Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday 4

Odds and Ends

1. Ever been to a Drive In Theater? Would you like to see Drive In Theaters make a come back?  One of my happiest childhood memories was going to see HELP! at a drive in. I was 7. My dad switched cars with a coworker, getting a station wagon, so my classmate and I could have lots of room to bounce around and scream and cry and sing along. It was an unusually thoughtful thing for my dad to do. I appreciate it more with time.

I don't drive, so I wouldn't take advantage of a drive in. But I'm all for people seeing films on the big screen, so if there's an appetite for drive ins, I hope they come back.

2.  Should towns provide community entertainment like bands in the park, fireworks on the 4th, community picnics or is the cost just too much? Yes. I'm all for things that foster a sense of connection and community.

3.  What would you change about your town if you had the power? I'd like the school district to pay closer attention to the high school's infrastructure. Every ballot seems to have a referendum for a remodeled pool or bigger stadium. But the cafeteria and bathrooms are a mess! I'd be more likely to vote "yes" if the money was going to the building itself.

4. My  little high school offered 3 courses of education:  Business, University track and General education where you could also major in shop , carpentry, home economics and metal working, etc. Would you like to see schools bring back business courses, shop classes and home economics? I think that's a great idea.


  1. What a great memory your dad created for you!

  2. I really enjoyed your post, smiles. Hey, I was raised in Lansing, ILL, outside of Chicago, smiles.

  3. What a beautiful memory for #1!!! I love that! Loved your answers! Have a nice week. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  4. Enjoyed your answers, especially #1. Have a good Tuesday.

  5. Great answers! I enjoyed learning more about you. Infrastructure needs so much work all over the country. Politicians need to get off their butts on that.


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