Thursday, April 23, 2009

Life was different back then....

Comments Made in the Year 1955!
That's only 54 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.'

'Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.'

'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.'

'Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.'

'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.'

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

'There is no sense going 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.'


subrosa said...

Similar things were said over here Baron and yes, I remember. Doesn't time fly?

Voegtli said...

They were true in 1954, in 1964, in 1974, in 1984, in 1994 and in 2004. Just change the amounts a little bit.

bikerted said...

And have we stopped doing any of these?
Off topic I know but with all the additives in food, will we live longer by not eating, especially as our food bill cost a little more than £/$20?

Baron's Life said...

Subrosa,,,when I was in high school, we could buy chocolate milk and a dognought, during recess, for 25 cents... and that was
Peter...we had to change the amount by a whole lot. I bought my first brand new car, off a dealership, in 1977 for $ 2800... today you have to pay how many times that amount.
Bikerted...a little more than 20 pounds...where do you buy your food, give me a hint..I need all the help I can get, mate

Jen Laceda | Milk Guides said...

Where did you get all these? Nice! I wonder what the next generation will say about 2009 from 2059. Wish I have a time machine!

Maria Verivaki said...

you have a great blog too - i havent had so many laughs in one day for a long time!