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



Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

"cynical people who don't get out much"! I love it! In other words, people who are the diametric opposite of you and Tom who are open-hearted people who explore with open eyes the world around yourselves. Seek and Ye shall find. Well. Those cynical ones don't know what to seek, I guess. It's a shame if too many other people fall for their line.

Tracy Hathcock said...

"Never give-up looking for or creating what makes your corner of the world a sweeter place." Love it!

Anonymous said...

Well, we live in a culture that now probably has a majority of folks who think they should not have to work very hard, etc. So of course, might miss a lot that is out there...but yea, you cannot trust the media for truth necessarily. Glad you found that fun little place. I do not know HOW they can offer food so cheaply, even with owning the bldg. Amazing!! And what great finds you had on your foray into the yard saling etc...FUN!!
Elizabeth in WA

Sue said...

Unlike you and your lovely state of Grace many people like to see the negative in life. They feel bad and think all the world is bad.
They need to get out more and just enjoy what is around them. We have had a terrible and long winter in N. Illinois and today we had our first temp in the high 80's and low 90's. It was beautiful. Our fields are being planted and there was watermelon on sale at our local Aldi's.
Enjoying each day and sharing it makes life easier for all of us.