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The Lawrence We Remember: Things We Miss
Tonight's beautiful weather got me to thinking about some of the things that we used to have in town, particularly those I miss.
Here are some of the things I fondly remember.
- The train in Watson Park without the fence. I know it really wasn't safe without a fence around it, but there is something about climbing on a real steam engine!
- A movie theater downtown. Another little thing that my kids never got to experience.
- And talking about theaters, what about the drive-in? Another experience our kids have missed.
- Miniature golf. I don't think I've ever forgiven Douglas County Bank. Don't know if the story I'd heard is true, but I know that Putt-Putt is gone and a bank is there.
- The rocket at
ArrowheadBroken Arrow Park. Does anyone remember the playset nearby? I always thought it looked like a hamburger.
Is there anything you miss that I haven't mentioned?
Of course there is a theater downtown--Liberty Hall. I should have specifically mentioned the Granada and Varsity which tease us because the signs remain but the theaters are long gone.