Did you have a neighborhood drive-in movie lot? These were the BEST summer family and date night venues. Drive-ins took up a parking lot with tall speed humps and rows of stands loaded with a heavy speaker to hang on the driver’s side window. The screen was billboard size huge and white.
In the summer, my parents, aunts, and uncles piled a lot of kids in station wagons. Us kids wore our pajamas and sneakers. We arrived early so we could play on the asphalt playground that featured a very tall slide, swings, and monkey bars. A motorized choo-choo train gave anyone brave enough to jump on a ride around the lot. The grownups loaded up with candy, popcorn, and sodas. When the day finally set into night, the playground lights flashed and the projector started the concession stand commercials. The backseats were folded down and covered with blankets and pillows. Cartoons played while we settled on how much popcorn and which candy bar we could have. My dad laughed out loud at the Road Runner cartoons. A kid friendly movie usually played next. I remember seeing The Boatniks and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The second feature was geared toward adults. By that time, the kids were asleep on their sticky pillows—well, at least most of the kids. I saw most of the “grown up” movie, peeking over the front seat’s backrest. I remember Krakatoa, East of Java and a shoot-em-up gangster movie with “bad words”.
My theme for the 2022 AtoZ Blog Challenge is titled Grand Prompts To Ask Your Grands. Each day in April I will present a conversation starter/journal prompt to ask your parents, grandparents, aunts, older neighbors, co-workers, yourself…you get the idea. The questions are meant to forge connections between and within generations and inspire storytelling and journaling.
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