In 1955


Welcome to this ’50s version of Memory Lane.  I am sure you guys have seen this email, right?  I received it from my Father, who just happened to be born that year.  We have enjoyed talking about the differences between our childhood years… okay, not always enjoyable.  Especially during those lectures when I may have been whining about something…

Feel free to giggle a bit, comment on the changes, or link up with your own memory.  Thank you for stopping by!!

Comments made in the year 1955!

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
  only buy a used one.

 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
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
   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

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.


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