When we were teenagers pumping gas when it was going for $.36.9, did we ever dream we’d be excited to see gas drop to $3.03 like it did at the gas station in Jackson on Wednesday?
I was pretty happy when I filled up in Pilot Knob for $3.11 on Tuesday. I had been driving for quite awhile after the Low Fuel Light had come on. I calculated in my head that we could make it all the way back to Cape, plus or minus 20 miles on the gas that was in the tank.
I felt pretty comfortable with the “plus” part, but didn’t want to walk from somewhere west of Millersville in the dark if the “minus” part turned out to be right, so I filled the tank to be on the safe side. I guess the $1.28 extra I spent was worth the peace of mind.
Gas station stories over the years
- When service stations delivered service
- Star Service Station’s grand opening in 1965
- Thoni’s had gas as low as 19.9
- Putting on the tire chains
- Gas was 32 cents and smokes were 29 cents at the Bonded station in 1968
- Arguing over gas prices in Cadiz, Ky
- Scott City service station catches fire
- The Sinclair station on Broadway
- Gas prices and atomic bombs
- Lynn Latimore and a 1955 Ford Fairlane