This morning, we had every intention of being home by tonight, but Mark had one more bit of fun left in him!
The reason I remember gas prices hitting $1.00 in the early 70s is that one of my favorite teachers, our social studies teacher, Betty Golding, had a class discussion about the energy crisis, and the subject of the price of gas came up. One of the boys in my class said that the station he worked at was still charging less than $1.00 for gas, and Mrs. Golding asked him which station he worked at. It was obvious she was thinking of going there the next time she needed to gas up!
I remember that depending on whether the last number on your license plate was odd or even, you could get gas on odd or even-numbered days. People were waiting in lines at the gas stations just to top off their tanks in case they couldn’t get gas the next time. It reminds me of the hoarding we saw recently in stores.
I also remember walking to school in the dark because they went back to Daylight Savings Time. I had a study hall during the first period and I would watch the sun come up. Somehow, they decided this was a way to save energy. Does anyone remember what caused the energy crisis? I was too young to drive, so I don’t remember how it all happened.
We’re only about three and a half hours away from home. I still have a little bit of fun left in me, but we will definitely make it home tomorrow!