Posted 10 years ago
My father, James Parker worked for Sunray D-X in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a civil engineer for their retail service station outlets until 1964-65 when he was offered a local D-X oil and gasoline jobbers in nearby Sand Springs Oklahoma. At that time I was five years old and years I only saw occasionally as he built his customer base and several retail outlets. As I grew older he would take me to work with him and I rummage through the old bulk plant building that had been there since 1920. As a teenager, I worked at the D-X retail outlets, pumping gas, checking air, oil, changing tires, and whatever grunt work the full-time employees didn't want to do. It wasn't until after my second marriage that I became interested in gas and oil advertising, so, with permission, I salvaged most of the gas and oil porcelain and tin signs from the warehouse. I started to collect railroad memorabilia and amassed a large collection that I enjoyed for more than 12 years. In the last six months I have been liquidating that collection to continue to collect gas and oil advertising, focusing on gas pump signs, little did I know, how expensive this hobby had become.Pict.s 1,3,4 + anouther wall is all i got from selling 6000.00$ worth of R/R collectibles! How do you like my light fixture (pict#2), its a slice from a cypress tree stump i bought in the early 1980s, that was no fun hanging it from the ceiling!!!