Sunday, January 23, 2011

What they were saying 55 years ago

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. '

Have you seen the new cars

coming out next year? It won't

be long before $1, 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 the garage.'

'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 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.'

'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


'The drive-in restaurant is

convenient in nice weather,

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.'

'No one can afford to be sick

anymore. At $15.00 a day in

the hospital, it's too rich for

my blood.'

'If they think I'll pay 30 cents

for a hair cut, forget it.'

Be sure and show this

to your kids and grandkids, too!

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