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Old 08-08-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Memory Lane

Remember when you actually got service at a service station??

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Old 08-08-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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I remember my Mom making me take a nickle in case I needed to call her.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:10 AM   #3
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Those old service station pictures are very cool. People took pride in things back then. Was so nice that you could get your car fixed if you had a issue.

Service stations now are just a gas station with a grocery store attached to it.

Funny as I type this out on my phone. What would we all do without cell phones and computers now.

And could you imagine people trying to use a map over a GPS.
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Wonderful pics. Thanks for the memories. I recall gas wars, when new station opened, also premiums for buying gas. You could get glasses, dishes, green or plaid stamps. They really appreciated customers back then.
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One of my first jobs as a young man was working at a filling station. Gas was .25 cents a gallon and on weekends there would be gas wars that would bring down the price to .22 cents a gallon.. I remember the average sale was $2.00 worth of gas, pack of lucky strikes and a pepsi cola and got it all for under $3.00. And then the big spenders, were the ones that would say filler up, check my oil, and could you catch that windshield too Please! And, if you were lucky, you got a .25 cent tip! That was big time for me!
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One of my first jobs as a young man was working at a filling station. Gas was .25 cents a gallon and on weekends there would be gas wars that would bring down the price to .22 cents a gallon.. I remember the average sale was $2.00 worth of gas, pack of lucky strikes and a pepsi cola and got it all for under $3.00. And then the big spenders, were the ones that would say filler up, check my oil, and could you catch that windshield too Please! And, if you were lucky, you got a .25 cent tip! That was big time for me!
I can still good service in Or and the price of gas is still less than Ca. here a person can get his window cleaned and a conversation with the attendant especially if I'm on my motorcycle. Ca. is a case all by itself.
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I'm only 50, but I can clearly remember my dad sending me to the store on my bicycle with a $10; THREE CARTONS of Pall Malls for him, an RC cola and a moon pie for me, and brought him back the change.
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And could you imagine people trying to use a map over a GPS.

I love my gadgets, down to my little computer smaller than my tv remote that I use in the motorhome. I use my smartphone to find stores and such and my Garmin to tell me what time I'll arrive at my destination....

BUT, I can not go without a good old fashioned map. For some reason I just get a better sense and like to see all the other roads to get an idea of where I'm at. That and the fact that a Garmin can easily send you the wrong way, or at least the LONG way. I use my Garmin as an assist only. I'm sure these days I'm in the minority though.
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What is a Garmin? I also use real maps.
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5th pic. I remember when those quarts of recycled oil were 10 cents each.
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I used a lot of the 10 cent a quart recycled oil in my first car, a 1951 chevy deluxe.
Before the car, I can remember getting on my bike and take a 1 gallon can to the local
gas station and giving the guy a quarter and getting change. Gas was 17.4 cents a gallon.
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I remember 19 cent.... during a gas war.
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