Remember $.27 Gas?

Old 03-11-2012, 08:13 AM
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What do you mean? I remember $.18 a gallon gas
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:38 AM
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I remember when gas was $.19 a gal and I had a VW bug and was being paid $.20 a mile on my job. I was making money. WOW!!! 40+ years ago. But this year I will retire and have more time to do my quilting.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:40 AM
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OH yeah! The night I got married, March 29, 1969, we stopped for gas on our way out of town. It was 29 cents a gallon. That service station went out of business and stood empty for years with that 29 cent price on its marquee for a long long time. What memories!!! I worked at a grocery store then while I went to college. I remember some of the regular prices because we didn't scan anything then. Lettuce was 9 cents a head, bread was 19 cents a loaf, canned food was often 5 or 6 for a dollar. Amazing!
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:45 AM
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I love this site, but hate trying to post to it - so many times the site quits responding, my post doesn't post and it is lost unless I can remember what I wrote --- that being said ...

I remember those low cost gas days too. When I was in high school we could put a few dollars worth of gas in the tank and drive around all Friday night - go to football games, cruise "the gut" and still return the car with more gas in it than there was when we left the driveway. Those were definitely "the good ole days"!
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Of course, now that I complained, the post went through ... go figure ...
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo View Post
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
My dad had price wars with a local refinery, but the gas we sold only every got down to 12 cents. The refinery wouldn't go lower than 13 cents!
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:35 AM
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I sure do remember when gas was 20 cents, my cousin and I could go all day in her sisters little car on 50 cents worth of gas what a blast. I was earning $4.00 an hour, now days a watress doesn't make much more than that but you sure pay more for the gas. so sad for our young and elderly in these days.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:01 AM
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I remember in '73 when I got my first car, a Yellow Pinto, the gas was $.49 a gallon and I was going to be darned if I would pay a whole $.50 a gallon for gas! Oh, the good old days... Bought the Pinto new also, including tax and transfers for $2k...can't even get a junker for that now!
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:05 AM
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I can remember paying $1.25/gal my Senior year of high school. We used to clean out the pop bottles in the back seat and cash them in to get the $5 for a half of tank of gas.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:23 AM
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I remember 15 cents a gallon at Town Talk.
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