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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Only 54 Years Ago

Many baby boomers remember the 50s. Many of us wereonly been kids. We probably heard our parents or grandparents make these remarks but these are actual facts in these statements from the year 1955, only 54 years ago. How time does fly!

'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 belong 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.

'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.

'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

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