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Gourmet Concessions

Smiling recollections,
summer evening reflections, now
almost gone for new generations
while my venues of childhood musings
and adolescent anticipations
...near extinction.
I must concede my willingness to share
what they will never recall
     - the exhilaration 
when Dad would pronounce,
"We're going to the drive-in tonight".
A creature double feature,
"The Blob" and "I Was a Teenage Werewolf",
both Feep worthy presentations,
fantasmically speaking.

The impatience for dusk was matched
with the rush of a 10 minute intermission
and, while spotlights played on the
darkened screen, cardboard pizza,
Buttercup popcorn, hockey puck hamburgers,
soggy steamed dogs, and french fries, 
were greedily consumed for more
than the price of admission.
Hood ice cream cups with flat wood spoons
for dessert, then back with only
one minute 'til SHOWTIME to the
mosquito safe car where "Pic" coils
repelled the infestation while smoldering
on the glove box door - mesothelioma be damned!

Then, if we didn't escape with an
early exit dash, were caught
in the dust and chaos of the only
late night traffic jam in town.

And...years later, those teenage
trysts, without permission - I'll never tell
            what movie?
But, always remember "Gourmet Confessions"!

(first draft)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020

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Date: 2/13/2020 8:54:00 PM
I loved drive ins more so then movie theaters... there is a website that lists them all in each state and which are still operating... there are a few in my state over an hour from me but I always say one day I will make it to them.. the one closest to me is a shopping center, bummer.... great post Craig, thanks for the walk through memories... hugs
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craig cornish
Date: 2/13/2020 9:23:00 PM
Thanks Sandy, there used to be many within minutes of everyone until that land became so valuable. There's still one about a half hour from my home back in NH--must go this summer some time.
Date: 2/13/2020 1:28:00 AM
The drive-ins were fantastic. I have great memories of them from the late seventies - "Grease" for example. Nicely penned, Craig. T.J
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Date: 2/11/2020 5:58:00 PM
Nostalgia at its finest:)
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craig cornish
Date: 2/11/2020 8:43:00 PM
Thought you could relate Daniel