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Thread: Remember $.27 Gas?

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    Remember $.27 Gas?

    The clothesline thread made me take a trip down memory lane. I remember when gas was under $.30 a gallon and there would be price "wars."

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    Oh I remember! Me and my mom would go this corner on town that had three gas stations on the corners.
    There would be the sandwiche type sign boards with gas prices! I remember 25 cents and 23 cents! Can you imagine that now? Heck I'd be happy with gas priced ten times 25 cents!
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    Unfortunately, I am old enough to remember that. I could put $2 of gas in my car and drive all week.

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    yes, I remember. Dad liked when they were having price wars.
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    I can remember in St. Louis, Missouri they had price wars and gas got to 10 cents a gal. Now that dates me I'm sure, LOL
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    Oh, yes! I would put 25 cents in my mom's big Chevy and head to my boyfriend's house 20 miles away. She never knew because the tank was at the same level. And oh yes, the price wars! Never see that anymore.

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    Remember that and Dad buying cigaretts for .19 cents a pack. He said he would quit if they got to be over .25. Then smokes got to .50 and you know the rest. Dad never did quit.
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    Unfortunately, I am old enough to remember that. I could put $2 of gas in my car and drive all week.

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    I remember gas at 39 cents a gallon. I could fill up my mustang for $6.50!!!

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    well now it cost me 48.70 to fill my car today --premium gas is 3.92 a gal. with a dime off if you pay cash. otherwise 4.02. reg and super unleaded are at 3.669 and 3.799 a gal and we are the THIRD largest oil producing state in the US now. we beat CA out according to the news our state produced over 16 million barrels in the month of January 2012. And where does all this oil go? Certainly not here. overseas. I would be tickled if we could get gas for $2.50 a gal. the .51 mileage just don't cut it.

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    I can remember lots of things being cheaper than today. Remember also when wages were much lower than today also.
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    I remember when it was 29 cents. When we had a sale it was 27 cents. But I made $1.60 an hour.

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    Lightbulb I remember 19 cents for gallon

    Of course I do..., We were living in St. Louis, Mo in the early 1970's sometimes with the "Gas Wars" we paid 19 cents per gallon. We lived in the County and worked in the City ... so 19 center per gallon was very good for our young family. I also remember our wages were much lower. thanks for the memories...

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    PS Paid $4.09 per gallon today to fuel our VW TDI
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    You're lucky, today we have to pay $ 8.98 per gallon Tomorrow it will be more!
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    i can remember asking the attendant (you remember ... the guys who pumped our gas, checked our oil & radiator, tires and washed all the windows ... for no extra charge) why the gas had gone up to 28 cents. were they pumping liquid gold?

    i guess it is now liquified diamonds.
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    I remember when they would have gas war an it was .15

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    Yes, I do - I was a teenager in the 60's and my dad would give me and my sister $1.00 and we would get his car (a '55 Chevy) and put in a gallon or two of gas and go buy a pack of cigarettes for 25 and go "cruising" - seeing all of our friends at the various drive-in's - and actually have enough money to buy some french fries or hamburgers at McDonalds - then it was only a drive-in - there were no seats inside - you just had to use the walk-up window. My dad predicted that someday gas would cost $1 and a pound of hamburger would cost $1 and a loaf of bread would cost $1 and a pack of cigarettes would cost $1 - he has been dead for almost 40 years!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I can remember lots of things being cheaper than today. Remember also when wages were much lower than today also.
    Ditto, at my first job my wage was $2.00/hour - minimum wage at the time (early 70's). Also a long distance call was like $3.00 for 3 minutes!!

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    My husband was chatting with a friend while filling up his truck, was he in shock when the bill was $81.50. I just heard on late night radio that with the government now buying gas on the stock market, like they were with the Gold, we could end
    up paying $15.00 a gallon. Home is looking better every day.

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    I remember gas wars when I was in HS. .23-.24 a gallon. I'd put .50 in the tank of my 1964 Impala & go cruising with my GFs. Of course minimum wage was $1.25 and we were making .50/hr for babysitting. I also recall being completely insensed when it cost me $5.00 to fill up my Pinto in 1975! I laugh about it now, but it wasn't funny then! :-)

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    On top of that you didn't have to pump your own gas, plus the gas station attendant checked your oil and washed your windows.
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    Unfortunatly I also remember when 50 cents would go a long, long way. 27 cents a gal. wow. What fun we had when we pooled our change to get gas to run on.
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    I pulled into the SERVICE station once and asked for $5 worth of gas - just like my dad did. The guy stopped at less than that. When I told him I'd asked for $5 he said, "well, little lady, I can pour the rest of it on the ground, but your tank is full!".

    Another time I scrounged in the bottom of my purse and pulled in with an EMPTY tank. Asked for 25 cents worth of gas - would have gotten almost a gallon. I panicked when the little numbers rolled past 25 cents and got out and told the man, "But I only have a quarter!" He stopped it at a gallon - maybe 28 - 32 cents and said, "Yep, and I only have daughters. This'll get you home."

    Ah the good old days!
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    When put into perspective, we find: while in 1958 we were paying 25-cents per gallon for gas, our average income was under $4,000 per year, with home sales averaging at $12,500. Today, the average cost of gas is about $4, the average income is about $50,000 and the average home sells for about $264,000. I'd still rather live in today's world with today's prices and today's wonderful time savers (especially in regards to quilting).
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    I must be older the dirt. I can remember when gas was .21 and then came the gas wars. Bought gas for .17 a gal.

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