Tuesday, May 29, 2007

293- THE YEAR WAS 1955

THEN.... 1955, I was 7 years old and in 2nd grade. Things were so different, can you remember these kind of prices and comments?...... "I'll tell you one thing, it's soon going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20." ~~~~ "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before they will cost $2,000 dollars" ~~~~ "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous." ~~~~ "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?" ~~~~ "If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00 nobody will be able to hire outside help." ~~~~ "When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost .29 cents a gallon. ~~~~ "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 think 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 $75,000 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 won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work." ~~~~ "Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more; those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat." ~~~~ "I'm just 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. ~~~~ "The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on." ~~~~ "No one can afford to be sick any more; $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood." ~~~~ "If they think I'll pay .50 cents for a hair cut, forget it." So all is now is a memory, times were good and living was easy, but we didn't know it then. A trip if you can recall, back when. .....GED....

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