Thursday, July 31, 2008

Love those movies...

At lunch an Afrikaans friend shared that she had gone to the Friday matinee, all by herself, to see Mamma Mia! “I love the movies!” says Anne-Mi. When she was a child growing up on a farm in South Africa she received 10 cents a week for doing chores. “A lot of chores!” she recalls. Come Saturday she would dress herself in her very best “because that’s what you did back then,” and go to the matinee. It cost seven cents to get in. With the other three cents, she bought Stars. Stars were pink and very chewy. Three cents would get her 10 or even 12. Then she would go into the theater, always to the very front row, where she would sit right in the center. “That way,” said Anne-Mi, “I was always sure that I saw the movie first!”

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