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My 67 SD imortilized on canvas!


I've been fortunate to be an employee of the City of Regina over 36 years, my last 30 years as a Firefighter.  As a gift for our years of service, we get a choice of different gifts, watches, luggage, etc.  The option I chose was a painting by a renowned Saskatchewan artist, Yvonne Kydd.  The painting size framed is 24" by 18"!  I had my family name put on the Texaco Service station in rememberence of my father who made me and my twin brother the gear heads we are today.  It's gonna make a nice family keepsake I intend to pass on to my Son who helped me thru the restoration. 



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Very nice


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Now that is one great idea! This family remembrance will last for generations. Congratulations from a fellow Reginan.

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Ralph

That is freaking awesome.

 



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Very nice idea.
Similarly when I retired I was presented with a penciled pic of my Packard leaving the plant.
These make a one off, personalized keepsake.

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Nice! Looks great, and that's a great idea to let you have a personalized gift...you're more likely to have am attachment to it...

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That's a great gift!



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Much better than the gold watch!

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that is over the top !!

 

awesome !



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Sweet

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Very nice painting and what a great keepsake. I worked at the same style Texaco as the one in the picture only reversed with the office being on the right hand side. The Texaco also had 2 pump islands and I pumped a lot of gas from the time I was 12 and got paid .50 an hour. I loved that job.

Al

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Taylor55 wrote:

Very nice painting and what a great keepsake. I worked at the same style Texaco as the one in the picture only reversed with the office being on the right hand side. The Texaco also had 2 pump islands and I pumped a lot of gas from the time I was 12 and got paid .50 an hour. I loved that job.


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Same here Al, Texaco, office on the other side, 2 service bays, but we didn't have a canopy over the pumps, I stood in the rain, snow, heat, whatever. You had to crank the pump back to zero before you started each fill up. I started in 1971, at age 14, also for .50/hr. Great experience, my kids have heard me say likely a hundred times how much I loved my job pumping gas. It brought me out of my shy stage and taught me how to enjoy meeting people.

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The Texaco I worked at did not have a canopy either. Mon to Fri 4pm to 10 pm Sat and Sun 9am -6pm. I lived across the street from the station and I pretended to do homework during quite times. The shop area was closed at 6pm and all the owner wanted me to do was pump gas. After working there for a couple of years a .50 per hour I convinced the owner to give me 10% of all extra sales from the pumps I sold. I checked a lot of oil levels, wiper blades, fan belts , tires and made a really good commission.

The Braden Texaco picture brings back a lot of memories especially the Beaumont as we had one cutomer with the identiacl car except red with a 396 325 powerglide.

This guy would always pull a holeshot for me when leaving and would be laughing like crazy. The skinny bias ply tires would just sit there and smoke until he let off the fuel.

The kids of today just do not understand how much this type of work taught us for our futures.

Al

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