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Thread: 55 years ago...A blast from the past!!

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    Funny......yet sad...55 years ago....

    Comments made in the year 1955!
    That's only 55 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 for a weekend, it costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel.

    '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 hair cut, forget it.'

    Know any friends who would get a kick out of these, pass this on! Be sure and send it to your kids and grand kids too!

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    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
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    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
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    The sad thing for me is I remember all of them!:)

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    So true.

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    Super Member grammiepamie's Avatar
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    I remember hearing these being said 55 years ago. OMG I am getting so old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yea ditter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

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    Super Member lovequilts's Avatar
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    Ditter, I love the stuff you post....This hit close to home as I remember a lot of them. Keep them coming. Blessings

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    Power Poster cjomomma's Avatar
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    I remember when I first started driving and gas was $.97 a gallon. I hate going to the gas station now.

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    Super Member mrspete's Avatar
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    In 1955, my daddy was in a coal mine accident, my mom was Charlie McCoy's domestic help that year and I ran a nail slap through my foot! See, some things you just don't want to remember. others are a delight. That's what weaves our lives into the beautiful tapestry. Weren't you the one who posted something about that, Ditter? You are so much fun.


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    Senior Member akgranny's Avatar
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    '55 .... i was still recovering from polio, but i remember all that chit-chat. and finding out how much had changed when i started going out and about

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    Super Member Leota's Avatar
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    When I went to college in 74, gas prices in SanDiego was .50/gal... I could fill my VW for $5.... now, I can't fill it for less than $30 same car...

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