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Wednesday, 26 January 2011


That's only 56 years ago!

'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $10.00.

'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $1, 000.00 will only buy a used one.

'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. 20 cents a pack is ridiculous...

'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter?

'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.

'When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.

'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.

'I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.

'Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President..

'I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now..

'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.

'It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.

'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.

'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes.. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.

'The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.

'There is no sense going on short trips anymore, with hotels now costing us $2.00 per night!

'No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $15.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood.'

'If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.'


  1. The good old days, swimming at the lake, playing softball, taking long walks with friends to picnic beside a gentle flowing stream.roller skating rink holding hands , wearing penny loafers and a saddle shoes.

  2. sitting here nodding my head in agreement, but thank you, it is only 56 years ago. Born in '55 me is *grins*

  3. Wow. Hello, perspective.

  4. I rememeber the "gas wars" and my father leaving one station to get gas for 14 cents a gallon at another. They were lowering it all day.

  5. I was born in 1957, so this doesn't seem to far-fetched to me!

  6. Funny, but money is a useless way of looking back. A better way would be to look at the buying power of the minimum wage. If there is such a thing. Some freshly elected powers that be would like nothing better than get rid of it. My first job was in the summer of 1959, and netted the equivalent of thirty dollar cents an hour. Born in 1943. But some of the things are quite funny. Some things were better, some worse. If you were a white unskilled, minimally educated male, they were definitely better.

  7. ain't that the truth!!! :))


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