The Passion Pit


Do you remembered the good old days . The place that worried parents, intrigued teen, and entertained families on The Thursday night $2 a car road.
Kids in PJ’s, a cooler with drinks, home popped corn and sandwiches were our regular fare as well as a blanket so the kids could sit outside.
Every once in awhile some poor fellow would rest his foot on the brake pedal and a medley of car horns would chastise the offender.
The last time I had been to an outdoor Drive-in was in 1982.
My friend Rosie had just finished painting her house, I had changed the fuel pump on my Arrow, so we decided we deserved a treat so we loaded up our kids and hit the drive in. Neither of us liberated women knew how the gadget went on the window’s built in antenna.
In the interim before my childhood and mom, they had changed the little speaker boxes that went in your windows, to a little gadget that fit on your build in antenna on your window and delivered the sound over your own car radio’s.
Last night Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, played host to a Drive-in movie.

The evening started early at 5:30 with the VIME train rides, hamburger and hot dogs, popcorn and pop.put on by the Lions club and well as members of SHAF.
John Walls, who owns a fire truck at Heritage Acres, was on hand for any fire hazard in the tinder dry field, and I had my First Aid Kit, Fortunately neither of us were called on for our assistance.
At first we were a bit tense and a few families drifted in, then after supper, groups arrived that kept the train rides visit.
On group that were terrific was the Tour de Rocke ( Cops for Cancer)
When offered a train ride, they refused preferential treatment and waited patiently in line with the other patrons.

While they were riding in relative comfort, I told them to remember this experience when going up Port Alberni Hill.

By the time the movie started, it would have been hard to get another car in the field sideways.  Everyone seemed to have a great time, we made a bit of money for the running and operation of Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, and we exhausted the volunteers. Thanks to all who came out. It was a perfect night that brought back wonderful memories.

After visiting with other volunteers, I went back to my station and continued doing some needle felting for my show tomorrow at Fibrations.

The movie was the classic ET. and oddly many people had not seen in. It had slipped between generations.

The absolute icing on the cake for me was when folks were leaving, just like in the olden days, when everyone tries to sneak out before the general exodus of cars, I saw a cute little cream and pink Nash Metropolitan.

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About Lea Wisdom

I am a fairly happy college educated, widow. A mother of two dependent dogs and successfully raised 6 children to adults I am a science and history loving nerd by nature, print junkie, yarn hording, spinning, weaving,coffee drinking, hand and machine knitting student of life. I make my living from Income Tax Preparations, and the sale of fibre produced goods. Knitting Dryer balls, felting, and yarn. I work with sheep and alpaca fibres and I am constantly learning. I feel like a sponge. There are so many interesting things to learn and do. I hope I have enough time to try them all. I am fortunate that my sons encourage me to try everything that peeks my interest. I have friends who help me learn. Thank you . All of you. Not a complicated person. What you see is what you get. I love the Lord, my family, my country and my friends. I believe we all have the right to dignity. And we only have one trip through life.Let's make the most of it.

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  1. Hahaha, darned it sounds like I missed something wonderful. I do remember the old drive in theater south of Duncan. I went with my uncle a couple of times accompanied with his girl friend, who later became his wife. I went there, too, with my mother and a couple of her friends when the Lions put on a big bingo night. Lots of fun. Good memories.

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