Open Session: November 2008

What readers think

| November 2008

Drive-in theater – When I opened the July issue, it fell open to the Heart of the Home section, and my eye caught on the phrase “Twin Drive-In Theater” in a reader’s story (“Fireworks Bring Back Memories of Dad”). Surely this couldn’t be the same Twin Drive-In in Independence, Mo., that I grew up with, could it? Of course, I stopped and read.

Sure enough, it was. I, too, enjoyed movies at the Twin, and went on a few dates there with the father of my children. And then later, we all went there as a family.

Even though the Heart of the Home contributor’s story was more about her father and fireworks than about the theater, I want her to know that the Twin is still a thriving business, and my children still enjoy a movie there now and then as adults. My oldest daughter has two daughters, and she and her husband take them there.

The writer also mentioned visiting Kansas City, Mo.’s Swope Park and zoo. When I was growing up, my siblings and I would go on an outing there with my cousins every year. We would picnic and climb the 100 or so steps there. We need to take our grandchildren there. I recently took three granddaughters to see High School Musical at the park’s Starlight Theater.

So, yes, everything’s up to date in Kansas City, and still a bit nostalgic in Independence.

Delores Champ
Bates City, Mo.

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