PHOTO: COWBOY WITH TRAIN
There was a movie theater in Grass Valley. Mother took us to our first movie. I was five years old. There were cowboys riding horses up on the stage right inside the theater! What if they pooped on the floor? Then the cowboys were running the horses beside a railroad track. How could they have built a railroad track up on the stage? What if a real train was inside this theater too? And suddenly, there it was! A real train! Right inside the theater! We did not see another movie for many years. Perhaps the shock of the first one was too much.