Technically, today is Memorial Day and I have the day off….
Honey has to work, as do most other people I know-at least the ones in town….so here I am…sitting at home, watching re-runs of NCIS. Not in a reading mood, not in a movie mood, and it’s storming like crazy, so…..
But as I pondered the movie possibility, along with the weather outside, it did remind me of something…
Going to the drive in was a big deal, practically an event. We were outside, late at night, past our bedtimes-and it was like a party. There was popcorn, corn dogs, hamburgers, cherry sodas, bottle caps, cracker jacks…..
We could even sit outside-in a chair, on the car, in a sleeping bag…what could be better? Of course, we often fell asleep before the end of the feature, and the mosquitoes feasted like it was Christmas, but we didn’t care. A drive in movie with friends and family, and all the “exotic” foods we could eat was a child’s version of living large.
The Aristocats is the first movie I recall ever seeing….it had cats!….and I saw it at the drive in…sweet!