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I remember when gasoline stations would have gas wars. Gas station on every corner, and it would get down to a dime for awhile. Ice cream cone was a nickel for one dip, malted milk was thirty-four cents, and 1/2 gal of ic cream was $1.00 with tax. I remember going to the store for thread, pattern, and fabric with $5.00, and coming home with change. LOL I must be older than I feel.
Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids
I also remember the 3-cent stamp.
Wish I had kept the old old Sears or Montgomery Ward catalog when a shirt was less than 50 cents. Maybe people really did make only $1.00 a day back then.
If one goes back to percentage of income, maybe some things still cost the same.
If one only had 10 cents, 25 cents was a LOT of money then.
Lots of company on Memory Lane this morning. When I was in college, gas was 23¢ a gallon, cigarettes were 21¢ a pack, and Life Savers were 5¢ a roll. Life was good!
The Earth without art is just "Eh".
I remember when a 3 Musketeers bar was five cents and advertised as big enough to "share with a friend" -- and it was! I used to share with two friends because the bar used to be divided into 3 parts, not 2 as it is now. My father said as a child he was able to buy a bucket of milk (I'm sure it was whole milk!) for a nickel. And I remember when my typewriter keyboard had a cents sign. My current computer keyboard does not have one; I suspect it was replaced by the @ sign!
Oh my gosh! How fun this thread is. Remember evening in paris perfume, Ipanna toothpaste, orange cream push-up ice cream, blackjack gum? How about 45's and skirts with a huge scratchy slip, I forgot the name of, and you wore a scarf on your ponytail. Oh it was a crinoline!
I have a paper pattern box 3/4 full of thread spools. My niece grew up using them to play with. (she is eight in july) I also have many, many older sewing patterns I have collected through the years. The sizing on them was so different than today's.
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"Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
*Oliver Wendell Holms
My daughter needed a cover for her Sunbeam mixer and all the patterns in current books were for Kitchenaids. I found a pattern in my pattern drawer and knew it must have been there for many years.....the price on it was 25 cents!
My father used to tell me about Saturday cinema where you paid 1 penny and watched films plus an orange. He would be 93 now.
My Saturday cinema never interested me but I do remember a man outside giving puppies away.
In the village the milk came in a churn on the back of a cart pulled by a horse and you filled up any container you had.
Finished is better than a UFO
I remember back during WW2, Mom fed 5 of us on $5.00 a week. She allways said "Thank G.. for rationing stamps."
I must be really old. I remember everything on this topic. LOL