Texhoma 101 Oldies
by Herbert D Henning
Monday, October 07, 2002
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Texhoma, 101, Oldies
Driving Across Texas
on highway 287,
My sunglasses mirrored yesterday
I sipped coffee from my tumbler,
yawned and twisted the tuning dial,
I paused at Texhoma, 101, Oldies.
Little Eva did "The Locomotion."
The Beatles, "I wanna hold your hand."
The D.J. announced
the latest anniverseries and deaths.
My stomach growled
when he announced
that baked chicken, raisin and carrot salad,
coffee, tea and rolls would be lunch
at the local senior citizens CenterŐs lunch menu
My mirror reflected the early 60Ős.
My friend, Richard, now deceased,
and I would cruise the town
in my blue and white 56 Chevy,
in search of girls to impress, or
a drag race I could win.
On our local station,
we would listen to "From a Jack to a Queen."
or "North to Alaska"
We visited Bill, the D.J.
who announced the local admissions to the hospital,
the births, and the deaths.
Soon, Texhoma 101 oldies
faded in my mirror.
I twisted the tuning dial in search
for another oldies
and another reflection in my mirror.