Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My, how times have changed...

Comments made in the year 1955!

(That's only 53 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 $20.00.

'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2,000.00 will only buy a used one.

'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 at the store.'

'When I first started driving,
who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 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 $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'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 congress.

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

'There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend,
it costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel.

'No one can afford to be sick anymore,
at $35.00 a day in the hospital it's too rich for my blood.'

'If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.'

This was another of those forwarded emails from friends and family that I thought was too good not to share. It was just a wee bit before my time, but still amazing to see the differences between then and now.


HermitJim said...

Hey Cat...the scariest part of this post is that I can almost remember some of these prices! Times have indeed changed , my friend!

I can still remember paying a nickle in the coke machine, .35 cents at the movies, and seeing a dollar's worth of gas actually move the needle on my guage!

Lord...am I old or what? LOL!!

meltcat said...

No, remember, you are only as old as you think...lol!

I can remember some of these kinds of comments being made when I was growing up, too.

Thank you for always stopping in for a comment, my friend!


blondie said...

Hey Cat,

Yes I recall hearing a lot of those comments from my parents also.

Although there was a 'gas war' when I first started driving and I could fill the tank in my '65 Mustang for dirt cheap. And in the early 70's it only cost $2.50 to fill the tank in my MG-Midget. Can you believe it?

Yes, I miss those days AND those prices. Who'd a thunk it eh?

Thanks Girlfriend,
That was a fun read!

meltcat said...

Yea, blondie,
"Those were the days", huh? But, ya know there's a reason we are livin' in this time, too. We'll make it thru, no matter what, I am sure.

Thank you for dropping in, it's always good to see you, girlfriend!


MI - (Mission Impossible) said...

Hi Cat those prices are sure way out of my time but I do enjoy reading items like this. I often imagine what it would have been like. It is really interesting ... a bit like Jim said in his post today ... just goes to show the more things change the more they are the same ... now a litre of milk is dearer than a litre of petrol here most days and other prices may be much higher but many of us still draw the same comments in those situations.

Have an awesome day.