The Classics: An Interactive Pawn Shop

phone boothThe Classics: An Interactive Pawn Shop

I know, probably not the best place to take a group of seventh graders, But it was broad day-light. And truthfully, I felt more comfortable there than waiting in the decrepit Greyhound bus stop.

Its name intrigued me: Welcome, The Classics.

It was memory lane for me. For my students, it was museum.

  • A pay phone booth with pictures on the wall of 15 teenagers wedged inside.
  • A roll-top desk… a typewriter and erasable paper.
  • An eight-track tape boom box blasting ABBA, Chicago, Simon and Garfunkel, and John Denver.

“Wow, Pop.  This is better than T-Rex at the Smithsonian!”



Written for Carrot Ranch Communications. (I don’t know if a place like this is “real”… but I would love to spend an afternoon there with a group of teens!)

Requirements: August 17, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a fossil or uses the word in its variant forms (fossilize, dino bones, petrification, gastroliths, ichnofossils, etc.). Dig into your imagination and go where the fossil record leads you.

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5 thoughts on “The Classics: An Interactive Pawn Shop

  1. What a great place to tour! That photo makes me laugh! Why was our generation so obsessed with scrunching as many people as possible in to tiny spaces? I recall that feat in a Volkswagen Bug…Great flash, Roger!

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