is Mauzy Broadway?
the salon of reincarnates of the "new woman,"
the "odd woman," "the flapper," and
the "free thinking woman." The name Mauzy
Broadway came to me as I drove down Interstate 81 and
would see a sign on the highway: Mauzy Broadway. Each time
I drove past the sign my imagination became more entranced
wth women dancing in pearls to Artie Shaw and swooning over
Satie. One time I decided to visit Mauzy Broadway to see
if it were such a place. I drove down a little road for
a while and came to a split with Mauzy to the left and Broadway
to the right. I chose Broadway, and sat on the curb for
a while in this little town drinking a soda as a toast.
One day there will be Mauzy Broadway coffee salons,
Mauzy Broadway tea rooms, and Mauzy Broadway
speakeasies with live jazz. The spirits of these treasured
women need thier salon, that came to me from a sign on I-81.