Nostalgic Brick #ThrowbackThursday

I love these nostalgic Thursdays. They encourage me to revisit experiences I might not, otherwise, and to see things I’ve stopped paying attention to. My nostalgic brick, for instance.

My Nostalgic BricknostalgicLong ago, (in the summer of 1967) in a town called Louisville, Kentucky, teenaged me worked as a Runner for Kentucky Shakespeare’s Shakespeare In Central Park. As a Runner, I ran errands. Hence, the title. During the day, I ran back and forth between the production site in Central Park and the headquarters in The Carriage House, some blocks away. The Carriage House held the office of the then-director, C. Douglas Ramey, and the costume shop. At night, I haunted the backstage area and ran for snacks and water for the cast and crew, or fetched props and bits of costume.

The next year, I was off to college, the costume shop and office moved elsewhere, and The Carriage House was pulled down. One of my high school pals, Eddie Collins, grabbed me a brick and painted it for me, so I’d never forget why I was carrying a brick around with me every time I moved house.

Thanks, Eddie! If you ever read this blog, please get in touch, my friend.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a brick. Especially you, Leslie R. Lee, and you know the Brick I’m talkin’ about!



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Nostalgic Brick #ThrowbackThursday

  1. Dan Antion

    November 6, 2014 at 7:29am

    I didn’t mention it in my latest post, but I did bring back a tiny bit of rubble from the hospital as a keepsake. Your friend was very nice to do that for you.

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      Marian Allen

      November 6, 2014 at 1:41pm

      Yes, Eddie was a good friend. I’m so sorry we’ve lost touch. I’m glad you got to keep a bit of that hospital. Tangible mementos mean so much.

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  2. Megan

    November 6, 2014 at 12:09pm

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story. I often wish I had more mementos from my childhood, and this is a pretty awesome one!

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      Marian Allen

      November 6, 2014 at 1:42pm

      It brings back a flood of memories, every time I look at it. 🙂

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