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First Line: Calmly she sits in the darkened movie house
Last Line: And politely watches.
Subject(s): Grandparents; Motion Pictures; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Movies; Cinema


Calmly she sits in the darkened movie house
And politely watches phantom cowboys
Chase shadowy Indians across nebulous plains.
Modestly her hands are cupped one within the other
Upon her silken lap.
Dignified, her feet are placed in careful order
Side by side beneath the seat.

At her side her grandson sits
And chews and pops his gum and loudly cheers
The hero on to greater deeds.

"It is not good that he should go alone,"
She tells the family quietly.

And he puts in,
"Aw, gee, the other fellows go alone."

"It is not good," she says again.

And so it goes -- the matinee on Saturday.
Calmly she sits in the darkened movie house
And politely watches.





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