April 15, 2021


I'm not quite sure why we haven't joined Sam's Poetry Corner before, especially as we enjoy trying to compose silly poems.  But be that as it may, we've heard it said, there's never a better time to start than the present!  So here we go, joining Angel Sammy, bro-fur Teddy and lovely Mom Pam and all their friends over at TWO SPOILED CATS ... for Sam's Poetry Corner on Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.


10 cents for candy.
5 cents pack o' smokes.
You could ruin your teeth, how dandy.
Or be the noisy coughing kind of folks.
Back then it was still much cheaper to puff, 
if you were just careless or stupid enough.*
*no Surgeon General's Warning Then!

Up-down the rows those pretty girls go, 
shouting "buy now, buy now 'fore the matinee show."
Only 10 cents, only 5 cents!
"You really must try", 
called out pretty girls, walking aisles, passing by.

Then a very rude lady -- a huge hat on her head!
    [She being that one at the picture show 
we've all come to dread!]
Well, she plopped herself down, smack in front of me,
 she's wearing that hat of all hats, as big as big can be!
So ~ here! Over here, Candy Girl!
I'll buy your treats ~ as this movie I'll not see!

Well, it doesn't matter that much anyway.  Mom watches movies on Netflix and tries hard not to snack ~ me, I just curl up and fall asleep soon after the opening credits.  She's thankful for movie time, I'm thankful for nap time.  We're both happy.


  1. great job, you should have joined the fun sooner, and the poem fits what I see... I did live through the days when women wore hats and gloves to the theater, but I never did and I have only seen these girls selling in old movies but never in real life.. i prefer watching movies on TV, back when I went to theaters we had no TV and then when we got one there was no movies just stuff my parents watched, think Lawrence Welk

  2. That is a great poem! We used to get the usherettes at children's Saturday morning pictures, but they only sold the little tubs of ice cream with the wooden spoons.

  3. 5 cents for smoke? ... o ... where is the time machine? ;O)))

  4. Excellent submission, June!

    I'm a bit too young to have had that experience in theatres, but I certainly remember smoking in restaurants and public places until WELL into my 20s, maybe even early 30s (the years are a blur - lol).

    I have the first few seasons of the original "Mission Impossible" series on DVD, and OMC, everyone was smoking on the set. LOL.

  5. OH WHAT A FUN POEM! Great job June....I love it. I'd forgotten that they also sold cigarettes AND you could smoke in movie theaters back then too. As a kid, we never went to movies because my Dad had a really bad back and couldn't sit in the seats - Mom would get upset with him up/down/up/down/up/down the whole movie. HAHA I'm so happy you joined in our Poetic fun - I hope it's a NEW TREND for you and you'll join us again - it's so much fun to read everyone's poems.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

  6. Mom remembers how someone tall or with a big hat would sit in front of her!!! We like the idea of watching at home and snuggling with Mom.

    The Florida Furkids

  7. That was a fun poem, it made me laugh. Isn't watching movies at home so much better? I don't miss the big hats or people that would talk through the whole thing. Enjoy your nap sweet June.

  8. That's a great poem! It's never any fun to find your seat at a show blocked by a large person let alone one with a big hat.

  9. What a great poem and mom so remembers when some tall person sat down in front of her and she had to lean to the left or the right to see.

  10. Nap time works for me sweet June and that was a fun poem too! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. Juney give mom a high 5 on her very descriptive poem and OMCs you look most comfy
    Hugs cecilia

  12. Goobers, and Raisinettes, and my favorite Junior Mints!

  13. Wonderful Thankfuls friends. You made us laugh as Dad has had a few of those in front of him and his gal. "Please sit lower" he would say. Once a guy got really angry and said "*^*? You!" and got up. Well Dad got up too. Needless to say there was not a word said when the guy saw him and he and his gal moved MOL. The movie was bad. Oh well. Purrs

  14. That was an excellent poem. XO

  15. You're together, and that's the most important thing of all!

  16. Wonderful poem! We love it! We did not have girls/ladies like that in Alberta when I was growing up or even when my Mom was. So I have been reading the poems with great interest! And living in really rural places, I can count on both hands the number of movies I've seen in a theater in the last 30 years (mostly when I was working/living in the city). I LOVE curling up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn, several cats and being able to pause! We hope you and June enjoy the evening!

  17. Pawsome poem!
    You look so comfy having your snooze too June :)
    Purrs, Julie

  18. Living with humans requires cats to make some concessions sometimes, June!

  19. An excellent poem! It is fun to participate in this, i didn't realize how much fun poetry is until i tried it.