Fill ‘er up….

Given the attention to the 4th making of “The Great Gatsby”, I bought the 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. The movie is based on the book by F.Scott Fitzgerald. It’s set in the 1920s. At least 3 of the scenes reminded me of how along ago that was. A driver brings his car to a service station-garage. The owner-attendant pumps the gas. The total cost for this fill-up is 40 cents. Another time, a driver pulls up to the pump with the gauge almost on empty. His cost was $1.23. On the other hand, those were the days when many people were working for 15 or 20-cents an hour. My father was among those happy to get it.


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