I remember .25 gas and lower during gas wars and it was pumped by an attendent that cleaned the windshield, checked and aired the tires and checked the oil. Stamps were given after the purchase. Also, my mom got stamps at the grocery store.
McDonalds hamburgers for .15 and real drive-ins with car hops. Homework everynight and teachers with discipline in mind. Learning slide ruler use in HS physics class and laughing at the first calculator owners when the batteries ran out during a test in Trig or Chemistry. Being respectful to all adults and being dressed neatly for school and in our Sunday best for church.
Riding my bicycle everywhere and not worrying. No A/C in our cars, home or schools until the early-mid 70's. Only 3 commercial TV channels, 3,5 and 10 and one PBS channel, 23. Naval Avation Cadets in summer whites on weekends at the restaurants and movies (no multiplexes)
Leaving for the Marines on a Greyhound bus to the AFEES Station and standing on the yellow footprints. Wondering what in the world I had done while being yelled at constantly. And I miss every bit of the past. My old friends and classmates save a few and especially my wife, Monica, are scattered. Only see one guy from the Marines and he was a long time classmate too. Those were the days.