Where did the drive-ins go?
In the early '60's there were lots of drive-ins for burgers and ice cream. I remember on some, warm summer nights, my family would pile in the car and drive. If we drove anywhere at all near the A&W, we 4 kids would start begging. Sometimes we lucked out and our station wagon pulled in. Frosty mugs would soon appear on a tray, hooked to our window!
A Summer Stop!
Betty knew I was a new visitor. She's been there 38 years and had never seen me. Without a moment's hesitation she turned and scooped me up a cone of vanilla. "You'll like this. No need to pay, you can pay next time you come!" She made me feel like a lucky little 6-year old, for sure. Thanks Betty!