Thursday, May 08, 2014
Of Old Drive-Ins and Ignorant Reporters on Life
Performing my public service here and re-running this post (from 2010) so to encourage you and unravel some lies we've all been spoon-fed via media and Know It Alls. (You'll see what I mean.)
"For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good—whether apparent or not] keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile (treachery, deceit)." ... 1 Peter 3:10
Tom and I keep having these magical weekends.
Yesterday we drove through the countryside to two estate sales and two yard sales and I found 3 Fiestaware cups (lovely Evergreen ones) and three matching plates for just pennies (relatively) and the perfect little bookshelf I'd been needing for the front porch for $2. I'd asked Tom to build one for me just the day before so, hey, I made his life easier.
And then we went to Reid's. Or I should say, and then we went back to the 1950's. Wow. How have we missed Reid's all these 17 of our New York years? I mean, they have $1 hamburgers, $1.25 hot dogs, $1.10 French fries and shakes are $2.00 or less and an indoor dining room with retro Reid's photos and with a big window overlooking the woods and outdoor tables. The building is from 1946 and is in a country-ish setting and well, it's our new place. Not that we need to be going there all the time, but hey, it's perfect for our yard sale weekends and is even open year-around, unlike Sullivan's and The Silo, two of our other time travel places.
And it's yet one more retro destination which zooms us back in Time. And you know? We've discovered lots of those here in Western New York, but the hilarious thing is that, according to newspaper journalists and magazine writers and bloggers (and others), these old vintage drive-ins with food at cheap prices Do. Not. Exist. They were from a long ago bygone time. They're gone forever from 2010 just like women who wear aprons and happily live as homemakers and families like June Cleaver's and farmers with white farmhouses with barns and stone fences.
Well, we're being lied to by cynical people who don't get out much. I see all these things all the time. They're still around for me and for anyone with the gumption and optimism to find them.
Which makes me wonder--if I'm being fed this type of news from ignorant, biased reporters, how many other lies am I being told (and believing!) and how are they dimming and affecting the way I view my daily world?
Never give-up looking for or creating what makes your corner of the world a sweeter place.
"You can't believe everything you read." ... copied
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... Philippians 4:13