Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Free Graphics - - The Good Ole Days

Remember When? I sure do! The milkman used to leave bottles of milk in a metal box on our side porch...Mom would let us kids out to play in the morning, and by mid-morning I would be so sleepy, I would rest my head on that hard box and fall asleep! She'd try to get me inside to lay down, but "I'm not sleepy, Momma!" And I would beg to continue playing outdoors!

How about Drive-In Movies? I do recall dad having found the perfect spot to view the show, only to discover a broken (or worse yet - static noisy speaker!) so we'd have to move the car again! There were the cartoons that started the show just at dusk, till it was darker and time for the feature presentation, intermissions so viewers could run to the concession stand for food or a potty break, and the mosquitoes that would sneak in the crack where the car speakers hung on the window - they would buzz and we would swat - and they would always bite! How I hated that - especially on hot muggy nights when you really wanted ALL the car windows open to keep cool during the show!!! Yes - The Good Ole Days!

Have a great Thursday!


Keetha Broyles said...

Yep - - - we had the silver metal insulated milk box on our front porch too!!! In the northwoods of Wisconsin, dad often had to LISTEN for the milk man to come so he could get the milk IN the house BEFORE it froze out there.

I remember drive-in movies, but have only ever been to ONE in my life.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't think we ever had milk boxes, however I do remember the drive-in movies and all that went with it. No matter how hot or how many bugs were there - I loved going! Thanks for the memories.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

We had a wire basket that the empties went in, and the new full milks were put in another one just like it. He'd grab up the basket with the empties and swing the full basket into place...those guys were always very physically fit, like the UPS guys of today!

I recall the drive-ins, but they were on the wane...we have a big ol' drive-in here in Midland and it is very popular, no mosquitos to bother anyone out here!

Dismom said...

We actually still have a drive-in movie theater in our town (one of only a few left in our state)-we actually plan on taking our kids their this summer, as we haven't been since our little guy has arrived (over 2 years ago).

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Our local drive in movie opened, and was robbed at gunpoint on opening night!!!
Outrageous~love the graphics.
I've used the mail man one before making cards.