Mother traded piano lessons for clothes with the owner of The Style Shop in DeRidder, LA. It was fun to be able to pick out new outfits; however, Mother and I did seldom agreed on what should be taken home.
I lived right on the Texas/Louisiana border during the Fifties, and felt an affinity for both states; however, when I met and married a certain Texan in 1964, greater amounts of time were spent in Texas.
Purchasing gas at the neighborhood service station was quite an event since self-service was not allowed. The attendants took over and did everything thought necessary to keep our car running smoothly. While waiting, we entertained ourselves.