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Posted 1 year ago

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This morning I got up and went garage saling and I didn't find a thing in Brownsburg. So as I was driving around town I went by the house I use to own. I saw the lady cutting the grass that I sold the house to. I stopped and ask her how long ago did she buy the house off me and she said 28 years ago. I ask her if her neighbor Louie was still living and she said yes that he was 95 years old. I hadn't seen Louie in over 20 years. So I went up to the door and he answered and said hello. I told him I use to live next door and he remember my name. I went in and we talk for about an hour. He wanted to go sit on the front porch and feel the sunshine on him. As we were sitting there he was telling me about the drugstore he owned in Indianapolis at 30th and Illinois. It was called Murdock's Drugstore. I told him I retired about three years ago and I love to collect gas station memorabilia and all kinds of signs and related items. This Ex-Lax thermometer was just sitting there by the couch. He said that was brand new and it was never hung at the drugstore. He sold the drugstore years ago and said he was always going to hang it at his house but he never did. He looked at me and said you can have it. I ask are your sure and he said yes. I thank him over and over and shook his hand and gave him a hug and thanked him again. What an awesome gift that I will always cherish and remember my friend Louie. I went home and hung it on the back porch for everyone to see when they come over. The thermometer is in excellent shape and is porcelain. The dimensions 36" x 8 1/4". Notice there are five colors.

Michael

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  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you mustangtony for the love! Have a great weekend!

    Michael
  2. mtg75 mtg75, 1 year ago
    Great story.
  3. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you mtg75 for the love and the nice comment! Have a great weekend!

    Michael
  4. chevy59 chevy59, 1 year ago
    Wow, what a great story and a wonderful gift, it looks great in your collection!
  5. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you chevy59 for the love and the awesome compliment! Have a great weekend!

    Michael
  6. chevy59 chevy59, 1 year ago
    All your signs are in near mint condition!
  7. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you chevy59 for noticing that and pointing that out! What a great compliment!

    Michael
  8. trukn20 trukn20, 1 year ago
    I'll be by tomorrow, gotten see that one.
  9. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you trukn20 for the love! Can't wait for everyone to see this one. See you tomorrow.

    Michael

  10. EJW-54 EJW-54, 1 year ago
    Now thats the way to get something!! I love stuff that remind me of someone!
  11. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 1 year ago
    great story Michael, love it
  12. shughs shughs, 1 year ago
    Great story Michael
  13. sanhardin sanhardin, 1 year ago
    Nice story Michael
  14. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you MooreAntique for the love! Have a great weekend!

    Michael
  15. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you Moonstonelover21 for the love! Have a great weekend!

    Michael
  16. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you Longings for the love! Have a great weekend!

    Michael
  17. Designer Designer, 1 year ago
    Great story, love it!
  18. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    That is a wonderful story and got a nice treasure to add to your collection, a great piece of history, Phil !~
  19. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you pops52 for the love, enjoy your sunday!

    Michael
  20. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you leighannrn for the love, enjoy your Sunday!

    Michael
  21. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you EJW-54 for the love, enjoy your Sunday!

    Michael
  22. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you jamiedpt for the love, enjoy your day!

    Michael
  23. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you shughs for the love and the compliment! Have a great day!

    Michael
  24. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you sanhardin for the love and the compliment! Enjoy the rest of your day!

    Michael
  25. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you walksoftly for the love! Have a great week!

    Michael
  26. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you Chevelleman69 for the love! Have a great week!

    Michael
  27. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you Eyewideopen for the love! Have a great week!

    Michael
  28. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you Nova for the love! Have a great week!

    Michael
  29. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you egreeley1976 for the love! Have a great week!

    Michael
  30. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you Manikin for the love! Have a great week!

    Michael
  31. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you chrissylovescats for the love! Have a great week!

    Michael
  32. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    I love this story. I hope I'll be able to give my items to the right home when I'm that age!
  33. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you AntigueToys for the love! Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Michael
  34. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you Designer for the love! Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Michael
  35. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you jameyrd for the love! Have a great day!

    Michael
  36. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you sugargirl for the love! Have a great weekend!

    Michael
  37. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you BELLIN68 buddy for the love and the funny comment! Enjoy your weekend!

    Michael
  38. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you rikanddonna for the love! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    Michael
  39. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you valentino97 for the love and the nice comment! Have a great Sunday!

    Michael
  40. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you kygurl32 for the love! Have a great day!

    Michael
  41. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you Moonstonelover21 and Manikin for hitting the love button again! To bad it doesn't count! Both of you have a great day on tomorrow! :-)

    Michael
  42. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you crswerner for the love! Have a great weekend!

    Michael
  43. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you petey for the love! Have a great Sunday!

    Michael
  44. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you PhilDavidAlexanderMorris for the love!

    Michael
  45. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you straightleg for the love!

    Michael
  46. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 months ago
    Thank you SPEEDWAYPICKER for the love! Have a great day!

    Michael
  47. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 months ago
    Thank you chev59_99 for the love!

    Michael
  48. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 months ago
    Thank you vanskyock24 for the love!

    Michael

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