Over the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to sit down across a table with people I had never met and hear real conversations. No technology, no formalities, just real people talking and reminiscing about day's gone by. It took me back to my childhood with countless hours around the table with my own Grammy and Mother, playing canasta and hearing so many stories from the past, some of them multiple times, but never losing their humor.
I have been collaborating with local writer, PJ Piccirillo on a project called,
“Portraits in Objects and Tales: A Show and Tell of Days Gone by in Bennetts Valley.”
Wednesday, November 18th, there will be a debut of the project from 5:30-7 at the Bennets Valley Senior Center. The people who shared their stories and who had their portraits made will be there.The community is welcome and there is no RSVP necessary.
One of the portraits you will see and 2 of people you might meet are:
Rick Crocco and Elda Benigni
The pair are standing in front of the infamous long dark hall of, “The Cave,” where Crocco ran movie reels for his grandfather at a time when movie tickets only cost .14 cents. The same dark hallway led to the dance club for teens that was started by Benigni after the building was no longer a theater.
To read Piccirillo’s essays and see all of the potraits, come to the show at:
149 Plum Street Weedville, PA 15868 814-787-7888