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March 20, 2013 Edition

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Recalls visits with Presley

Buddy Kisling, formerly of Lawrence County, worked at Savings Service Station in the 1950s and early 1960s. The station was open 24 hours a day and Buddy usually worked the night shift.

Teens would often stop and buy a quarter's worth of gas, which at that time was about a gallon, and a large percentage of the clientele would pull up to the pump and say give me a dollar's worth of regular. Of course there were those who wanted a fill-up. Regardless of the amount of the sale, their gas was put in their tank by the attendant. Each was entitled to a windshield washing and oil check, air for their tires was free and so was the direction information.

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