Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Flashback to 1962


Back in 1962 this country still had gas wars.  I have not heard of a gas war in quite a long time but at one time gas stations (not a convenience store that sell gas) would be in competition with one another if they were at the same intersection in order to attract customers.  In 1962 the normal 32 cents a gallon might go as low as 20 cents, 19 cents maybe even 16 cents a gallon (found that price in Missouri on my way out to Arizona).  So for a dollar you could get two gallons of gas, take your girlfriend to that new fast food restaurant called McDonalds and pick up two cheeseburgers, two orders of fries and two sodas and still have a couple of pennies left over from your dollar. 

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