04 September 2012

final show

after hanging on through the blockbuster and netflix years, the small video store in our town is now closing its doors. i worked a second job there once, nights and weekends, when the girl went off to college and the house was too quiet. i studied for graduate classes there, between checking out vhs tapes for customers and returning rented ones to the shelves. i worked with wonderful, funny women. i got to know my neighbors. it was a rich time in my life.

the "going out of business sign" drew me in. they were selling off their stock and it was cheap. i went to the drama section and found it: the movie i loved to play when i was working. i haven't seen it in years, but i bought it, just to have it, just for old times' sake.


Nellie Dee said...

I love it! Not the fact that our modern living is closing the chapters to many old school ways and ma and pa shops, but how special to find your movie as well as the significance of the title. What a treasure. I'll have to see if I can find the movie.

susan t. landry said...

oh god, chris, what a terrific & heart-rending post. i love seeing you in that video store...your daughter off to college...the house, not empty but so many new echoes that are hard to face...
and the funny women, god bless them.