Saturday, April 5, 2008


During the great gas shortages in the 70s I watched with fear as gas threatened to go to a dollar a gallon. I had no idea how I'd drive my VW bug back and forth to work to earn enough to do it again the next day. Years later, while going through some old stuff I found a pay stub from those days. I brought home $88.00 every two weeks. (that was for 80 hours work.) It seems I had cause for concern.


Simple Recipes said...

i know what you 1978 started work for the phone company 3.90 an hour..raising 2 kids by the heck did we do it?? i remember gas at .26 a not that old am i???
we are in redding, calif..tomorrow off to canyonville, ore..looking forward to seeing grandkids not looking forward to the weather..

CJGallegos said...

Wow! You guys live exciting lives! Irene is in the Sierras with our "rig" this weekend, without me and without Annie Bones. Lucky her! ;-)

AMGallegos said...

hey, we made it didn't we? No worries!

Anonymous said...

Gee Whiz, that $88.00 would have almost paid for my round trip gas this weekend for a 350 mile trip!