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President's Message

A Message from Madame President

Nobody should come to the movies unless he believes in heroes. John Wayne

Hello all!

Happy May Day, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day. And have some M&Ms! (That’s a lot of Ms!)

Your Board met last week to eat pizza and dessert. And maybe drink a sip or two of wine. Oh, and we did work on our Club calendar! We planned from now through September. We will post it soon.

We reviewed the Covid situation. Due to ongoing concerns and the safety of our members we will continue to follow State guidelines for Club events:

Club monthly meetings will continue to be via Zoom until further notice. We are looking for a possible outside location for meetings this summer.

Club events should be outside. Drives are fine. Wear masks when you get out of your car. Consider picnic lunches rather than restaurants.

Maintain social distancing when we get together.

Speaking of M&Ms, the snack bar will be open at the West Wind Drive-In for our Movie Night on Saturday, May 1. This will be the third Drive-In event for the Club. Really, it’s not about the movie. It’s about eating outside with friends, and snuggling in your car with your honey.

My first memory of a drive-in movie was when I was about 7 years old. We lived in Hayward and watched from our ‘55 Chevy station wagon. We brought our sleeping bags and lowered the back seat to make a big sleeping area. So fun! The second feature was Inn of the Sixth Happiness, starring Ingrid Bergman. My folks were amazed that I stayed awake for that rather adult drama. I loved sitting in the front seat with them while my younger sisters slept in the back.

We saw Born Free a few years later, and laughed when our dog, Windy (yes she came to the Drive-In too!), barked at the lions on the big screen!

In high school, my boyfriend took me to the Modesto drive-in to see 2001: A Space Odyssey. We both fell asleep. He shared a Dodge Dart with his twin brother. Let’s just say the stick shift on the floor kinda got in the way of romance. He and I also went to see another movie there, but it got fogged out!

Honey and I have seen a few movies at the drive-in: Serpico in Fresno in my 1967 Plymouth Fury wagon. That was a dark movie shot mostly at night; not a good choice. And it rained while we were there! We also saw Blazing Saddles and the Exorcist in our 1968 VW Bug. What a double feature!!

We took the kids to see Wild Wild West, at the West Wind (now that is a lot of W’s!). We took our own popcorn from home in paper grocery bags.

Drive-Ins are such a western American thing; and very California. All about cars, and families and movies heroes.

Here are your jokes for the month:

Last night a drive-in movie theater suffered a theft of over $1000! The thieves took one large bucket of popcorn, two large sodas and a pack of Skittles.

Did you hear about the old couple in their Austin Healy who froze at a drive-in movie?

They had gone to see “Closed for Winter”!

Hope to see you soon at one of the Club events. Stay safe! Go Giants!!

Your Prez, Katie O

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