Thursday, January 19, 2006

Comments Made in the Year 1955

The following was sent to me via email from my beloved husband.

"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."


Donna said...

Okay, that was a hoot to read. Maybe we should make a similar list and have our kids open it in 50 years!

~Dawn said...

This was great, I had to link to it.

Wenchypoo said...

I remember using eight cent stamps on mail back in the early 60's. I also remember the reason people thought the wife had to work back then--the invention of the credit card. Hubby would drag home something new-fangled and expensive, like a TV, on credit, and wifeypoo would have to work just to make the payments on it. Hence, the floodgates opened to the two-income couple, daycare centers, and reliance on drive-thru eating.

Calla Lilly said...

I believe the TV was the single greatest evil that caused women to feel the need to work in that it brought into their homes a richer "Jones" to keep up with. People from all walks of life were then able to glitz, oppulence, and unreal wealth. No longer did you have to just keep up with the man next door, but the unrealistic man next door on the TV. People saw what they did not have and became discontent.

triticale said...

If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it. I snip the last inch off my ponytail a couple times a year, and trim my beard every couple of weeks. Just think how many 50 centss I'm saving.