Friday, January 29, 2016
Elliston Place Soda Shop
I've always loved an old-fashioned soda shop.
It was where all the crowd found out
you were going steady,
where you wore his letter-jacket,
first heard what would become "our song"
on the jukebox.
Nashville still has a gem of a soda shop,
Elliston Place Soda Shop,
in existence since 1939 in the same location.
It's still where a guy takes his date for a milkshake.
Especially on cold winter days when she really
needs to get out of the house.
And especially when she hasn't had anything
sweet to eat in six weeks.
How were those chocolate milkshakes?
As a preacher friend used to say:
"Good enough to make you want to
smack your momma."
She did resist the slice of pie he took home--
coconut cream pie like his momma used to make.
And what was their song?
"Put your head on my shoulder...
maybe we will fall in love."