This year is the 70th anniversary of the old black and white movie, CASABLANCA. Some friends and I went to a special screening and when I walked into the theater I expected to see a packed audience. A sweet elderly couple, the matronly wife wearing a white garden hat and he a plaid shirt with overalls, sat right in the middle. Below them by three of four rows was a little grandma type. And that was it.

We were happy to have pick of whatever seat we pretty much wanted and even had a difficult time trying to find that “perfect” spot. After we settled in, my friend Janet brought her own bag of grapes and was passing them around, I observed more people begin to slowly trickle in. Most were gray-haired and I thought perhaps many of them were hoping to reminice of days long past.

The movie began and it was a thrill to see Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman larger than life. All I could think was … they just don’t make movie’s like this anymore. And they never will because PEOPLE are not what they used to be. It is truly a bygone era.

So all I can say is, “Here’s looking at you kid!”