Saturday afternoon we were food shopping at Acme in Clifton.

I fell into a trance at the toy section, which though small triggered the flashback, cue the organist, theme music.

There was a Duncan Yo-Yo
and a Slinky

And next to the deck of Old Maid playing cards
were two Light Sabers.

When I was a kid we made swords out of wood and tried to put each other's eye out.

At the end of the aisle, the Brach's candy corns were for sale more than a month ahead of Halloween. (The only time it's okay to take candy from strangers.)

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