And a year before, in "48", I was delivered in the old McKinley Hospital. That gas station is now a car lot and the Rustic, was a bar where "Queen Trinket" performed in her later days. Behind you would be Jimmie's Barber Shop on the corner of Fuld and Brunswick and then the Original Mike's Steak & Tomato Pie. Just ahead on Paul and Brunswick would be Bernie's Schwinn (later on Route 33) and the factory was the Trenton Pipe and Nipple Company. Lurking in the background were the PSE&G gas storage tanks that rose and fell as the tanks filled.
I don't know where to file this memory - pleasant or otherwise.
Back in the 50s - 60s the Texaco station was gone, but the little white building remained as (Johnny) Sabatini's Used Car sales. I bought my first care, a red (with white top and trim) 57 Pontiac Star Chief convertible from this place. It had a big 347 V-8 and a 4-bbl carb.
The letters P-O-N-T-I-A-C on the trunk lid spelled P-I-N-O-C-A-T.
The car had two unusual features: a left cracked left rear leaf spring and a blown head gasket, neither of which would Mr. Sabatini consider fixing.
"You bought what you bought!" I can hear those words to this day.