Some of you may recognize the images below from your youth…
I LOVED piling into the back of my family's station wagon on a Saturday night to head to the local drive-in theater. We went to see movies like Old Yeller (bring on the hankies), The Parent Trap, 101 Dalmations, The Blob, The Crawling Hand (I had nightmares for years), Mary Poppins and Psycho.
We'd get there nice and early to get a good spot. While my parents visited with friends who had also brought their families, all of us kids would go and play on the playground located under the BIG screen. They would come over the speakers and let us know when it was time to get back to our cars when the movie was about to begin. There were always two movies and cartoons and the much anticipated INTERMISSION! We'd head back to the playground, while daddy went to the concession stand to get hot dogs, cokes, popcorn and candy. My gosh, it was such fun. We always wore our pajamas, because by the time we reached home, we were fast asleep and my parents would carry us in straight to bed.
Did you go to the drive-in when you were young? The last movie I can remember seeing in a theater like this was Star Wars and that was in the late 70s if I remember correctly.
Anyway, enough walking down memory lane, my purpose today is to tell you that I'm taking a short intermission, but I won't be going to the playground. I will, however, probably be wearing my pajamas.
I am discombobulated, going crazy, unorganized and just darn tired. This Saturday is Jane's Art at Home show and I am frantically trying to get more driftshell pieces ready for that and for my upcoming Etsy store opening.
I finally decided that I need to take a quick break from blogging this week, so I can pull it all together. BUT, if you know me at all, you just know I had to do a quick google search to find something interesting to share…
"With an investment of $30,000, Richard opened the first drive-in on Tuesday June 6, 1933 at a location on Crescent Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey. The price of admission was 25 cents for the car and 25 cents per person." –History of the Drive-in Theater
With that said…
Note: if you're going to be in the Tampa Bay area on Saturday and would like directions to Jane's, just shoot me an email from the link in my sidebar. Hope to see you there!