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Drive-In Theater Memories

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Drive-In Theater Memories

Many summers ago going to the drive-in was such a thrill

for me.  Those long hot summer nights seemed to

disappear while at the drive-in.  A trip to the concession

stand was what I really looked forward to, more than the movie

sometimes.  Waiting for that old sun to go down, seemed to take forever,

then the cartoons came on, Popeye, Casper the Friendly Ghost

was seen most of the time.  There were always at least three movies

sometimes more.  Dollar night was great, where a whole car load got in

for just one dollar, no matter how many were in the car.  Later as a teenager

we sometimes would stuff the car like a can of sardines.  Other times we would hide

two or three people girls and guys in the trunk and then after we were inside they would

jump out and get in the car.  After a while they caught on and had somebody watching

and they threw us out.

Many memories of my mom and her good friend John taking me to the drive-in,

we all had a good time.  Now those are sweet memories i will never forget.  They are very

few drive-ins and they cost so much that i have not been to one since 1969

when my wife Judy and I were just going steady, we saw the "Love Bug" with my mom

and her 5th husband Art.

Such sweet memories drive-ins were.

Written 8-16-11

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  1. Date: 10/11/2011 6:49:00 PM
    Enjoyed this drive in delight James, always good to read you...

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 1:41:00 PM
    Wow, your mom had 5 husbands! Good for her : ) I'll miss your lovely nostalgic writes, my friend. I haven't been on Soup for a few days and have just seen your Soup mail, and replied

  1. Date: 8/21/2011 4:38:00 PM
    I have memories like that too. Great job. Thanks for so many entertainig writes my friend. God Bles, JB

  1. Date: 8/18/2011 10:54:00 PM
    Hi James, The good ol days, we don't have drive ins here any more. Such memories a thing of the past but you bring them to life again.

  1. Date: 8/18/2011 10:37:00 PM
    ahhh, I love them, those drive ins. those were the days. I was going to them even until the 80's. I think they still have a big one in SLC with various screens all in a circle. I would go to see the movie I wanted and then take a blanket and go over to another screen that had another show I wanted to see instead of the one playing with the one I paid for. Those were the days!!

  1. Date: 8/18/2011 9:47:00 PM
    Good day James, how are you? I always enjoy how you take us to memory lane.. Here in south Texas, we have a few still up... not the same though... Enjoyed your poem,..p.d.