Friday, June 11, 2010

Cotton and Gas- a childhood memory and a lesson

I have been listening to people complain about the prices of cotton and how clothing and quilt fabric are going up. So that reminded me of a story. No surprise.
When I was in 6th grade Dad sent me to the gas station to buy a gallon of gas +
2 quarters. I walked down there and walked back and no, it wasn't close. Those days were different. When I got back I gave him the can of gas and he said "where is my change?" I said "they didn't give me any." He said " you march right back there and get my 15 cents, I am NOT paying 50 cents for a gallon of gas!
And I walked back there, got the 15 cents and I haven't ever forgotten that story. Can you imagine what my dear Dad would think if he had to get gas today? So, when you see that cotton prices go up, remember the gas story. :0)


WoolenSails said...

I wish we could complain like that again, lol.
I would work in the garden and get a quarter, could get candy and ice cream with that much;) It was well worth the walk to the store.


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I think of how my dad would react to gasoline and grocery prices these days. He's probably stay home and starve--and make my mom do the same.