Comments made By Grandpa in the year 1955  

lupon_69 44M
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5/5/2005 6:29 pm

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Comments made By Grandpa 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 $20."

"Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2000 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, 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 just 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 a night to stay in a hotel."

"No one can afford to be sick any more; $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood."

"If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it."

And a big thanks to all the old people I know, who always have the most outstanding look on life!!

In loving memory of my grandpa putt putt

rm_socalfunnn 67M
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7/16/2005 9:36 am

One thing is in 1955 that $1 you made could get you a lot more then it does today.
In California in 1955 a person could get a nice house for about $12,000 today that same house will cost over 1/2 millon. In 1955 you would have to make about $300 a month to buy that house today it is over $135,000 a year. mimimum wage was a $1 and hour today it's some thing like $6.50 and hour.
When I was 17 mimimum washe had just changed to $1.65 and Hour, I was ever lucker I made $1.85 running a grave yard shif at a gas station and still going to high school. I had my own place I paide $65 a month for, along with a car. I paid for eveything myself and still had money I could put away in a saying account. You could go out on a date to the show, get popcorn a couple of drinks, Then after the show and get a burger, fries and a drink for 2 people and still have change from a $5 bill. And that was in 1967.
What has happen to the world today?
We have all this high tec junk. But for me I would trade it all for the Days of a Black and white TV. When a man worked and the wife stayed at home and took care of the kids.

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