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Old 10-12-2008, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Default For you 'Oldtimers, remember 1955'

Comments made in the year 1955!
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.
< br> '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 19 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.'

Know any friends who would get a kick out of these, pass this on! Be sure and send it to your kids and grandkids too!
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I resent the "oldtimers" part! I was born in 55!!!! I'm not old, yet!
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Born in 56 and remember hearing like statements between my grand parents and parents.
Thanks Nitram, I'm chuckleing now. Wonder how it'll be when my children and grandchildren reflect back???
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Thanks!
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: conover nc
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Born in 52 and I remember parents and grand parents saying some of this.
I said the same thing about cigs. going to a dollar.
Looks like a lot of it came true.
Thanks a good one!
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Woods of Missouri with many Critters
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Hate to admit it...in a way...but I remember the '50's Oh, and here is a fascinating link to go with this thread......Pop History of the Fifties - 1955.......
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: I love the Ozarks
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Born in 52 and I remember parents and grand parents saying some of this.
I said the same thing about cigs. going to a dollar.
Looks like a lot of it came true.
Thanks a good one!
thefer,
1952... Was a very good year!
That is all I got to say!

Okie
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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Of course I remember 1955...I was 14 years old Thanks for jotting my memory Nitram, I also remember these..

The First McDonalds opened in Illinois and that days earnongs from the 15 cent burger was $366.00
RCA offered Elvis a contract for $35,ooo
I was dancing to Bill Haley and the Comets, Chuck berry and the Platters
TVDinners for the first time...eeewww
Oh, how I loved the boys with their black pants with the pink stripe up the outside seams and the buckle in the back..We all wore our collars turned up (hmm still do but now it is to hide my neck)

Average Cost of new house $10.950.00
Average Monthly Rent $87.00
Average Yearly Wages $4.130.00
Minimum Hourly Rate $1.00
Average Cost of a new car $1,900.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 23 cents
Ladies Swim Suits $12.95
Black and White TV $99.9

Einstein died that year and Winston Churchill resigned as Englands PM..
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Originally Posted by blue62 View Post
Of course I remember 1955...I was 14 years old Thanks for jotting my memory Nitram, I also remember these..

The First McDonalds opened in Illinois and that days earnongs from the 15 cent burger was $366.00
RCA offered Elvis a contract for $35,ooo
I was dancing to Bill Haley and the Comets, Chuck berry and the Platters
TVDinners for the first time...eeewww
Oh, how I loved the boys with their black pants with the pink stripe up the outside seams and the buckle in the back..We all wore our collars turned up (hmm still do but now it is to hide my neck)

Average Cost of new house $10.950.00
Average Monthly Rent $87.00
Average Yearly Wages $4.130.00
Minimum Hourly Rate $1.00
Average Cost of a new car $1,900.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 23 cents
Ladies Swim Suits $12.95
Black and White TV $99.9

Einstein died that year and Winston Churchill resigned as Englands PM..
AAhhhh the good ol days...thanks for more memories... Loved Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and Comets, Platters, Coaster and numerous others at all the sock hops. Remember the drive in's with the cool cars on Fri-Sat nights
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Iíll go back to the 50ís and enjoy life again. Now I know why people refer to them as the "good old days", We sure have changed things,,,,
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