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REMEMBER WHEN...? (REVISITED)
Vanity | April 19, 2004 | Self

Posted on 04/19/2004 5:24:29 PM PDT by redhead

Remember when…

…milk cost 25 cents a quart, hamburger was 25 cents a pound, and a loaf of bread was 25 cents?

A kid could go to the store with a dollar and buy everything his mom told him, and still have change.

…the neighbors all knew whose kid you were, and they watched you as if you were their own while you all played outside at dusk?

…a dollar's worth of gasoline would take you a hundred miles?

…mothers wore aprons in the kitchen?

…dads worked at jobs that required ties and belts and "dress-down Fridays were unheard of?

…you could get into the Saturday matinee for 14 cents and still have 11 cents left from your quarter to buy a good-sized pile of candy for the movie?

…you used to sit in your theater seat and wonder why they went to such lengths to decorate the theater with all those cherubs and curlicues and soft lights when nobody could see them in the dark?

…outside sleepovers? We called it "sleeping out." We would all get together, roll out our bedding or sleeping bags on the lawn, and sleep outdoors.

…you could buy a 4-bedroom house on an acre of ground for $5,000?

…the library enforced the "Shhhhh!" rule?

…the only things in the library were books and they actually had a limit on how many you could check out at a time--like 12?

…you and your friends would walk 5 miles to swim, swim for 4 hours, then hike the 5 miles back home?

…toys weren't the only thing in the Sears Christmas Catalog?

…your mom could put together a pretty good Christmas for under a hundred dollars?

…you knew where all the present hiding places were, but never did much more than just "locate" them?

…Valentine's Day meant you went around to your friends' houses and left valentines on their doorsteps?

…nobody worked on Sunday but mom?

…pot roast for Sunday dinner every other week (chicken and dumplings on alternate Sundays) always smelled and tasted so good when you got home from church?

…you had chores to do before you could go play anywhere on Saturday…chores like washing dishes, making beds, doing laundry, sweeping and mopping the floors, etc…?

…your boyfriends all called your mother "Ma'am" and your dad "Sir," and actually had you home before midnight?


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Just a few memories from a very happy childhood. Care to add your own?
1 posted on 04/19/2004 5:24:30 PM PDT by redhead
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To: redhead
…milk cost 25 cents a quart, hamburger was 25 cents a pound, and a loaf of bread was 25 cents?

Can't say I remember that. Had to be before I was old enough to know.


A.K.A. Sleepy Brown

2 posted on 04/19/2004 5:28:59 PM PDT by rdb3 (Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.)
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To: redhead
Other than the ones I have already put on the very long thread below, I'd say homemade ice cream. The kind where you had to hand churn it.


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3 posted on 04/19/2004 5:31:23 PM PDT by Maria S ("I'll rule this country by executive order if Congress won't adopt my agenda.'' Bill Clinton, 7/4/98)
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To: redhead
I remember when being a Democrat meant that you were not necessarily an enemy of the United States.
4 posted on 04/19/2004 5:31:29 PM PDT by Radix (Would you like to race this Tag Line to the end of this thread?)
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To: redhead
1. Nobody questioned the "Pledge of Allegiance"

2. Nobody murdered unborn children

3. Marriage was a solemn vow between a man and woman until parted by death.

5 posted on 04/19/2004 5:33:28 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: redhead; Archie Bunker on steroids
Boy the way Glen Miller played
songs that made the hit parade
guys like us we had it made
those were the days

and you knew who you were then
girls were girls and men were men
mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again
didn't need no welfare state
everybody pulled his weight
gee our old Lasalle ran great
those were the days!

6 posted on 04/19/2004 5:34:31 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: redhead
Baseball cards were .01 each and each came with a piece of gum that was rarely eaten. The bargain was the " nickel packs" which had 7? cards
7 posted on 04/19/2004 5:35:09 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Maria S
Other than the ones I have already put on the very long thread below, I'd say homemade ice cream. The kind where you had to hand churn it.

Yeah, Grandma Maude made that in Arkansas and I had to turn the crank. Rock salt. Milnot milk. And I still preferred Yarnell's. What can I say?


A.K.A. Sleepy Brown

8 posted on 04/19/2004 5:35:16 PM PDT by rdb3 (Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.)
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To: redhead
Bread was a dime at the day-old store

8 KIDS ... 6 BOYS, 2 GIRLS ... I'm #4BOY.

Swordfish on Friday ... good Catholics, ma an' dad.
Roast beef EVERY Sunday, and almost always some married family over for Sunday supper.
Monopoly and Scrabble after the dishes were cleared away.

9 posted on 04/19/2004 5:35:39 PM PDT by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: rdb3
The salt was added to make it colder and it made the worms come out of the ground . Your finger got frozen keeping the water drain hole open from clogged ice.
10 posted on 04/19/2004 5:36:56 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: redhead
Mom made angel food cake and blondies and brownies from scratch; there was no such thing as cake or brownie mix.
11 posted on 04/19/2004 5:41:49 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: redhead
Remember when…
…milk cost 25 cents a quart, hamburger was 25 cents a pound, and a loaf of bread was 25 cents?

The Inflation Calculator will show you an item costing 25 cents in 1960 would cost $1.48 in 2002.

12 posted on 04/19/2004 5:42:50 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Renegade
AND NOW YOU CAN NOT SELL BASEBALL CARDS 10 FOR A PENNY.
13 posted on 04/19/2004 5:46:19 PM PDT by Lokibob (All typos and spelling errors are mine and copyrighted!!!!)
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To: Renegade
If anyone had said in the newspaper that poor people could get a free turkey for Thanksgiving Day, no one would have showed up.
14 posted on 04/19/2004 5:47:43 PM PDT by oldtimer2 (born 1938)
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To: Renegade
I remember (in the 50's) in Kansas, being able to take my gun to school so I could hunt after school. I remember taking fox and coyote ears to the County Courthouse to collect the bounty. I remember a farmer who did have a sleigh that he provided to take some kids to school. Only blizzards or tornados were valid excuses to ditch school. We lived in an expensive two story brick house that cost my dad $60 per month.
15 posted on 04/19/2004 5:48:24 PM PDT by umgud (speaking strictly as an infidel,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)
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To: Leroy S. Mort
That is THE coolest website I've seen in awhile!! Thank you!!

I plugged in 35 cents for gas in 1965 (I couldn't remember exactly how much it actually was); came up with "What cost $ .35 in 1965 would cost $1.95 in 2002."

Maybe gas prices aren't that bad after all!

Thanks again!!
16 posted on 04/19/2004 5:50:23 PM PDT by Maria S ("I'll rule this country by executive order if Congress won't adopt my agenda.'' Bill Clinton, 7/4/98)
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To: umgud
When I was 10 years old we used to look for soda bottles . 2 cents for the little ones and 5 cents for the quarts. Then we would go to the corner store and buy boxes of .22 shorts. Used to plink cans and hit cattails at about 20 yards.( not to mention rats in the dump)
I still have the weapon, a 1908 Winchester pump. The bore is worn smooth from al the rounds fired from it .
17 posted on 04/19/2004 6:10:43 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: oldtimer2
People went on "relief" not welfare .
18 posted on 04/19/2004 6:12:22 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Renegade
I remember gasoline at 25 cents per gallon as late as the 1960's. Parley
19 posted on 04/19/2004 6:15:19 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: redhead
The minimum wage was $1.00 per hour.
20 posted on 04/19/2004 6:17:41 PM PDT by csmusaret
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