Blurbs from 1955…


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’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
 $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’re 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
 government. 

The fast food restaurant is 
convenient for a quick meal,
 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 haircut, forget it.

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About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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3 Responses to Blurbs from 1955…

  1. now tell me you remember any of this – although I do remember buying a chocolate bar for 5 cents

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  2. This is not original… I took it from an email (author unknown) since it says a lot about life in the 1950’s!

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