A Special Edition: As Time Goes By

I guess I’m not ready to start the new year yet. Or my regular posting.

My husband and I were dining at a local Italian eatery on Monday. The restaurant nestles on the edge of a spit, a few feet from the bay. Wind whipped up the water. Rain ran in rivulets down the picture window on the the south side. Ducks and seagulls dove into the white caps searching for food.

Behind us, an open circular fireplace warmed the room. Garlic, butter, basil, rosemary, and seafood filled the air. Steam rose from our coffees, carrying with it a nutty aroma. A garland of small white Christmas lights still draped the domed dining room.

The music in the restaurant changed tracks and we heard Frank Sinatra sing, “As Time Goes By.”

We didn’t want to break the spell.

Listening to the song made me think of the one of my favorite Humphrey Bogart films, Casablanca. You remember the scene, where Sam, played by Dooley Wilson, is singing, and Ilsa and Rick are reunited.

Play it again, Sam. . .

Until next week my friends.



About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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4 Responses to A Special Edition: As Time Goes By

  1. amb says:

    SWOON. That is all. 😀


  2. Liz says:

    Date night 🙂 Sounds like a wonderful meal. You’ve given me some scents, but would love to hear what you ordered. Food report, please. Pretty please?


    • I dined on Linguine Sorrento. If you love shell fish in the shell, sliced cherry tomatoes, and garlic flavored fish broth, this is the pasta combination to order. (My next favorite on their menu is their Gnocchi della Casa.–potato dumplings in a tomato sauce with wilted basil. Brava!)

      My better half ordered, Spaghetti with Meatballs. It gave our date the ambiance of Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp.” 😉


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