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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

We had another blast from the past when we visited Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum. The place was packed with all sorts of arcade games, current and going back to well before many of us were born. By today’s standards, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and mechanical pinball machines are old. Those were modern compared to many of the vintage games on display and for everyone’s entertainment. I was looking for the Fortune Teller machine from the Tom Hanks movie “Big.” There were several of the same vintage. In the time there everyone went through the entire building several times. I saw several people with a large fistful of winning tickets. They looked good but weren’t worth much. For 20 tickets, you get a single Hershey’s Kiss. JAGM gave everyone some seed money to encourage participation. Some just cut loose and broke out their wallets and added to it or brought a roll or two of their quarters. I wonder how many people felt young again. Age is just a number and not a state of mind unless you let it. JAGM was there about 10 years ago. Mark it on your calendars as we will be returning

in another 10 years, address unknown.

It was a long drive to Lunch, just across the street to Bone Yard BBQ Grill House and Bar, for all kinds of good BBQ food with generous portions. An advantage of being at both places near opening time is that there was no crowd, and we had the places to ourselves.

There were 24 of us in attendance and everyone had an enjoyable time.


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