Monday, February 13, 2012
The Price of Gas
No one wants to hear this really and in fact this really, really dates me but I remember as a teenager when we would put a dollars worth of gas in the car and drive forever. A dollar would get us four gallons. Do the math people that's twenty-five cents a gallon! Now that's crazy. Twenty-five cents a gallon......it's true. Hey Dad can I have a quarter? I need to put gas in the car. When I think of it now compared to the almost four dollars for one gallon we pay it is hard to wrap my head around the fact we only paid twenty-five cents. But then I only made ten cents an hour babysitting.............and that is not a joke! And no I'm not 100 years old. And no I didn't walk barefoot to school uphill in both directions. But I did walk to school alone and it was a mile away. I don't remember it being a mile; I remember it being more like 5 miles. Strange how childhood memories grow. But the twenty-five cents a gallon that's a fact!!