Saturday, November 13, 2010

Days Gone By!


Some times I wax nostalgic and look up web sites of things I remember from my past.  Remember drive-in's?  Soda fountains?  Phillip 66 gas stations?  *sigh*  Those were the good old days, where people weren't in such a hurry.  So, pull up your butterfly chair and relax!  (yes, I own a few butterfly chairs!)
In this post, I'd like to highlight a few of the web sites I like to view when I need to look back.
Any one remember Horn & Hardart automats?  I'm pretty sure it was the one we used to visit in Philadelphia when we went for visits and I loved it, especially the baked beans.  Don't ask me why I remember that.  But it was so neat to look into the little windows and see what the food looked like, then you put the money in the box and took what you wanted and moved down the row.   Horn & Hardart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
And how about those prefabricated diners?  Just don't make them like that anymore!  Diner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not many drive-in movies around anymore.  I sure remember them like it was yesterday, especially the night my boyfriend and I fell asleep at one.  Try explaining that to your mad Mother when you get home at 2 AM.  Drive-ins and Drive-in Movie Theatres at DriveinMovie.com
 
I can't help but to remember this great old movie theater I used to go to when I was young.  It's still there but all boarded up.  It seemed so grand, with a balcony and all the beautiful lights.  Lost Palaces: A Gallery of Old Movie Theatres and Cinemas   I remember they held a raffle once and my brother entered it, he won!  I'll never forget him coming home with a rooster.  LOL!
 

How many of you used to go bowling on Saturday night?  Do kids still go bowling?   
 
Let's take a look at some old motels!  LILEKS (James) :: The American Motel and here's Wigwam Village in Arizona:  Wigwam Village Motel #6, Holbrook, Arizona
And of course, must mention Route 66:   Route 66 - Traveling the Mother Road Never visited but have always been fascinated! 
Thanks for traveling through time with me, hope you enjoyed it!
RWS

6 comments:

Clara said...

Thanks for the blast from the past!

jfreda1 said...

hmmm....
right now yesterday is my past and I'm lucky to remember that! lol
Those are some fun websites runs.

Doodle said...

WOW! You brought back many a memory. Drive in theaters for one. Used to go with my Mom and Dad all the time. I remember my Mom would make popcorn and put it in a big trash bag - made enough to get us through the next day. We'd pack some bowls and the cooler full of ice and "pop". Those were the days.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

VintageEmbellishment said...

Hmm, fell asleep at the drive in???

Reminds me of an old Everly Brothers song..."Wake Up Little Susie"!

Hey Dude, if you put butter and tobasco sauce on that popcorn it is irresistable :)

Thanks for the memories VS...

goodgosh said...

You've brought back some good memories!
My parents used to load all 7 of us in the VW Bus and we'd wear our pajamas to the Drive-In and bring sleeping bags and lay on the roof of the car
There used to be an Old Tyme Movie Theater that only played black and white movies and was .25 cents that my friends and I would go to...
Ah, the simpler days. :)

peppercorns said...

Thanks for the memories RWS. We traveled Route 66 quite often from California to Nebraska, and I remember Wigwam Village Motel! And of course, those wonderful drive-in movies. We did have some great times. :0)