Tuesday, September 4

A Dying Breed (Old Gas Stations)






Someone sent a lot of photos of old gas stations from all across North America. I think I will post 5 of them at a time until I show you all of them. I remember similar ones from my childhood, and they harken back to a time that was more peaceful and simple, with prices of 20 cents per gallon or less. I recall being on a date and seeing the guy put 50 cents worth of gas in the car and being able to drive all evening long on it! Too bad we can't do that now.
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Mr. kenju was given a "date certain" for leaving the rehab hospital - September 13th. He went in there on August 27th, so it will be 18 days altogether. He was a litle disappointed by that, but he handled it well. He has to strengthen his right leg and arm before they feel comfortable letting him leave. He will have to have out-patient therapy afterward, either 2 or 3 times per week. We won't know the schedule until later on. Today was a very long day, so I am going to bed early, I think. Catch you all later.....




24 comments:

Reflekshins said...

these are very neat.

I'm gonna get me a time machine for x-mas.

Beverly said...

those are great. They surely bring back memories of days gone by, don't they.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Judy Dear...I am very sorry I have not visited you for days....I've been laid low by this heat in a way I do not recall ever before...Of course, I don't recall a Heatwave like this before---well, certainly not at the age and stage I am now, healthwise....So PLEASE forgive my absence. I went back and read all the posts I have missed....You certainly have had a huge amount on your plate...You amaze me that you carried it all off, and so BEAUTIFULLY!
Give Mr. Kemju a hug for me and here is a BIG one for youy, (((((HUGS)))))! The heat is a bit better today, but I need t t get even cooler...I'm utterly wiped out, from nothing!

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David said...

counting down for the return of Mr K.
It is very hard when we are forced apart from those we love.

mar said...

Those are great pictures!!!
Glad to hear Mr kenju will be home on the 13th. I will remember this because it's Mr Mar's bday, one before the big five-o!
Take good care of yourself.

PI said...

I think most of our old petrol stations are now defunct. Funny how they look quite attractive now.
Good that Mr Kenju is progressing - slowly but surely.

joared said...

Interesting photos of the gas stations. Sounds like Mr. Kenju is doing well with his walking. I hope this means you won't be doing anything to risk straining your back no matter what. Hard to keep priorities straight for self, but you must. Sounds like you're coping well. Keep on keepin' on!

Paul said...

Hi. These are awesome, awesome, awesome photos. Thanks. And best wishes to Mr. K. Maybe when he gets home, he and I can go for a couple of long walks together. ;)

Nancy said...

Judy,

Those old gas stations remind me of my favorite TV show ever!

"Say Hi to Gomer,Goober!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the memory!!!!

BreadBox said...

Our old gas station in town closed a few years back (the state passed a law mandating better underground tanks, and a lot of small stations closed). It remained closed for about 5 years, and then reopened as an antique store.

Glad to hear that Mr K is still progressing. We are hoping to hear similar positive news about a friend of ours here, who had similar problems last friday. Being able to read about progress a few days ahead is comforting....
N.

Rhea said...

Great photos. When I drove Route 66 a few years ago, old gas stations were some of my favorite sights.

sage said...

Glad to hear that Mr Kenju is on the way home...

I love old gas stations and for some reason, I have had many dreams about owning an old hand-levered gas pump--but the only time I've seen one for sale, I decided against it

Rick said...

Wow. Talk about a walk down memory lane... You got any Sinclair stations? Weren't they the ones with the dinosaur on the signs? Loved that dinosaur...

LZ Blogger said...

Kenju ~ Oh how cool these places are... too bad that so many of htem are already GONE! ~ jb///

Kristi said...

Great pictures. I remember being thrilled when gas was less than $2 a gallon when I was in college 10 years ago.

Glad Mr. Kenju has an end date in sight. Take care of yourself, Judy!

framboisine said...

une certaine image de ton pays,
Fran├žoise

Opal said...

Glad to hear Mr. K has a release date.

I love the pics of the old gas stations. I can recall the row of “loafers” who used to sit on the bench out in front and watch everyone who stopped by for gas. They knew everybody and everybody’s business and could gossip for hours!

Karen said...

Judy, I love the pix! Those are great. Here in Milwaukee, several old gas stations have been made into coffee shops and I have to say, they're adorable!

Glad to hear Mr. Kenju is going home soon. I'm sure it won't be long. Hope it all goes well.

Just stopping by to say hello!

Claude said...

When you're in hospital, it's so wonderful when they give you a definite date to go home!
I love those old gas station photos. Keep them coming!

Sonia said...

I am glad to hear that Mr Kenju will be home on the 13th. Just great news!

I like the photos of old gas stations!

Chancy said...

Remember when they used to be called "Filling Stations"

Cris said...

Glad to hear that Mr. Kenju is getting better each day. Like the pictures of the old gast stations.

Carmi said...

His going home will be my wife's birthday present.

I love these pictures of scenes that increasingly do not exist. When we were getting our car fixed in smalltown Ontario on the way home to London recently, I had similar thoughts about how life in this place seemed beyond idyllic.

I'm so glad Michele sent me here. I'll be sending myself back a bunch of times before you know it.

Please send my best to Mr. K. I hope there are cereal boxes in his future, too!