So many things going on...some of the same things as the other three years of high school...but being a Senior is Special!! We are the top dogs! We rule!! Underclassmen look up to us! We all drive..although most of my immediate group of friends do not have their own cars, we can usually count on a parent to let us use their cars. I remember the my parents had two cars by now (they didn't for several years). My dad always drove Fords, but they had a used Pontiac that my mom drove and that was also my car.
|1948-49 Pontiac Chieftain|
As Seniors, we could drive to school and go out for lunch...big deal! We didn't do it every day, but usually once a week, one of us would get the car and we would head to Wimpy's Drive In which was on the edge of town and had the local skating rink attached on the back side. Wimpy was the nickname of a local guy, taken from a character in the Popeye cartoon series. I always thought our Wimpy's was a one of a kind local spot...and it was, because we didn't have chain stores back then. But as I was searching the Internet for drive in pictures, I discovered there were several Wimpy's through out the states!
|This is very like our Wimpy's, but had a gravel driveway all around it and no trees.|
|Another Wimpy's I found on the Internet!|
|The original Wimpy from the Popeye series!|