Hampton Beach

In the midst of a winter storm, there was a fire at Hampton Beach. It took a city block. Among the other buildings, the Happy Hampton arcade is gone.

Does anyone remember pinball? Wandering in off the beach with a handful of quarters, hearing the clack and pops of the counters and bumpers. Walking along the machines looking for replays that people had walked away from. Five balls for a quarter. Finally picking a machine and settling in behind it, a pinball wizard.

Whatever begins, also ends.