I can remember going across the street to Ashburn’s for a big strawberry malt after track workouts, walking home and eating a full dinner afterwards. Sigh, I only weighed 127lbs then.
I remember we had Interstate Movie Discount Cards so if your date had one too you could see a movie for 45 cents each. I’d buy a buck’s worth of gas @ 17 cents a gallon, pick up my date, go to the movie and then to Carlson’s and get a Root Beer apiece. A date for less than 5 bucks!
Parking to neck wasn’t dangerous then unless your cronies found your spot.
One of the things that most impressed me was at the end of the year’s athletic events. O.D. took all the guys to Fuqua’s for a steak dinner on him. I will always revere that good man. He loved us as students as if we were his own children. You know, I think that’s why the Honor System worked. We would have died rather than disappoint that man and the idea of letting our peers down was unthinkable.
– Mike Tripp – Trippin’ Out (see pic with Wanda and Wilma)