The Price of Gas



There is a great gnashing of teeth and loud wailing cries emanating across the land. The cause! the price of gas!!!. Today we are paying anywhere between $1.35 and $1.50 per liter and it is predicted to go even higher. I find it strange and a little difficult to understand. When Linda and I started life together in Windsor Ontario way back in 1971 gas was cheap. We often drove over to Detroit USA, and filled the V8 with gas at 29 cents per gal. At the KMart we could enjoy a cup of coffee at 10 cents per cup. In those days we both worked and yet always seemed to be broke. Today we are retired and prices have gone through the roof, and guess what, we are still broke! Nevertheless, life has taught me well and I have prepared well for the future. In my collection of antique vehicles I have the 1976 Lambretta scooter (100 MPG) and my 1973 Triumph Three Speed bicycle. Linda can always use the bicycle to fetch the groceries in town, after all, its only a 30 mile return trip. Being retired means she doesn’t have to hurry and can take all day if she wishes. You see it really does pay to be prepared.
Cheers and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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2 Responses to The Price of Gas

  1. Tony Miles says:

    It’s scary here as well Ben with gas prices over $4.00us. However I had a facebook message the other day from a friend in England, amused because a guy in a Jaguar pulled into the gas station next to him and put 8.00 pounds sterling worth of gas in the tank. The price for gas in the UK is now approx $9.80us per gallon.

  2. irishroverpei says:

    Hi Tony
    Back in the earlier sixties I never owned a Jaguar, but did have a a few other fine automobiles, a 1952 six cylinder Morris Isis was probably my biggest car. I often stopped at the pumps to purchase one gallon. Couldn’t afford more, never once did I ever say “fill her up” not even in my Austin Seven.

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