Sunday, April 27, 2014

Romeos and Juliets

Misik Kim's challenge was thought and memory provoking with two separate ideas that, at first, didn't meld into a cohesive concept for me.

 I let the two ideas germinate for a few weeks, thinking about them and occasionally re-reading Misik's post.  Then, literally in the middle of the night, I had this wonderful memory.

I was a teenaged university student.

Yes, it was a l-o-n-g time ago.  How long ago, you wonder?  Well, none of us used an abacus.  However, data entry from all of our studies was input by punch cards.  And, we still used slide rules.  I'm pretty sure that the last time I saw a slide rule was on Antique Roadshow.  But I digress.

My family had just relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, where I matriculated at the university in September.  It was the early 1960's.  The heat had diminished somewhat…locals said it had 'broken'.  The evenings were beautiful.  Drive-in movies on a Saturday night with my current beau were magical.

1960's Romeos and Juliets


  1. How fun! What a trip down memory lane; do drive-ins even exist anymore?

  2. We don’t have drive-ins in Taiwan. Your quilt gives me a beautiful imagination of watching a film in a drive-in theater.

  3. The colors are perfect for those end-of-summer nights!
    We actually have a drive-in Southington, CT and there are a bunch of them in upstate NY where I grew up. When it gets a little warmer we'll take the kids and watch from the back of Tom's truck. Things haven't changed that much since I saw Superman II as a kid. :-)

  4. I loved the drive-in movies and a very special time for those of us who experienced them. A perfect representation of the experience Dianne.

  5. No drive-ins in Argentina either.... but you piece reminds me of those first dates as a young teenager, just holding hands in the back seats of the cinema.

  6. Your colors and the love-bird silhouettes bring back fond memories of hot summer nights at the drive-in movies, sometimes watching the movie and sometimes not so much! There are still drive-ins scattered around the states, creating new memories for a new generation of kids. Fun piece!

  7. I was driving back Rt 50 a few months ago and discovered a drive-in! I was surprised to see one, as I'd assumed they were extinct! I don't remember so much what I saw at the drive-in as I remember my parents seeing "Barbarella" when I was supposedly sleeping in the way back….Fun memories and a fun piece, Diane!