I recall those days of long ago,
When bobby socks and poodle skirts were part of the flow.
Rock & Roll music was the latest thing,
And Louie’s Pizza was the reigning king.
Both Louie and Anna Mae ruled Louie’s roost,
And for certain they made the finest pizzas produced.
Families from the neighborhood would gather around,
For the pizzas Louie’s made were quite renowned.
The scent from his dough would permeate the room,
We all knew what it was; no need to assume.
And while the music played for all the girls and guys,
Louie worked diligently, just making the pies.
I remember sitting in a booth, eating pizza with a coke,
It brings back the memories of who not to provoke.
Anna Mae would smile then pinch you on the cheek,
But should you mess with her your future was bleak.
And now that time has passed me by,
It’s difficult to forget, no matter how hard I try.
The 50s are now but merely a dream,
For it was that special era when Louie’s Pizza reigned supreme.
Joe “Tuffy” Tofuri
From his book, “The Art of Being Cool”