Thursday, April 29, 2010

Eyes of the heart

I'm working on a training post that's taking a bit longer then expected. In the meantime I wanted to share this sign and the romantic message.

This sign is a historic landmark. Between Albany and Corvallis on Highway 20 there used to be a drive-in theatre. Named, appropriately enough, the Midway Theatre. Grandma worked at a restaurant in Corvallis when I was a kid. I remember riding past this sign many, many times with Grandpa when we'd take Grandma to work.

The theatre is no longer in existence but somebody saved the sign. It's now on the side of a building in downtown Corvallis.

Enjoy. I hope the message makes you smile.

Miles and smiles,



bobskoot said...


You are such a romantic, compassionate, loving person, Made of Iron. You would never know by just looking at you. You look so tough in your Warrior Riding Outfit, but inside lurks a pussy cat

Wet Coast Scootin

cpa3485 said...

I like it. I might try and use it someday. Think anybody would mind if I changed the 40 to 30? (Just for accuracyy

Steve Williams said...

Bobskoot, you aren't the only one on to the real irondad-- a soft, sweet, romantic who reads Jane Austen novels by candlelight. He probably does this though attired in HiViz Aerostich gear...

I love those old theater signs. We still have a few in use in sme of our small towns.

irondad said...

Bobskoot and Steve,

Come on, guys, you're making me blush and ruining my reputation!

Interestingly, my wife says similar things. That I'm really a kind, loving, and caring guy. Except that very few people see that side of me. Going to have to work on that, I guess. You guys are getting the wrong idea!

cpa3485 Jim,

Go ahead and change it. I have to do the same thing. Katie and I have only been married 32 years ourselves.

Take care,


Jack Riepe said...

Dear Dan:

Since I am not interesting in dating you, like Bobscoot and Steve, I'll just say I have already used the drive-in movie sign to my own advantage. Great picture... Great sign.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

Anonymous said...

The story about Grandma is interesting as well.
My first thought for Dan; climbed the hill lately? And how is Grandma these days?
Otherwise the sign does have some meanibg for those so entwined and those who've never been so. Ah life!

Richard Machida said...

Interesting sign. I remember looking at it the last time I was in Corvallis but didn't pause to read it. Thanks for posting a shot....

Richard Machida said...

Wasn't the sign in an alley or somewhere off the beaten path? When was the drive-in shut down?

bluekat said...

Nice photo and lovely message.
I remember when it was a drive in. For Ron and I it will be 30 years this summer. I'm glad someone has saved the sign. Be a shame to lose that too.

You must be redecorating your forum. While clicking between pics the banner has changed! Monster trucks now...hmm, must be a story there. I hope no motorcycles were smashed in the making of this story! :)

Sojourner rides said...

It did make me smile! Thanks.

irondad said...


I cannot adequately express the extent of my lowered self esteem knowing that you do not find me worthy of dating.

Somehow I will manage to go on.


I've climbed many hills lately. I'm not sure to which you refer exactly.

As to Grandma, she is mostly healthy and still "raising" me, if you know what I mean. Thank you so much for asking.


Yes, the sign is on the side of a building which faces a small parking lot. You have to wander off the two main streets there to see it. Good memory!

Take care,


irondad said...


Congratulations on 30!

I am having trouble getting photos to display properly on the header. I tried a couple that didn't work. You must have been looking right about then. Even this one doesn't show the whole width. There are actually two monster trucks. Only one shows up, though.

Here is the original post about the trucks.

Take care,


irondad said...

Soujourner ( Sharon )

So glad I could make you smile. Especially about now.

Take care,