“Two eggs, over easy? More coffee honey?”
The waitress was middle-aged. She had curlers on. And late fifties, early sixties glasses. You know the kind? Tear-shaped with fake diamonds. A cigarette was dangling from her too-red lips. “Want more coffee honey?”
“Honey?” I blinked. Nothing. Closed my eyes. Opened them. I was back in the 21st century at Lori’s Diner on Powell and Sutter. San Francisco’s secret gate to the Twilight Zone. No curlers on the waitress’ hair in this time-slot.
Breakfast (Two eggs, over easy, please) at Lori’s is to go back in time, fifty, sixty years.
Did Marilyn ever play “The creature from the black lagoon”? (This one is for Kim). Did you?
His master’s voice…
The gravity defying “Blomb” (Blonde-bomb) shell is probably Jayne Mansfield. The brunette could well be Jane Russell. Don’t ask the gentleman on the right, he simply doesn’t know where (not) to look.
I must have blinked again. Back to 2016.
“Go to sleep.” A flight to freedom.
A young and lovely Natalie Wood.
I paid my check. Blinked and walked out on the street:
Thank God. I was back on my good old Frisco street. July 1962!
Edith the Editor’s note: we have lost contact with the Captain and crew of Equinoxio. This post only just arrived by a time capsule. It seems there is no Internet in 1962. (How can anyone possibly believe that?) We will keep you apprised of the situation.
16 thoughts on “The Twilight Zone: San Francisco”
I keep blinking, to no avail; no, I don’t wanna go to Frisco – just back to the sixties, s’il vous plait!
This is only a prototype- We still have some technicalities to solve. Will let you know.
OK, I subscribed to the blinking channel, can’t wait for the final – and working – version. 😀
Blinking channel? haha! The engineers are working on it. 😉
Haha! Gracias. Qué bueno que te gustó (te había perdido la pista) Todo bien?
Well Brian, that was a lot of fun! Though, I am reeling in and out of decades past…!
Loved the image of Natalie Wood. What a sweet looking girl she was. 🙂
Glad you like it, Carolyn. The ending just came to me as I was finishing the post. 🙂 And yes, Natalie Wood was… a sweet “girl”. (Though a grown-up when I was a child. Time flies) Be good.
awesome fun post Brian ❤
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
fantastic pix Brian!
Thank you dear. (I’m am way behind in everything) Need to get back to your text. 🙂
This made me giggle. You just left a comment on my blog about traveling in a different time-space, but I have been to this very diner! Le Monsieur and I ate here back in February of 2008. Maybe you can reset the time machine and we can meet up for milk shakes. 😀
Isn’t that grand? It has happened with many blogger friends. To walk on the same footsteps in different times. Lori’s quite fun. I have put up a request to the engineering department to synchronize our time routes for the milkshakes. 😉 I’m sure they will complain about budget! 🙂
A fantastic collection of shots Brian, alhough have to admit I’m not sure where to look either.