Friday, June 6, 2008

Margie and Edna go to the Drive-In

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Margie: Edna, look here. Today is the day the first drive-in theater opened in 1933. My stars, I do remember going to the drive-in and eating that good popcorn. I remember other things too but I guess you'll run your mouth and gripe if I tell about those. You're a fuddy duddy, Edna.

Edna: It’s a thankless job trying to keep you on-track, Margie. I remember the first time going to the drive-in here in Jericho. My goodness, it was such an experience watching the talkies up there on that big outdoor screen! And from the comfort of your own car too, no one had ever heard of such a thing.

Margie: I remember. Daddy bought us each a box of that good popcorn and a big Coke. It was full of crushed ice. My goodness, that was real fun. Kids these days wouldn't know fun if it bit them on the rear.

Edna: That is most certainly true, Margie. You know, it’s a good thing that there are still some drive-in theaters in operation all over the country. Some right here in Kansas, too! The state’s oldest operating drive-in movie theater, the South Drive-in, is right down there in Dodge City, KS. Maybe we should get out the Model T and head on down for a movie.

Margie: Good idea, Edna. I'll get my bag.

8 comments:

Amy Lilley Designs said...

I have the best memories of going to the drive-in in Ardsley, NY see James Bond movies in the back of my Dad's station wagon, dressed in my pj's and not quite remembering how I got to my bed that night.....

Margie and Edna said...

That is a lovely memory. Thank you for sharing. Didn't you love their popcorn?

Carole said...

We are lucky enough here in NY to have TWO drive in theaters still in operation. Gotta love the greasy fries from the snack bar too!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

I think I must have...but one thing for sure, the experience as a whole was a GREAT memory!!!! Thank you gals for bringing it up!!!!

blessings...

Eric S. said...

I wish there were more drive ins still. I remember as a kid, sneaking in in the back of my cousins van, and then getting caught. Served us right, but it was fun.

MamaFlo said...

I've got some great memories of drive-ins too but my Daddy and Popcorn weren't in that same memory - LOL. I seem to remember fogged up windows and sitting in the backseat where a stick shift wasn't planted up my arse.
Now that's a memory!!!

Nadine said...

I'm going to have to find a drive-in in NY. My kids have never had the experience, nor have I since being a kid.

LisiBee said...

Try here, Nadine: http://www.driveintheater.com/drivlist.htm

:)

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