"The first drive-in theater [that I went to] was in York, Nebraska. It was out where Hearthstone, the old Hearthstone is now…
   "It was fun. It was fun, and it was always a good show. And it was great for the young people. Well, you know, the lights were out and you had this little speaker in there and you could – you know, you could visit, you see, in addition to watching the movie."
   Question: "Visit?"
   "That might've been where I got my youth back again, I'm not sure. It was a good deal. It really was."
   Question: "Okay, let's put the cards on the table. You're talking about necking, right?"
   "Yes, yeah. I hated to see them go, and I think everybody else did too. It was good entertainment. You know, the thing I don't like about today's entertainment is the noise. That's one thing. The second thing is they've got the speakers turned up too loud."

Don Geery & Drive-In Theaters


Other Excerpts from Don Geery's Interview:

Pearl Harbor
Enlisting Before his 18th Birthday
Don's War Experience
Rural Nebraska's Contribution
America's Industrial War Machine
Rounding Up Japanese-Americans
The GI Bill
Hooking Up Electricity on Christmas Eve
A Young Boy's Love of Baseball
Baseball on Tinian Island
Semi-Pro Baseball Back Home
Digging Holes for Electric Poles by Hand
Feeding the World