Bits and Pieces of the Past

Inspired by V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #95: bits and pieces



ticket stubs


I saved these ticket stubs…scraps of paper…bits and pieces from my past. I found them tucked in a drawer, old jewelry boxes and a business card case. Ancient rubber bands barely held some together. I smiled as I arranged them for this photo.

Allow me to share a few ramblings…

I remember…seeing Whoopi – my comedy idol – and waiting in the theater’s back parking lot afterwards hoping to see her.

There was the night we saw Bruce Hornsby and his heartfelt tribute to Jerry Garcia who had died a few weeks earlier.

A concert I never thought I’d attend had been #1 on my bucket list for years: Barbra Streisand. Tied for #1: Carole King. And there was Bonnie – could never get enough of her. And Bruuuuce…you know who I mean. Amazing.

When we took the kids to see the one-of-a-kind Harlem Globetrotters – back in the days of the basketball and Chicago Bulls craziness that consumed our family.

When You’re A Jet….a local professional theater did this fabled Broadway musical justice beyond our expectations. Again, a favorite.

And…Writers! Anna. Elizabeth. Joyce. Sonia. Atul. Inspiring and captivating…they welcomed us all into their world for an hour that went by much too fast.

I shared most of these events with family and friends. In theaters and concert halls both large and small. In New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Washington, DC. Singing, laughing and can’t-help-but-get-out-of-my-seat dancing…ain’t too proud sweet darlin….

I attended a few of the writer’s talks alone and will admit there was no singing and dancing, but laughing…yes.

Unique memories of a time gone by.

As far as I know, all of these once packed venues are closed for the foreseeable future. I hope that someday we all have another chance to collect more bits and pieces like these.

This song has been going through my head ever since seeing V.J.’s prompt. So in the spirit of live concerts please enjoy…


25 thoughts on “Bits and Pieces of the Past

  1. I’m with you – hopefully these venues will again reopen. I have to admit I am enjoying watching opera from the Met in New York and National Theatre from London. These are things that would have been things I wouldn’t have got to see had it not been for the Pandemic.

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  2. Oh, my, you have such a rich collection of memories!! So fun to see how you arranged the ticket stubs. That’s a very clever photo. I have a dear friend whose son just turned 29, I remember back to being there in the hospital with the family the day he was born. I was the transport to the hospital while we located the father who showed up just in time to catch his bouncing baby boy! He’s a Broadway actor/singer and he’s not been home to NYC since March. I bet he’s feeling like you, wondering when those events will open up again? Thanks for the earworm song … πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, Shelley. It was fun setting up the arrangement. That’s quite the story you remember. Broadway is the workplace of so much talent…I sure hope it all opens up again! (yeah, I know, that song is…catchy)

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      1. You’re welcome. Setting up a photo op is fun, you’ve got talent for that as well as photography … and writing!
        I sure hope he gets to sing his heart out on the stage again soon.
        It’s funny how some songs do that more than others!

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  3. That collage of your bits and pieces is amazing. A lifetime of wonderful memories. Yes, hopefully more to come. ❀ Whoopi is one of my favorites also. πŸ™‚

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  4. I used to collect concert tickets too and then at one point I had a T-shirt made with them. It was great! Whereas the tickets themselves were stolen since I kept them in an old bag and I had a burglar taking many old bags with nothing in them but memories.

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