Tuesday, December 05, 2017
A "Season's Greetings" record card from our former Toledo, Ohio neighbors
Wow. The "pre-owned" stuff you spot on eBay: in this case, a Christmas record card from Beringer's Gulf Service--1918 Wayne Street, Toledo 9 Ohio. "Whoa," I said to myself mentally. "A Gulf gas station, 1918 Wayne Street. We lived next door!!" Indeed, we did.
Since there's no date on this disc, I dunno whether the Gulf station was still called Beringer's when we moved next door circa 1962. It's possible. After all, it was still Wayne St. and our pre-zip-code "zone" was 9, so those check out. And it was a Gulf station. But was it still Beringer's? Dunno.
Oh, cool instructions on the back of the card--"Best way to play--tape corners to any standard record or to turntable." And the irony is, this is so far the only cardboard-backed disc I haven't had to tape down. It played just fine!
Merry Christmas from my Toledo neighbors:
Season's Greetings--Beringer's Gulf Service--1918 Wayne St., Toledo 9 Ohio.