Friday, April 18, 2008


For Christmas in 1971, the first after my 16th birthday, my parents gave me a replica of a Texaco gas pump. Taped to its side was a paid receipt for 100 gallons of gas at Smith's Mobil. The total for that present was $41.99.

I put $43 worth of gas into the Buick Tuesday night.

[insert heavy sigh here]

1 comment:

Nathan said...

That's not bad. Just think of all of the OTR drivers busy selling their kidneys for diesel.