View Full Version : The good ole days

09-07-2009, 04:37 PM

The following were some comments made in the year 1957:

(1) "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its

going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for $20.00."

(2) "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long when

$5000 will only buy a used one."

(3) "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a

pack is ridiculous."

(4) "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to

mail a letter?"

(5) "If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire

outside help at the store."

(6) "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,"

(7) "Kids today are impossible. Those ducktail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as

long as the girls."

(8) "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."

(9) "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."

(10) "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 that they will be making more than the President."

(11) "I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now."

(12) "It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married

women are having to work to make ends meet."

(13) "It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire

someone to watch their kids so they can both work."

(14) "Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorces at the drop of a hat."

(15) "I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a

whole lot of foreign business."

(16) "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."

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

(18) "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."

(19) "No one can afford to be sick any more, $35.00 a day in the hospital is

too rich for my blood."

09-09-2009, 10:36 AM
I love reading things like this.
Makes me wish I was born in a different time.

09-10-2009, 01:46 PM
That's not funny, it's sad. Brings back memories, old memories.
As a boy my Mom would give me a buck and a half then send me to Smitty's (a corner store). I came home with a dozen eggs, a pound of bacon. AND a quart of milk. Just to really piss you off. I also took home change. I can't remember how much but it was in the bag 'cause I can remember it jingling. Reference the year 1954 or 5.

09-12-2009, 03:59 PM
You sure you didn't keep the change and buy yourself some old fashioned taffy?

09-12-2009, 08:19 PM

Bill Nash
10-01-2009, 06:12 PM
I used to go to the Princess Theatre to the movies. Got on the bus for a nickel, movie cost $0.50, pop and popcorn together was $0.25, bus home was another nickel. Whole day out for $0.85. Sometimes I got a hot-dog for $0.25.

Today, a payphone call is $0.50!

Barry Morris
10-01-2009, 07:39 PM
I love reading things like this.
Makes me wish I was born in a different time.

If you were lucky to be born at all. Or survive childhood.

Some things were better then. Some things are better now.