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Worldly Word Feb. 9

Well, another day and more thoughts about my childhood days.  As I was back tracking, looking for more information about the Dunning area.  I remembered the outdoor movie theater by Harlem and Irving.  How much fun that was.  Whether you went with a boyfriend or you went as a family, it was a night to remember.  The big screens today have nothing on the screen from back then. It was always a special treat to go.  I remember as a child, we would have a pillow and blanket and make the back seat comfy cozy. We had all the snacks we needed..of course, except for popcorn.  There was never anything better than the movie popcorn.  Remember the preview prior to the movie?  The dancing concessions?  The popcorn and sodas and Raisinettes?   They were almost as much fun to see as the movies.  The nights that were the date nights.  There wasn't anything between the boyfriends seat and your seat....just cuddling room.   The speakers that hooked up on your windows.  Sometimes I remember that we had to go from pole to pole to find a good one.  
When I remember those days with fondness, and think about the cars...wow...they had so much room in the back seat.  When I was a kid, I could comfortably sit on the floor and read my comic books.  Now you are lucky if there is enough foot room. 
Well I thought today's word could be LUXURY. 
What do we consider today as a luxury or a necessity?  I think that we are accustomed to having everything, that most things that years ago would have been considered a LUXURY are now a household staple.  A television today is no longer a LUXURY unless you want a state of the art movie room.  A  car is no longer a LUXURY, but a necessity.  Even a vacation today is considered more of a staple than a LUXURY.  Going out to a restaurant years ago would have been considered a LUXURY, whereas today, the average person eats out at least once a week and that is not counting fast food trips.  There was a time when going to a fast food McDonalds was considered a LUXURY!  And back in the day when they first came out...no-one thought they would ever last! 
If you thought about it...what would you say would be a LUXURY today?  I will be curious to hear feedback on your thoughts. 
Quote for the day:
“Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.”
Dodie Smith

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