Does anyone remember a little drive-in place called "Mark 90"? I went to Boone Elementary School and it was across the street from there on Wornall Road. I believe it was named for the Lucky Strike Lanes bowling alley just behind it.
Yes, Judy, I remember Mark Ninety quite well, at the corner of 90th and Wornall Road, across Wornall from the United Supers grocery store. Mark Ninety sat atop the hill, with Lucky Strike Lanes just below (and to the west) on 90th Street.
I also remember Boone Elementary. I didn't attend school there (I lived on the Kansas side when I was in elementary school), but drove right by Boone Elementary on my way to Center Senior High School (I'm guessing you might have attended there, as well...is it possible we know each other? I was Class of '70. I'd bet that we at least had some mutual friends in the area.)
Funny story about Mark Ninety. We moved into a rental house at the corner of 91st Terrace and Washington Road, just a few blocks from Mark Ninety, in the Summer of '65. As my parents were unpacking our stuff that the movers had unloaded on moving day, they sent me to go pick up some burgers for dinner. So I hopped on my bicycle and rode up to Mark Ninety. I picked up everything and came back home and walked in the door with the food. I mistakenly walked into the house one block down from ours (all the houses in the neighborhood looked pretty similar). Needless to say, the family I walked in on was quite surprised, and so was I. But I explained what happened, excused myself, and found my way to our new house a block away with the burgers in hand. (Do that today and you're liable to get shot. But it was a simpler time.)
By the way, what I remember most about Mark Ninety was their tacos. Yummmmm!!!!!
Incidentally, I also bowled quite frequently at Lucky Strike Lanes. I sure wish I could find some pictures of that place.
Oh, and I also remember one thing about Boone Elementary School. Even though I didn't attend school there, they would turn the playground there into some kind of a festival each Fall around Halloween, and we'd buy tickets and go hang out there. It was always fun.
The other drive-in restaurants in the KC area that I remember were Allen's Drive In at 89th and State Line. We used to stop there every day on our way to Leawood in '58 to watch the builders build our house (the one we left several years later to the one near Mark Ninety). For my money, Allen's had the best cheeseburgers I've ever eaten. Smaks, which I always thought was great. And there was a place called Red Barn (there was one in Overland Park, I think near 95th over near Metcalf).
Fun memories. I left KC in 1970 right after high school and haven't lived there since. And I haven't visited the area since my dad passed in '95.