You know you’re getting older when . . . when your tween takes one look at a really cool jukebox and says, “What’s that!?” Oh, brother.
We’ve arrived in Port Townsend for a quick getaway from Seattle. One of the highlights of this historic seaside port on the Olympic Peninsula for this trip is the Nifty Fiftys Soda Fountain on Water Street. The fun decor is a throwback to the ’50’s when Elvis was King and bobby socks, saddle shoes and cardigan sweaters were all the rage. Hop up on one of the retro counter stools next to me and order a burger and fries, or settle for an ice cream sundae, banana split or blackberry malt. Mmm . . .
Now if you really want to embarrass your kids or grandkids, you could start jitterbugging or instead sing along with one of your jukebox favorites: “LaBamba,” “Help Me, Rhonda” or “Don’t be Cruel.” This is one of those hangouts that’s fun for every member of your family: the kids get to sample fun food and you get to revel in nostalgia and the way things were when . . .
Okay, here’s a quarter. What song is playing on your jukebox, Wanderboomers? Post a comment and let me know.