These two pumps would have been drooled over by Frankie and Mike of the current American Pickers TV show.
I can remember these ancient-looking relics being replaced by modern (for the day) pumps. Also, of course, there was no such thing as self-serve pumps, therefore it took an employee away from waiting on grocery customers to operate the pump.
So I concern myself only with things that I experienced firsthand.
In addition to being the owners and major staff of the store, they were both well-respected members of the community. Joseph Parish and the Camp Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
I refer to the house and barn in the presence tense because both structures are still standing.
Speaking of parking, available space was always at a premium.
Five or so vehicles could safely park, however, more often than not, quite a few extras squeezed in.