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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

{ Wednesday's Word - Memories }

A few places that bring back sweet memories.....


The beautiful Tennessee Theater.  
I saw my first movie in a theater here.
Guess what the movie was?
Bonnie and Clyde!
Oh, I'm telling my age.


The theater lobby.



Inside the theater.






As a really young child, Daddy and Mom would take us to the River Breeze Drive-In.  Daddy would go to the concession area to get us Coca-Colas and corn dogs and they would set our drinks on the dashboard door.  Remember when that was the "cup holder" in a car?





It was always a treat when we would get to go to McDonald's on Magnolia Avenue in Knoxville to eat.


I miss how McD's looked when I was a kid, I can't believe they replaced this cool looking McD's on Washington Ave. w/ a more modern ugly plain building. So sad. Huntington, West Virginia <3 my hometown <3:
(this isn't the one we visited, but looked like this)


When Pappy and I were dating, we saw a lot of movies at the Family Drive-In on Broadway in Knoxville, TN.
Family Drive-In

We went to Cardin's Drive-In on one of the first dates we had and still go there occasionally.



We spent our honeymoon in Gatlinburg, TN and stayed at Midtown Lodge.
It's not even there any longer,  It was torn down and something else built in it's place.....
made me sad.




Isn't it nice to go back and remember places we used to visit?

HOPE everybody has a wonderful Wednesday!

6 comments:

  1. Midtown isn't there anymore? We haven't been to Gatlinburg --maybe...8 or so years now...fond memories. My son use to attend the youth conferences up there when we lived in Alabama and he would come home and tell us what has changed etc. Thank you for sharing those memories---what nice ones you have. Have a beautiful day, friend.

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  2. A stroll down memory lane is always a good thing! I also have good memories of family time at the Drive-In. The first movie I remember going to a theater to see was Old Yeller. Now that really tells you my age!! My cousin and I went. I was probably six or seven and he was two years older. Amazing how kids were safe to go places on their own back in the 50s. The movie theater was a good three or four blocks from our house and we walked there on our own and then walked home. Great post, and I really enjoyed the photos, too!

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  3. Oh what wonderful and fun memories Deb. So funny...Marty was just telling our girls recently about the times we would go to the Wildcat Drive In in our hometown and I would always want a corn dog, coke and fries! Loved reliving these moments with you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. What great memories and photos! I love the theater. There was a similar one in Albany, NY near where I grew up and I got to go there once. They just don't make theaters like that now. I remember going to drive in movies as a kid. There was always a swing set way up front under the screen where you could play until it was time for the movie. Great memories!

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  5. Loved your memories today. Deb, I think God has a plan for us...we just intertwine too much for it to be anything else. I just can't imagine what it might be, but it's exciting! Gives me holybumps! Love Ya and sending you a big ((hug)) from across the miles!

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  6. I enjoyed your 'walk down memory lane'. Such fun back then, safe, and so much to see and do. I remember the drive in theaters and our Tivoli Theater is still ornate and beautiful like the Tennessee. Hope you have a nice afternoon and evening.

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