Drive In Chapter 2 Daddy the movie man

December 9, 2012 John Gilbert 0

The bright light from outside was in his eyes as the door opened and he saw five figures silhouetted in the doorway. He reached out to take our tickets just as four children squealed “Daddy!” I remember being chocked up as I saw my father and tears of gladness filled my eyes. [continue reading]

Drive In chap 5 Reflections After Dark,

December 5, 2012 John Gilbert 0

The drive in was also a great place to learn to drive. I’d drive along the back row and out the back exit drive. There were two exits on the right side of the lot and I’d drive out one and into the other, across the front row and down to the back row again. There’s no telling how much gas I burned driving around the lot. Gas was 35¢ a gallon and that was a lot of money. Daddy would drive across town where he could buy it for 32¢ a gallon. [continue reading]

Kodacolor Dreams chap 1

December 2, 2012 John Gilbert 4

My earliest memories are of a kodacolor dream world. Darkness surrounds a fading white rectangle. For the next ninety minutes a celluloid photo play, shrouded in darkness, would dance on that white rectangle. [continue reading]

Save the Bradley – Chap 7

December 2, 2012 John Gilbert 0

One cold January day the power company turned the lights off at our house because we couldn’t pay our bill. When I got home that evening Angie had packed her car with her belongings and was loading up the girls. She said that the children couldn’t stay in a house without heat or lights and she was going to her mother’s in Atlanta. [continue reading]

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