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How long have you had the gas and oil bug? #727705
Fri Apr 05 2019 01:08 PM
Fri Apr 05 2019 01:08 PM
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Plano TX
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I happened to come across this picture today. It had previously hung in my parent’s kitchen for many years. I know I had the gas and oil bug at an early age, but here is proof!

I made this back in the summer of 1965 when I was 6 years old.

I believe this is what I wrote with corrected spelling:

“Dear Grandma and Grandpa, I have passed into 2nd grade! On June 21st we went to Newport Beach. On the way to Newport Beach I saw a Citgo Service. There was a Cities Service sign sitting beside the Citgo sign like this.”

I don’t know if this is a coincidence or what, but today happens to be the sixth anniversary of my Mom’s passing. This sure brought back a flood of wonderful memories for me. I hope you get as big a kick out of it as I did. I hope everyone in Oldgas land has a terrific day.

Citgo Artwork 040519.jpg

Regards, Jim

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Re: How long have you had the gas and oil bug? [Re: SandPCollector] #727713
Fri Apr 05 2019 03:21 PM
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I'll turn 70 next year first off. I would have to say for me , uh , about since I was maybe 5 ......


see ya on the road folks !
Re: How long have you had the gas and oil bug? [Re: eshaver] #727725
Fri Apr 05 2019 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by eshaver
I'll turn 70 next year first off. I would have to say for me , uh , about since I was maybe 5 ......


that answer fits me too a T .. ... cool


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Re: How long have you had the gas and oil bug? [Re: SandPCollector] #727753
Sat Apr 06 2019 09:47 AM
Sat Apr 06 2019 09:47 AM
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I grew up at this gas station that was owned by my grandad. He's the guy by the tanker and my uncle is by the wayne 615. Mom always knew where I was, watching the new owner working on cars and would let me pump gas for him. That was in the fifties. So the bug hit early. Back then Phil (new owner) would let me take empty quart cans for our garage. My dad let me stack them up on the shelves and actually liked them.

grnpa's gas station_retch.jpg

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Re: How long have you had the gas and oil bug? [Re: SandPCollector] #727803
Sun Apr 07 2019 01:51 PM
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I started when I was 14! It all started with an old general store with a texaco sign still in its original spot on the building. I thought it was cool, so the rest is history!


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