Tuesday, September 27, 2011
THE PRINCESS IN 1978!
My friend Jim Young just forwarded me a photo that his friend, James Finch of Oak Ridge, took back in 1978 of the Princess. It was taken a night, so the lighting isn't the best, but you can see the Acme (where Channel 15 is today) and Margrave Drug (where the extended lobby stretches today) stores on either side, and a couple walking in front. It is possible they are waiting to by a ticket, but there just isn't enough detail, and the perspective is not that advantageous.
However, it still brings back memories of a time gone by when people walked Roane Street at night, and when seeing someone standing buying a ticket was not uncommon.
There is a time coming when seeing people standing in the same position will again be taken for granted. However, I hope we never again take the Princess for granted. I hope we remember the recent past and know that good things can be taken away from us. Maybe that way we will work harder at preserving and protecting the things that give our lives meaning.
Thanks Jim and James for sharing this photo with us Princess lovers!