Driving the gently winding and rolling roads into Bedford from Schellsburg, I remembered that there was a spot on the road that I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of the last couple of times I was here – when you are in the car with someone it isn’t easy to just say :
“Wait! Stop! I want to take a photo!!”
A photo of what??
The cutest vintage gas station ever, right here in Bedford!
This post card shows what it looked like in its heyday ---can’t you imagine the station attendants in their crisp uniforms running out to check your tires and wiper fluids and oil levels ---and pumping gas to fill your tank?
This is what I see every time I drive in or out of town on my way to/from Mary’s Quilt Shop:
The gas tanks may be a bit different..but the view is still the same as it was!
So art Deco!
Need the Ladie’s Room?
Just the cutest station ever!
What a contrast in “What Was Then….” and “What Is Now….” We have a humongous Sheetz gas station that was just built a year or so ago in wallburg…..but I think the one key ingredient that is missing is….SERVICE. This little station is busy –because they DO pump your gas for you as in days gone by. A smile, a visit with the locals, a few words about the weather, and service for your car.
I love small town America!