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If They Could See Us Now!

A friend of mine emailed the following to me today.  Thought you might get a kick out of it:
 
Comments Made in the Year 1955!If They Could See Us Now!

  • 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 $2,000.00 will only buy a used one.

 

  1. 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 in Texas .

 

  • 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're 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 fast food restaurant is convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.

 

  • There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend.  It costs nearly $2.00 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 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.


Hope you enjoyed these 1955 statements.  What do you remember about the "good ol' days"?

 

Comment balloon 10 commentsPamela Cendejas • September 07 2011 12:09PM

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Thanks a bunch for this post. I really enjoyed my trip in the way back machine to 1955 commentary.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Hi Vickie - Some of the comments hit home.  I remember them all!  Enjoy a great day!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

Hi Pamela! These were great; tried to pick a favorite, but there were too many :)

Posted by Gwen Kelly, Long Beach, CA Real Estate (Broadmoor Realty, Inc) over 7 years ago

Hi Gwen - Kinda fun going down memory lane, huh?  Enjoy a great day!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

I wonder what the median income was, and how many mother had a job outside of the house?

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker over 7 years ago

Well, I was only 5 years old at the time but I know my mother worked at home.  None of the mothers of friends worked outside their homes either.  According to Google, the average income in 1955 was $4137.  The average home cost $22,000.  Fun information!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

Pamela - I really enjoyed your post and am going to reblog.  My favorite - $15 a day for a stay in the hospital.  

Posted by Kari Battaglia, PA, Selling Florida Gulf Coast Lifestyle (Keller Williams Realty Gold) over 7 years ago

Hi, Pamela -- a great trip down memory lane.  I collect old restaurant menu's and you should see what the prices were like in fine restaurants during the depression.  I think I will photograph one of my favorites and turn it into a blog.

have a great day,
Eric ^0-0^

Posted by Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona (DPR Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Hi  Kari - Wouldn't we ALL love the price of a day in the hospital right about now?!  Thanx for the reblog.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

Love that idea, Eric!  Please be sure and let me know when you post your blog.  I'd love to read it. 

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

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