Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Basis in Reality

The Cusp of Everything is a novel, but the journalist in me couldn't resist including factual material. My 1975 diary, calendar (above) and scrapbook were jumping off points. (Yes, my teen years are well-documented!)

I included in Cusp some of the same Westchester locations where I hung out back then. What flashbacks I had seeing those names again: Playland, Elmsford Drive-In, Cook's, Loyal Inn, Milk Maid, Tung Hoy, Korvettes, Cue Lounge, Sal's Pizza, Westchester Premier Theater, Steak & Brew, Mamaroneck Inn, Greenburgh Diner, Tommy's Tavern, Single Wing, Le Shack, The Sting, Candlelight...I think they're all gone now except for Playland and the Candlelight!

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