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Down the Drain with Jane
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 • Posted March 7, 2012

Life as a child was so much easier, than becoming an adult! Memories! To remember how good the old days were. Getting a Cherry-Coke Dr. Pepper-Peanut butter cheese crackers was a treat. Both were a nickel and having Uncle Roy pull that dime out of my ear was the greatest. Loved to twirl around on that stool at the drug store. Of course, there was always the, “Stop that’s!” “You’re going to get dizzy and fall down and hurt yourself!”Getting old enough to go to the picture show by yourself on a Saturday afternoon with a quarter in you pocket. That quarter paid for the movie, at fifteen cents, a coke and popcorn at a nickel each. Mr. Otto’s speech before the movie started! Horror movies, don’t watch them. Seeing the movie, “Frankenstein,” got me the nickname of “Frunkie.!” by Peterman! Momma loved mystery and horror movies. Cartoons were my favorite. Parking on the Square in front of the Court House! Going to the Round-Up drive in show and eating one of Mrs. Whitehead's chili hot dog! Eating at Aunt Hattie’s. Or getting to eat Easter Sunday lunch at the Fort Mason Hotel Coffee shop. Going into Town to watch The Lawrence Welk Show on Uncle Roy’s and Aunt Mary’s television. Getting our first television, snow and all. Seeing one of the first television shows in color. Getting to watch the Uncle Jay Show with Cactus Pryor.Weddings with only Cake and Punch/Coffee! Oh, those little mints and the mixed nuts! Mrs. Kothmann really made good wedding cakes.Now, some of you have no idea as to who was Pete Peterman -the Fort Mason Hotel, much less Aunt Hattie’s! Trust me these were real places. Growing up in Mason was a lot easier than it is now growing old in. No more hospital, no more Dr. Baze or Dr. Bodenhamer!P.S. I also remember being really slim. In fact Momma thought I was skinny. Going down memory lane is always a treat.

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