“We would hang out on the Sunrise side and get harassed by the burnouts on the other side by the boat launch (who were 4-5 years older than us). One day we got so sick of their shit, we waited for them to get on that stupid raft, and we bombed them with rocks and bottles, called them pussies and dared them to come do something about it (knowing all the while that we could easily get away long before they had time to navigate to shore). Plus we knew they were way to stoned to matter anyway. So we’d wait a week before coming back, then repeat the attack. LOL. They never caught up with us.”
Robert Chapman, owner of the Wilbraham Motel here, is offering something new for Sunday guests. Eighteen of his motel’s two dozen rooms have picture windows looking out on an adjoining drive-in theater. The rooms are even equipped with the theater’s speakers. Starting next Sunday, the Rev. Darryl L. Larson of the Evangelical Covenant Church will begin conducting Sunday services at the drive-in.
The Rev. Larson said the services are designed to attract people who would not ordinarily dress up for church. Chapman decided to take it a step further. His guests not only won’t have to dress up, they won t have to dress. They will be able to watch the services from bed. “We think this is something unique in the country, something nobody else has to offer,” says Chapman.