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Thread: Can You Believe Thread was once 35 Cents?

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    Senior Member 2blackcats's Avatar
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    Can You Believe Thread was once 35 Cents?

    I have been sewing since I was 10 years old (50 years). When my Mom passed away I took all of her sewing supplies. I still have 2 spools of thread with the price still on them, they were 35 cents for 125 yards. They are colors you wouldn't use every day, dark magenta and turquoise. I love thinking of her every time I see them.
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    Ha! I remember when gasoline was 29 cents a gallon!!!

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    I have some thread that belonged to my husband's grandmother. She passed away 28 years ago at age 92. She was a wonderful seamstress and quilter. It makes me smile when I look at them. I wonder what she would think about he way we quilt today.
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    lol, me too. i don't think I knew about thread back then, but I remember the gasoline signs as I reclined in the station wagon ;-)
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    I can top that. I have my grandmother's wooden spools with thread on them and they were 5 cents. They were from the 1930's and I have her Singer sewing machine that she bought for $3.00 per week for 6 months in 1937. I just used it this past week on the quilt I am making and it is still as wonderful for me as it was for her.
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    made me think of my late mil one day a few years ago she handed me a dollar and ask me to do to store and pick up 3 or 4 spools of thread she was suffering with alz. but hadn't lost her sewing skills her items were no longer precise like they once were but she stilled quilted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Ha! I remember when gasoline was 29 cents a gallon!!!
    My goodness! I was going to say that exact thing. I can also remember when bread was the same price, and stamps were a nickel.

    I wish I had some of my mother's old wooden spools, and the buttons. She had a large wooden box filled with buttons. We never seemed to actually use them. We just played with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Ha! I remember when gasoline was 29 cents a gallon!!!
    Me too. We could cruise all night for $1.00.

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    But putting everything into perspective, my husband's first job only paid $65 per week!
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    The dollar sure has lost a lot of value over the years. Seems silly it takes more dollars, could just raise the dollar value. But I know it doesn't work that way but it should.
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