(Revised reprint from my Face Book Notes)
CIRCA – 1970, Owned an immaculate 1959 Chevy Impala. Believe I bought it (or if I have unconsciously blocked out my memory, my parents may have bought it) for $300. Low mileage, perfect condition.
And at that time, in order to finance my lifestyle, I also worked at Franks Standard Station, in my home town, 3 nights a week and every other Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m all by my self. Premium Gas sold for $0.36 a gallon then and a customer pumping their own gas not only did not exist but was taboo.