Monday, May 5, 2008

gas stations

I remember when I was a young boy, going to my grandparent's home in Los Angeles. There was a gas station just around the corner and my parents would often pull in there to fill up the tank. Gas was $0.25 a gallon. It was the late 1960s. Today, gas is roughly $4 a gallon. Gas stations are no longer "service stations", where an attendant would pump the gas for you, check the air in the tires and clean the windshield. All with a smile. There are still a few of the old style stations standing, even if the antique gas pumps no longer work. Unfortunately, the newer stations just don't have the same character. But as long as we continue to drive gas-powered vehicles, there will be gas stations. Even in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium.

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