but you had to put two dimes in the machine to get them. The machines didn't give change back then, so I used to help my father make slits in the top of the cigarette packs, then he'd put two pennies inside. That was how he made sure the customers got their change.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Would love to know what a B school professor would make of this one--my high school classmate Marge Gagnon recalls life at Charlie's Tydol, her father's gas station in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the 1950s (link). "Cigarettes sold for 18 cents a pack," Marge said,