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.
I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
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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.