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My grand-son and I went to the movies last weekend, something we do quite often. We saw "Saving Mr. Banks"; a beautiful story of Walt Disney and the making of the movie Mary Poppins. It was a wonderful film and one that gave us plenty to talk about on our ride home. I love movies. I come by this passion naturally as my parents were movie lovers too. Our family of 8 lived in a tiny 5 room apartment in a Veteran's Housing Project. By today's standards we would be considered poor; movies were always considered affordable family entertainment. Whether it was a Sunday night episode of The Wonderful World of Disney or a trip downtown on a Saturday afternoon with my siblings, the theater was a familiar and loved activity of my youth. One of my earliest memories of growing up is being herded into the old family station wagon on a hot, summer night for the brief drive to the local Drive-In movie theater. Apparently comfort was never a consideration as there were six pajama clad children in the back of the wagon and parents up front. An old blue cooler and thermos tucked between then for snacks, as expensive concession visits were never an option. The movie was always a family flick and something we would no doubt talk about at a later date; probably around the dinner table. History has a way of repeating itself. My husband and I raised three movie buffs and now they are doing the same. It is said that "children will live what what they learn." I guess in this case it is true.

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imback

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What a sweet family pic, Roxie!! I saw a few movies in the theater when I was young; One of the first was Cinderella.

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Roxie01966

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I love that movie too. Funny though when we were young and would earn money for a movie we would need only 35 cents unless it was a Disney Movie then it was 50cents. Hmmmm

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Boy, prices sure have gone up!! I remember when a BIG Reeses PNB Cup was 5 cents!!! Now I'm starting to sound like my Grandmother, quoting what the price of bread use to be!!

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Roxie01966

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Hahahaha me to. I hear myself say the same thin to my grand kids......ughhhhh

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