Fountain Service

Many years ago my Brother James, Cousin Bobby and I would go to the Rialto theater on Saturdays down on Church Street in Orlando, Fla. Bobby was the usher there and sometimes he would let us in free. We rode our bikes to town the matinée started about ten o’clock am. The matinée shows lasted about two hours and we always had a lot of fun. After the matinée we would go to the grill just down the street west of the railroad tracks and next to the Roxie Theater. As you walked in you could smell the hamburgers being cooked on a gas grill. They had fountain service Malts, cokes, Borden ice cream, banana splits, milk shakes, hamburgers, and hot dogs. We would order up a hamburger and a shake, we liked an egg in our chocolate malts it makes it creamier, and lip licking “good”. The waitress would ask what do you boys want on those hamburgers, lets see tomato, lettuce, onion, pickles, cheese, mayo, ketchup, and mustard, the waitress asked “ you want the kitchen sink on it to” yes ma’m, and she laughed. The smell of those hamburgers cooking made your stomach growl. When the waitress brought our hamburgers and our milkshakes and placed them on the counter in front of us with a big smile she said “eat up boys.” We grabbed the napkins we knew this hamburger was going to be mouth watering “good”. As we sat there eating our hamburgers, and slurping our milkshakes, we talked about what we were going to do the rest of the day James said that’s easy “oh yea” we can go swimming, at lake Holden, that sounds good. When we finished our lunch we thanked the waitress and left her a tip. We jumped on our bikes and we were off. You know like the three musketeers. Ha. Ha. “Until next time” another story.

I know times have changed but I still miss those good old days don’t you.

Stop and think what you can remember in one minute, about some good things you did way back when, and then tell some one your story. Always remember to ask “you have a minute” before telling the story.

The Roxie Theater on Church Street was torn down when I – 4 was built.

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