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…
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.
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; 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
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.
At $15.00 a day in the hospital, it’s too
rich for my blood.
for a haircut, forget it.