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1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Misc. Remembrance:

In the early '70s, there was a Drive-In close to where we lived (the A&W Root Beer Stand in Taunton, Mass), and my folks liked going there. I didn't, because I preferred Burger Chef and a new McDonald's had just opened, so the root beer stand was last on my list. I also didn't like eating in the car, because dad was chronic about the inside of his car. Eventually we stopped going there, which was fine with me...

14 comments:

Wings said...

I LOVED Burger Chef as a kid. We used to go there often as a kid, next to the Harbour Mall in my hometown, Fall River.

Wings said...

By the way, do you remember the cardboard trays the Burger Chef kids meals came in? With openings for the burger, fries, drink, etc?

joe said...

They were called Fun Meals. I did a post on them awhile back. I loved those fun meals.

Dolly the Bird said...

Oh, Burger Chef. How I miss it! I loved how the burgers came in those little plastic bags! It would steam the bun to perfection! Great childhood memories!

joe said...

I don't remember that, I'm afraid.
I was bummed out when they closed. Once McDonald's came to town, it took all of Burger Chef's customers I guess.

Dex1138 said...

Oh yeah, my dad used to take me there in the summer. I can still see the A&W glass mug of root beer in my hand and placing it in the "cup holder".
Wasn't much of a cup holder, just an indent on the inside of the glove box door.
I still go there with my family when I go to visit them. They don't do the car hop thing anymore and it's changed owners a few times but it's still not bad for a hometown place.

joe said...

He took you to the one in Taunton? I think it was called "Henry's" for awhile.

Dolly the Bird said...

Maybe they had different packaging in different places and at different times? I grew up in the south and most of my BC memories are from the mid 80s.

joe said...

They didn't survive the '70s in Massachusetts. I only knew of 2 and they both were gone by '76.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love Big Boy. The tray on the window was so great!

C said...

now the drive in brings back warm great memories for me because there used to be one in malone where my friend mary dumonts dad owned it and he also produced nehi soda.. is that still there [the soda].. i know the drive in isnt.. but my husband and i [prior to marriage] had many good times at that drive in... with boonesfarm strawberry wine... and mary always let us in free. i worked there at times too, her dad was so nice!!! and i also love the flintstones, they were my fave cartoons!!!

there was also an A&W joint right before you got to the drive in, up past the brazier dairy queen. tues were for 9 cent michigans, which now are called chili dogs... ah, those days... and they were really good, too.

joe said...

Robin: Never been to a Big Boy.

C: Sorry, no Nehi plant and the Drive-In (I'm guessing you're talking movies) isn't there. I think the old A&W became Bokies, but Bokies closed a couple of years ago. Nobody went there.

Dex1138 said...

Joe: Yes that very same one! I is born and raised in Taunton. It was Henry's for a bit and then some new people opened it again a few years ago.
I still remember when they used to have the Drive-In theater further down 139 there where the Market Basket strip mall is now....oh, and BB Binks right before the Milk Bottle!

joe said...

I grew up in Raynham (I would've preferred to grow up in Hyannis, but my folks had different plans I guess). My grandparents lived in Taunton, though, on Meadow Street right near the Reed & Barton factory, so I spent alot of time in taunton. My great grandfather got a job there when the family immigrated from poland in '39, fleeing the nazis.
I went to BB Binks alot in the late 70's, and I was there when it opened. I loved that restaurant, but my folks didn't.
I also went to that old Drive-in theater alot, which was right next to the Par 3 course.

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