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'Bolter Book -- "Refueling the Past" By Archie Bentz
#1411681 Fri May 28 2021 02:12 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
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A 'Bolter-authored book!!!

One of our very own brother 'Bolters, Archie ("46 Texaco") has written a book to capture the glory, nostalgia and history of the small town, local gas station, garage and car dealership. His family had a 55-year history in the business and his '46 Chevy truck was a big part of it for 17 years.

Even if we didn't actually work in one of our local stations, pumping gas, cleaning windshields and checking oil and tire pressures, we can still remember when such places existed -- complete with young uniformed men who would run out at the sound of the bell, with a clean folded rag in the pocket ready to take care of our motoring needs before dad even shut off the engine. Maybe you *did* have your first job (or second ...) in your neighborhood full-service station and can relate to the personal history Archie has so carefully, and passionately documented in his book. Maybe you, too, got your introduction to customer service this way.

If so, or even if all you have is a sweet memory of riding with dad and stopping by to get "the works", you will definitely enjoy this trip down memory lane. It mainly covers specific station in Archie's past, but no matter where you are from, if you lived through, or grew up in the era of the local full-service gas station, you will greatly enjoy the trip down memory lane that awaits in the pages of the book!

Check out Archie's web site at

I've made it a part of my library. You'll want to, also!

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"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
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Re: 'Bolter Book -- "Refueling the Past" By Archie Bentz
John Milliman #1412894 Sun Jun 06 2021 08:46 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,919
Since we finally have the pix and info in the corner column, I took it down from Global announcement. This way Bolters can comment on this thread and / or the book.

Sorry it took so long.

The first five days after the weekend are the hardest.

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