And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
I did that!ReplyDelete
Of course local's made about 20 cents an hour.ReplyDelete
I lived in a resort town. When I started driving gas was 28 cents a gallon. Down in Detroit it was 9 cents a gallon and the outrage among the community was endlessReplyDelete
Yesterday gas was 3 cents short of double the price on inauguration day.
I used to work at a gas station pumping Ethyl....ReplyDelete
You're showing your age. Nobody under 70 knows that Ethyl was once a woman's name.Delete
Remember telling attendent "gimme $2 worth" and it lasted all weekend in my '52 Ford in the late 50's.ReplyDelete
In the 60's I pumped gas at a Walts station in Lubbock Texas. Gas wars regularly brought the price down to five cents per gallon. When gas went up a little, I remember some of the customers would come in and say Give me fifty cents of reglar.ReplyDelete
Twenty bucks got me just over five gallons yesterday, at the cheap gas station.ReplyDelete
In the early seventies, the station I worked at in Amarillo got down to 12.9 cents per gallon during the gas wars. We sold over 5000 gallons in one day on a Saturday. The tanker trucks only held 8000 gallons. Was a company operated station belonging to the FINA distributor. It was supposed to be full service, but both of us employees just stood at the register and took money nearly all day. Only checked oil, etc by request.ReplyDelete
I remember when gas got close to a dollar a gallon! I said I'll never drive my truck again! I would ride my Harley everywhere. Around the same time Beer was getting to be a dollar a bottle at the local hole in the wall! Well, I said I would never drink beer again. I still drive my truck (when I absolutely have too) and ride my 68 Harley for errands and fun! I dont drink beer much anymore just Tequila! ;)ReplyDelete