Skip to comments.Comments made in 1953 That's only 53 years ago!
Posted on 09/21/2010 3:12:48 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
Comments made in 1953 That's only 53 years ago!
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 be long 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.
Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.
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.
Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.
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 it.
1953 Dad Anderson to Mom Anderson: Wanna get frisky.
DManA b. January 1954
School teachers are spending so much time on discipline and so little time on math - one of these days 53+53 will equal 110.
What made it worse...they had induced labor. I should have sued.
That is nine months are little baby Ricky Ricardo was born to Lucy and Ricky.
Check your math...1953 was 57 years ago!
What a delicious dip into Old-fogeyland.
Same year my parents got a little frisky! AlaskaErik born following year.
When I saw the headline, I thought it was something Obama had said. (Sorry)
My son was born in the Labor Room and not the Delivery Room remember them? The doctor told my mother (they didn’t let husbands in then) that the only OB nurse was busy and she’d have to assist and we didn’t have time to get to the delivery room. I asked immediately if that meant that I didn’t have to pay for it. My son cost me $383 for the hospital and $104 for the doctor and that was 1973 and I had the money saved.
My husband made $112 a week and I saved 2 paychecks every month.
Remember when a Three Muskateers bar cost a nickel and it was big enough for two friends and you.
Ice Cream was a nickel a scoop, and they used to make litle loaves of bread that they gave away as samples.
Spinning wheels to no where. No longer a $1 hr wage, but no 12 cent loaf of bread, a $13,000 house or a new car for $1200. So now we make well over $1 an hour, its up to $8?, so what, a loaf of bread is over $1, a house maybe 120K a car closer to 25K. So what really improved? Most of us are no better off today than our parents and grand parents were in 1953. But one thing is different, we sure as hell had one great guy as a President back then. :o)
That was the first thing I noticed, too. :-)
Uhm, ain’t that more like 57 years ago?
Too bad - ‘cos it’s a great read and a poignant reminder how far & fast we’re slip-slidin’ away.
Dadburn new math! ;-)
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