Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Do You Remember SERVICE Stations?
Filling up your car with gas was quite different when I was younger. When you pulled into the Service Station, a young fellow would run out, ask a few questions about what you wanted, and, while the gas was pumping, there was a ballet of pampering going on.
He checked the oil, offered to top if off, if it were low, checked the other fluids, and the water in the radiator, too. Then, if you wanted him to, he checked your tire pressure and aired them up, if needed. He always washed down and wiped off the front and rear windshields, too, and the really good ones wiped down the headlights, too.
And, to top it all off, if they were having an advertising campaign, he gave you some kind of cheap parting gift for shopping with them! Those vintage steak knives, beverage glasses, and trinkets are highly collectible today.
You paid the young man for the gas, and you were on your way, never having left your automobile.
nostalgia, childhood memories, vintage collectibles, service stations, automobiles
Posted by Dirty Butter at 5:48 AM