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    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 inTexas .


    �'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 $5.00 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 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.'

    #2
    too young to have heard any of those. when i joined the work force minimum wage was at $4.25 hr.
    save your brass, i'll take it!!

    brass and ammo donations accepted.

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      #3
      Never heard any myself except when my great-grandparents started sounding off.

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        #4
        Thats the year I was born, so I guess "It's a boy" was heard too.

        Dave
        Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

        Si vis pacem, para bellum

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          #5
          I remember getting paid every two weeks. On the payday that we needed things like flour, sugar, dish & clothes washing soap, things of that nature, our grocery bill was $30 - $35. Other paydays, only about $20. Now it dang near costs that much to get to the grocery store & back!:(:(
          Think Green.......Recycle Congress

          Certified Armed Infidel

          Right Wing Extremist

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            #6
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            Have gun, will travel read the card of a man...
            55years ago, a man was a man.
            (\__/)
            (='.'=)
            (")_(")

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              #7
              I was seven years old then, so I probably heard a few of those...
              Murphy was an optimist...

              Browning Micro Buck Mark
              Bersa Thunder .380

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                #8
                When I got my first job I was making $5000 per year and remember thinking If I could make $15000 things would be great, well when I finally made 15K it wasn't much different than the 5K I was earning. So then I thought if I could make 30K things would be great, but it didn't really make a difference.... etc, etc, etc. Since none of the increases in earnings made any real difference to purchasing power so I just retired....
                Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to
                make them all yourself. -- Alfred Sheinwold..

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                  #9
                  WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE TO PAY $5.00 A WEEK IN CHILD SUPPORT?

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