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 Greeings--Beringer's Gulf Service--1918 Wayne St., Toledo 9 Ohio.



Ernie said...

That's a pretty cool find! We lived out in the boonies, so there was nothing near us that may have issued a Christmas card. :)

Steve Turner said...

Thanks for sharing this. It's fun to see and hear. I wish companies did more of this these days. The freebies are a lot of fun during the holidays.

Lee Hartsfeld said...

I've spotted other copies of this on eBay, and they were a standard co. issue, of course. Ohio, New York, and I forget where else.

Yes, it would be cool if this tradition had endured.