Memory Provides What Life Does Not "Mingle With The Stars"

 It was Academy Awards night, sometime in February or March in the 90s. I was working as a caller in a company that collected movie grosses from various theaters - large and small - all over the United States. Our job was exactly like a 'telemarketer' of the day, except we were not selling any product.   Memory has its own way of deepening and expanding each ancedote. At the time, it may seem trivial and passing. However, with each telling and time the nuances bring more color and significance to any seemingly mundane story....more