I Remember Full Service Gas Stations

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    Full Service

    Friends of my parents had a gas station and towing service. I can remember punping gas, checking oil, and cleaning windoews at 5 and 6 years old
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow
    56-60, M
    Apr 10, 2011

    When Service Was The Rule!

    Imagine a time when you went to fill your car with gas and the man at the station did everything. You did not even leave your vehicle because there was nothing for sale inside the station. They didn't have all the snacks and drinks and gadgets for sale that you see now, they had...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 22, 2011

    One Of My First Jobs

    As a young teen, and like most teens, there were only two things I was interested in and school wasn't one of them. Cars and girls, and not necessarily in that order, occupied 95% of my brain cells. So hanging around the neighborhood gas station was a great way to learn about...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2011

    Remember Very Well

    My father owned one when I was growing up so I spent alot of time there. I even pumped gas and washed winshields
    Msmare Msmare
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Nov 12, 2011

    I Remember It Like It Was Yesterday.

    I remember pulling into a full service gas station and the little old man would come to the window and ask "how much?" you would hand him a $20 bill and say "fill it" those were the days. Not only were you getting a full tank of gas for $20 but, the little old man would wash your...
    ThereisaHELLbelievemeiveseenit ThereisaHELLbelievemeiveseenit
    18-21, F
    May 19, 2011

    Very Well

    I remember , use to stop on the way to school and would get my truck filled up, oil checked,windshield washed and a pack of cigs for 10.00 bucks !!! You could afford to go what we use to call cruzin and take out a date. Be able to afford gas in your muscle car lol , those were...
    ou812310 ou812310
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2011

    A Bit Of Americana That's Just A Memory, Now... And A Fading One At That.

    Not only do I remember them... I used to work and began my career in one. Great place for a kid with a hot rod to start to learn responsibility... and also have a rack, tire machine and battery charger at his disposal, as well.Toby Keith's "White Rose" is reflective of an era...
    CowGirlFan CowGirlFan
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Feb 15, 2011
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