Bingers Rocket Gas


Bingers Rocket Gas

40 x 40″ painting, oil on canvas

Imagine my joy when I came across an old weathered and faded photo of Bingers Rocket gas station in one of my file folders! When I turned it over I had thankfully written “Aberdeen 1977”. This photo had to have been taken in Aberdeen, Washington on a trip to visit my favorite cousin Sue when she lived there. I reached out to her with the photo to see if she remembered any details about it, but she was coming up blank. She then reached out to a good friend of hers who has lived in Aberdeen her whole life and here’s what she said: “The Binger “Rocket” gas station was in what is now the parking lot for the old YMCA on Market Street in Aberdeen. I would buy  Black Jack Gum (licorice flavored!) there when I was a kid in Jr High & early high school.”

This is my most recent painting which has been on exhibit at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Kleinert Gallery. Hope you enjoy it!

  • Gregg Akehurst
    Posted at 22:16h, 08 October Reply

    Bought gas from Binger’s in Olympia during the 70’s. Thank for sharing!

    • Mary Anne Erickson
      Posted at 12:10h, 10 October Reply

      That’s so cool Gregg. Do you think they also had a Bingers in Aberdeen? I’m pretty sure that’s where this photo was originally taken in the late 70’s. It was a chain?

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