Saturday, October 16, 2010
Growing up art Morrill's Corner, there were six gas stations scattered about a short distance. The Sunoco, the Esso and the Shell stations all could be seen from my second floor bedroom on Stevens Avenue, and I had adventures connected to all of them. Further around the corner, just past Howard's Variety, you could have found a Texaco, an American and a Chevron. Six distinct brands in such a short proximity. Now, a Subway sandwich shop, a McDonald's, a Wok Inn, a lumber supply building and car wash have overtaken the neighborhood. At last look, one station remains where once six, proud, 'full service' islands stood. Few relics endure of a bygone time.