Thursday, February 21, 2008

Aw the Good Ole Days!


Got this in an email from my sister in law, Teresa, so don't know who to give credit to. The more I think about it, the more incredible it seems. Some of you may remember hearing or feeling these scenarios.

MEMORIES OF THE TIMES WHEN $40 PER WEEK WAS Big Bucks!!
Comments made in the year 1955!
That's only 52 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 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 any more 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."

and I gripe about a little tiny tube of watercolor costing $12.60!!! Geesh!
One must sit, for a minute, and ponder the speed at which our technological advances move us. Last night I spent an hour + trying to figure out why my wireless high speed internet connection wasn't working. Finally got it reconnected without calling the help desk, and most often, I couldn't tell you how it happened. I am a hack, at best.
Tried to see the lunar eclipse (thanks for calling to remind me, mom, I would have forgot completely), and the clouds pretty much covered it up. Saw it for a little bit, before the complete cover of it, then it was gone. Too cold out anyway. Brrrr. I guess those are the events in life I appreciate the most. "Eclipses" - they are always predictable. One views the same thing today as one did in ancient times.
As I prepare for guests tonight, I will go through my day, trying to think of other things that are constant and predictable in this world today. Somedays it's the only way to stay "grounded".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We saw the eclipse until it was fully covered before the clouds came in. Attempted to get some shots as it went through it's phase from full to covered. Will share them with you if we got some good ones. Yes - used the good 'ol 35 mm camera out the bedroom window! Talked about calling you - figured you were on top of it with camera in hand, but called the big Kemmies and told them to go look out their front window - it was beautiful and they have a superior view! Glad you were able to see part of it!
Teresa