Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesdays With Rita: Drive-In Restaurants

Going out to eat was a special event when I was small. Even a trip to the drive-in. There were two or three in my home town...that I remember. There was Stewart's which looked just like this picture I found on Google
 Images... at least as far as I remember.
My usual fare was a barbecue beef sandwich and a limeade along with whatever fries or onion rings I could con out of my mom and sister. When mom was feeling a bit richer I was able to get a shrimp basket.
A super treat.

I don't remember if they had carhops on skates. I don't think so.
Here's the ad from their grand opening in 1960. The year before my sister graduated from high school.

I found this ad from the Great Bend Tribune on the Ancestry.com Web site.

Another one was the A&W but I'll write about that one another time. I can't remember the third except I think my sister worked there for a bit and it was on the very edge of town and very, very small. More like a walk-up shack.

Did you go to the drive-in? What were your favorites?

The supplies I used to make this journal page were:
Image from Google
Acrylic craft paint
Pitt pens
Stamps with Staz-on ink
White Sharpie marker
Sequin waste
Bubble wrap
Gel medium