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Do You Remember Life Before...

...all gas stations had mini-marts?
Gas station min-mart

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Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 3:45 pm (PDT) on Sun April 23, 2017   
I remember riding with my dad in our 1964 VW "BUG." When we went to the service station, I remember they had "Coke" machines with el cheapo soda. But you'd have to pony up for the bottle.
Posted by LoyalTubist at 5:56 pm (PDT) on Sat July 23, 2016   
They all had pop (not soda) machines (drinks 10 cents, extra 5 cents if you take the bottle with you). Candy machines had chocolate bars for a dime and gum and rolled candy for a nickel.
Posted by freddo30 at 10:49 pm (PDT) on Sat April 2, 2016   
If you're really old you willl recall when gas stations began as a pump in front of an existing store. Then they became the full service auto palaces with mechanics and hydraulic lifts...now back to pumps in front of a store. Ho about the license plate number contest at SOHIO ? Always hoped to find our number on the new list each week for untold riches but never did. Then Jewett Parminter won $98,500 and Jenny Winship walked away with $77,500.
Posted by Leslie62 at 9:29 pm (PDT) on Mon May 28, 2012   
Yes, we had the full service gas station until at least the late '70s in my part of W. PA. My mother and I moved west in 1980 and she grumbled for years that she wished she could "pull into Penns'avania" and have someone pump her gas for her!
Posted by Frankie at 1:10 am (PST) on Sat December 18, 2010   
Remember when all gas stations had the "ding ding" run over wire to summon the attendant?
Posted by skizix at 12:33 pm (PDT) on Mon October 5, 2009   
Remember when all gas stations were automatically full service?

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