FOOTHILLS TIMES SEPTEMBER 2017 SEPTEMBER 2017 WHOLE MAG 2017 - Page 43

Nostalgia...It's a memory and longing for something past. by Duane Hill Nostalgia----It's a memory and longing for something past. We all have something from our childhood that has been replaced with something easier, more technical, more profitable or more comfortable. But, for those who were born before the late 60's, a “way of life” has been lost that we will never be able to relay to our children and grandchildren----except through pictures and tall tales that we share with them. Sadly, they will never feel the feelings, share the emotions or experience the excitement of all of the “new gadgets” that appeared in the 50's and 60's. Sound and pictures on the little box in the living room was our entertainment—television--black and white--fuzzy at times--wonderful all the time! This box had the kids up early Saturday morning, sitting one foot from the screen waiting for the National Anthem to play. We were glued to the box as Old Glory blew in the wind. Excitement grew as the first cartoon of the morning finally appeared—Loonie Tunes. Bugs and the gang are still my favorite cartoon characters to this day. But something else was down the road from our house on Mt. View Road in King. The King Drive-In Theater! We passed by it every day on the bus going home. We drove by it on the way to Don's barbershop to get my dad and brother's ears lowered. (I tagged along to get a bottle of Coke with peanuts in it!) We gazed fondly at it when we came up old 52 making our way home from a trip to downtown Winston-Salem. It was big! It was ominous! It was a place kids always wanted to go. As a small child, we only went to the Drive-In a few times. The movies that I can fondly remember were “Son of Flubber” (1963), “Mary Poppins” (1964) and “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” (1964). I'm sure that we saw a few more, but these three movies wer RVVvf"ƖfWFRf"ƗGFRv&vv2ǒ6WfVWBR6&RFRG6vw2bFRg&F"6GW&FfRvBf'7BbFFGBFfR6RWG&Wv7W&RFW2vW&RFvBBRFFwBv7FRWg&fW27FfFW26V6FǒFW&RBF&RvW6Rv&W"'&FW'2vBF6WfR6vrBFRG&fRԖFBFW6VBFRRW''BFF6&VV&W"BFFGF67W76rFR76&ƗGbvrW6FVVBw&WrBFRFVvBbvWGFr&VGB7GVǒvrF&VvFRFvFRv2bFRWFW"W&WFW"bFPG&fRԖ&VrvVBF&RRbFR'F6G2bF2w&VBGfVGW&R6VBfRvB'WBWBw2&6Wf"֖WFRW"vBvVB&VvB7WW'FRvFWfW'R6GFr&VBFR&"&Vr7FVVBF6V6ǒ6FBvR6V@vWB&VGFvFRfW2vR&&VǒFRg&W&RW6FVVBgFW"FRF6W2vW&Rv6VBvVBvWB6RFvV26Bv66F@6V6RFvfrRBFV6&FFRVvR6FR&66&VV&W"B2bBv2W7FW&F7V6vFW&gVV'( bFVFR2vW&RF&VB6&v2VBR&RG&FFR&F&BvRFVBWFFGw26"f"FR֖WFRG&fRFvBvRFVv@v2VfVFW&RvW&Rv2ƖRb6'2vFrFvWBWfW'RvVBVbBfWr&BB&Fǒw&WFvWFW"FRVBF'BFB7W'&VFV@FRG&fRԖvRvVBvBW"GW&FVWFFR6ƗGFRw&&vFvFw2Ff"FR6FVG2bFRfV6R2vRG&fRF&VvFRVG&6RvRG&VBW"&W7BFFRB2bvRBWfW"&VVFW&R&Vf&RvRWVBFR7G&vRw&WFW2GF6VBFFRrv&RFBVBFFR&vRVg&F2vv&BrFrv2FR7VW"vR7G&WF6VBW"V62F7WBFRfB'VFrFR6VFW bFR&r&VBVBvR6VBvWBG&FvvFW"6&FBBFRvRGW&VBW"WW2FFR67&VVFR&rvFRV&W267&VVFBvVBƖvBW֖WFW2F&WfV6'FGfW'F6VVBBWfVGVǒFRdTEU$Rt~( bFW&RBv>( bFPw&VBFB&W7FVB&vBVFW"FR67&VVvRvVB6FFGRWfW"&VvvVB&6FVbvR6VBvBBFFBvRǒV@B6R"Gv6R'WBvBgV6RG2vVB7vrF&VvFRfRvBFW2FW&Rv2v2FR&&Vb6FrFFGvVB&FR&VBF&VvFR&w2b7G&vRWFW2FBW7BFR&vB7Bf"W"6"PvVB6WFW2fRFfRg&W"66V7B&V6W6RFR7VW"FFwBv&FFGv6wBfb7VW'2Bv&rvRvVBFVV&6WBBvFFW"7BFBvVBvfRRFRWB&W7BfWrbFR67&VVbFR76W2vW&RvVBW6FBWfW'RFR6"WfV( &66VFW'>( 6VB6VRWBbFRvG6VBFFGvVB&FvFRvFrBFRFR7VW"bFRRB6RFRFRVFvRbFPvFr7V6w&VBfVFW62VN( F6&F7FFBvRvVVBFBvRBv&r( FB&( vVBFggWBFR6&BFFGvVBvFFRƗGFR'VFrv66W6VBFR&V7F"BvWBW2G&2W''v2BFW"RvVBvrFV6''FRG&2&6BFVFW&RBv2VB7&6Ɩr6VB2FRvW"vV6VBWfW'RFFRrG&fRԖBG&VB2&W7BFW'7VFRWfW'RFf6BFR66&"FBWrFB6GBG2bvFW2vW&RFW&R'WBvRvW&RvF6&BG&2gFW"fWr&R֖WFW2bW62FR67&VVvVB6RFƖfRvFW&VBW&VBF&VvW22F2VvR67&VV7FVB6&&W2G&7W2B6G&W2F6r&VBFR67&VV&V6rRF'W'WB'WFVFR6'F2&VvvB&vV@F&VvW"ƗGFR6V2vRƗ7FVVBFVFǒ62BF֗72v&BFB6RWBbFR( FB&( W"vFrgFW"FR6'F2FW&RvVB&R7F67&VVvFFR6RFVBfBFV2f"fWr6V6G2vRWVBFR67&VVvFrf"FRfRF7F'BV&ƖrBVvr2vRVB&VBFVFW&RBv2( v&W"'&FW'2&W6VG>( n( n( n( ( vBF6W&W6VG>( n( b( vR6BvW7G'V62FR6&7FW'2VBWBFV"'G2FW&fV7FvRVvVBGW&rFRgV'G2BvW&R6BGW&rFR6B'G2vRvF6VBFR&r'Vw2'g&BbFR67&VVBF&VvFRƖvBg&FP&V7F"vRV&BFRVvFW"g&bFRFW"6'2&VBW2vR'6&&VBBVFBv2FRFvR( V6RFFG6vR7F@vF6FR6'FgFW"FRfS( RW7Vǒ6B( ŖW>( FƖvG26RR'R2FR6"VvW2vW&R7F'FVBFW&Rv26FW72FBFRvBv2fW"'WBW"WW2vW&RvWGFrVgvFFPFVW72bFRvBBW"ƗGFR&FW2vVBFvF&VBvRG&fRFR6'BF7F6R&6FFRW6RBFFGvVB6''RFFRW6RआRvVBWBRFR&VBB6fW"RW2VvvVBגFVFG&V"2BFW&RFRF&FRWfVG2bFRvB&vVBF&VvגVB6W&6VBf֖ǒWfVBBW7BG&7&VBBFFwBWfV&VƗRBऒvVBFfWrfW2GW&rגFFrV'2s2sB'WBBv2WfW"VFRFR6RFRV6FVBv2vRFR6VG2b6FBBFPfW"WvvW&FVB&vVW72bFRv&BW"ƗGFRWW2Br76VBrG&fRԖv2F&FvFRsw22vƲ֖FVFW'2vW&R&Vr'VB@FRG&fRԖFVFW'2vW&R76VB'6VWGr7FG2vW&RFRrG&fRԖ7FB2BVFW'FVBf֖ƖW2F&VvWBFRvVVvFFRvR`ǗvBbRWfW"BFR'GVGF6BW"6""&WBFR&6bW"6WBFRrG&fRԖFV66FW"W'6Vbf'GVFRvWfW"fRFR66RFVFRv2bFRvBFR7F'2FR6VG2FR6V2BFRvFW&VBbFRG&fRԖf^( n( bwwrfF7FW26