Friday, June 11, 2010

Conversations from 1955

In case you haven't seen this email going around I thought it would be fun to share.

It's called 1955 Chevrolet and the Conversations that went with it.

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 29cents 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 kitchenappliances 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
so 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.

And think my friends...1955 was only 55 years ago!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend planned filled with fun, relaxation
and even some creating going on!
It's been an unusully busy week here at the Cottage and the busyness will be extending into next week.
I had an old friend get in touch with me who now lives in Atlanta.  She is a retired antique dealer who is ready to let go of her 30 year collection of goodies. So Mr. Shabby and I are headed south  not only visit with an old friend but to rummage through the goodies.  I'll try to bring back some fun stuff for the store if I can!

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Anonymous said...

I hate to admit this but....
I can remember when propane was .19 a gallon & gas was .35.....I can remember when a brand new car was less than $2,000... & in the early 1980's when autos hit $10,000 you would have thought the world was coming to an end.
I can remember when a house cost $7,000 to build & $2.00 per hour wages made you one of the better paid citizens & why $75.00 for groceries would buy you steak & lobster & 4 people could eat like kings!!
It is all prospective!!
Great Post!!
Have a Great Weekend!!

Lululiz said...

Wouldn't it be great if we could have those prices back for just one day?

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I was alive in 1955 - though only barely LOL.

I can remember when cigarettes were 25¢ a pack - thank heavens I quit long before they became $7 a pack! I don't know how poor people do it - seriously! LOL

Fun, fun post.