dozen,” claimed Dirk Bogarde.

At High Noon I took A Walk in the Sun with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. Dana Andrews and Lloyd Bridges joined us. We ran into Trouble Along the Way when we encountered John Wayne and Donna Reed with a flat tire.

Sunset Boulevard is Notorious for causing flats,” said John.

Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn stopped in their pickup truck and we all piled in.

The More the Merrier!” cried Charles.

At lunchtime, Robert Donat suggested I do Chinese at The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. Gene Kelly recommended An American In Paris Café. Marcello Mastroianni wanted me to go Italian.

“Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt, La dolce vita is the best” advised Theresa Wright and Joseph Cotton. Trevor Howard agreed, The Third Man to recommend the restaurant.

I had my palm read by Irish Gypsy Deborah Kerr who said, “I See a Dark Stranger in your life.”

During a brief Cloudburst, I tossed Three Coins In the Fountain at Green Dolphin Street.

Van Johnson saw me and said “If you get your wish it’ll be a Miracle.” In the Rain he strolled arm and arm with Jane Wyman, Singin’ In the Rain.

I asked Dolores Hart Where the Boys Are. She answered, “If you Come To the Stable you’ll meet someone.”

With Great Expectations, I approached the stable. I played tennis with Celeste Holm and bought pottery from Elsa Lanchester.

I was dispairing of meeting anyone when a Tall, Dark, and Handsome man asked, “Going My Way?

“Are you staying Beyond Tomorrow?” I nodded and he said, “Let’s do a night On the Town.”

We heard The Sound of Music and ran Barefoot in the Park. “Shall We Dance at The River’s Edge?” he suggested.

“It’ll be a Night To Remember,” he assured me. “You’ll have The Time of Your Life.”

Lionel Barrymore, Jean Harlow, and Dorothy McGuire used Friendly Persuasion to get us to have Dinner At Eight with them.

We ate at Dangerous Moonlight, a Polish restaurant, where we were entertained by The Pianists Anton Walbrook, Oscar Levant, and Adrien Brody.

We went to the Peyton Place movie theatre where It’s a Wonderful Life was playing.

Jimmy Stewart was selling tickets at the door.

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Sunny Loomis 07/18/08
VERY creative!! I love all the movie titles as part of the story. They pulled me along to the end. Great job!
Joy Faire Stewart07/19/08
This was fun. Loved the walk down memory lane with the old movies and actors. Delightful!
Chely Roach07/20/08
SUPER creative...this was probably alot of fun to write. Great job!
Helen Dowd07/21/08
All I can do is commend you on this. I don't know much about movies, but your idea was unique, carrying out the theme of the week very well....Helen