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Oct 11, 2021 18:49:37   #
badbobby Loc: Humble Texas
 
If you are as old as I am, you either remember these comments from 1955-ish, or just forgot:

"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 will only buy a used one."

"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. Twenty five cents a pack is ridiculous."

"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging ten cents just to mail a letter?"

"If they raise the minimum wage to $1 an hour, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would some day cost 29 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."

"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."

"I'm afraid the Volkswagon car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

"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 $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 will pay 50 cents for a haircut...forget it!"

Ring any bells?
BTW
I remember gas 10cents agallon
and three cent stamps and penny post cards

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Oct 11, 2021 19:11:39   #
flyguy Loc: So. Padre Island, TX. 1 & 2, & S.E. MN. 3-12
 
badbobby wrote:
If you are as old as I am, you either remember these comments from 1955-ish, or just forgot:

"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 will only buy a used one."

"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. Twenty five cents a pack is ridiculous."

"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging ten cents just to mail a letter?"

"If they raise the minimum wage to $1 an hour, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would some day cost 29 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."

"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."

"I'm afraid the Volkswagon car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

"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 $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 will pay 50 cents for a haircut...forget it!"

Ring any bells?
BTW
I remember gas 10cents agallon
and three cent stamps and penny post cards
If you are as old as I am, you either remember the... (show quote)


I'm sorry to say that, I remember all of those quotes. The cheapest gas that I can remember buying was $.24/gal.
I do remember going to Mc D's and ordering a hamburger, fries, and a malt and then getting change back from a $1.00.

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Oct 11, 2021 19:13:51   #
Andy cacciatori Loc: Modesto cal.
 
badbobby wrote:
If you are as old as I am, you either remember these comments from 1955-ish, or just forgot:

"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 will only buy a used one."

"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. Twenty five cents a pack is ridiculous."

"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging ten cents just to mail a letter?"

"If they raise the minimum wage to $1 an hour, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would some day cost 29 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."

"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."

"I'm afraid the Volkswagon car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

"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 $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 will pay 50 cents for a haircut...forget it!"

Ring any bells?
BTW
I remember gas 10cents agallon
and three cent stamps and penny post cards
If you are as old as I am, you either remember the... (show quote)


Well I remember gas at
.29cents when I started driving and 100 obtain was .45 cent.!!
Bought cigarettes when I was in the service for 25cent a pack!!
I'm 69yrs old be 70 in April
We bought our 1st house my wife and I when I got out of the army and we paid 34, ooo dollars. I had a good paying job making $250.00 a week plus over time (it was a union job driving a truck) house payment 's 🙃 of $320.00 a month and a $110.00 a month truck payment.
And wounder how I was going to do it ? !! And that was in California !!
Times have changed!!
Wish I had those same payments now!!
Have a great week
Andy

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Oct 11, 2021 19:17:42   #
Andy cacciatori Loc: Modesto cal.
 
flyguy wrote:
I'm sorry to say that, I remember all of those quotes. The cheapest gas that I can remember buying was $.24/gal.
I do remember going to Mc D's and ordering a hamburger, fries, and a malt and then getting change back from a $1.00.


I do also!!
My kids and grandkids when I tell them that the shake their heads and think I'm 🤔 crazy 🤪
Have a great week
Andy

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Oct 11, 2021 21:56:22   #
dbed Loc: Brock, Nebraska southeast Ne.
 
I remember gas for 11.9 diesel fuel delivered to the farm for 11 cents quit smoking when cigarettes hit 35 cents a pack carton was 3 dollars penny candy nickel candy bars 7 cents for a bottle of pop movies 25 cents hamburger 19 cents lb

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Oct 11, 2021 22:02:37   #
Mr.Wood-E Loc: Franklin, LA
 
Ugh, I don't remember any of that.

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Oct 11, 2021 22:07:03   #
Andy cacciatori Loc: Modesto cal.
 
dbed wrote:
I remember gas for 11.9 diesel fuel delivered to the farm for 11 cents quit smoking when cigarettes hit 35 cents a pack carton was 3 dollars penny candy nickel candy bars 7 cents for a bottle of pop movies 25 cents hamburger 19 cents lb


I do remember the 5 cent candy bar and 10cents coke.!!
Andy

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Oct 12, 2021 07:49:32   #
Jer Loc: N. Illinois
 
badbobby wrote:
If you are as old as I am, you either remember these comments from 1955-ish, or just forgot:

"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 will only buy a used one."

"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. Twenty five cents a pack is ridiculous."

"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging ten cents just to mail a letter?"

"If they raise the minimum wage to $1 an hour, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would some day cost 29 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."

"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."

"I'm afraid the Volkswagon car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

"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 $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 will pay 50 cents for a haircut...forget it!"

Ring any bells?
BTW
I remember gas 10cents agallon
and three cent stamps and penny post cards
If you are as old as I am, you either remember the... (show quote)


Yes sir, I remember them. But not 3 cent stamps. I remember them being 4 cents.

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Oct 12, 2021 09:02:24   #
Slimshady Loc: Central Pennsylvania
 
I remember lots of them. Kerosene was 11 cents a gallon,gas was 29,I remember my dad saying that when cigarettes went to 35 cents,he was quitting. He never did. Minimum wage was 60 cents an hour. Would load hay bales all day for 2 bucks

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Oct 12, 2021 10:28:11   #
smitty Loc: maine
 
motel 6 was actually 6 bucks
that was early 70s in albuquerque, nm where they started out

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Oct 12, 2021 11:14:16   #
badbobby Loc: Humble Texas
 
Mr.Wood-E wrote:
Ugh, I don't remember any of that.


Mr.Wood
are you too old to remember any of it
or too young to have experienced it???

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Oct 12, 2021 13:18:34   #
Americanman28
 
Cheapest gas I remember buying was $.26 per gallon - this was at the Olympic Station on 19th Avenue in SF, CA.

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Oct 12, 2021 14:00:04   #
Justoldjim Loc: JUNCTION CITY, OR.
 
badbobby wrote:
If you are as old as I am, you either remember these comments from 1955-ish, or just forgot:

"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 will only buy a used one."

"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. Twenty five cents a pack is ridiculous."

"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging ten cents just to mail a letter?"

"If they raise the minimum wage to $1 an hour, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would some day cost 29 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."

"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."

"I'm afraid the Volkswagon car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

"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 $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 will pay 50 cents for a haircut...forget it!"

Ring any bells?
BTW
I remember gas 10cents agallon
and three cent stamps and penny post cards
If you are as old as I am, you either remember the... (show quote)


And getting green stamps when you bought stuff that could be traded in for more stuff

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Oct 12, 2021 14:01:07   #
DC Loc: Washington state
 
flyguy wrote:
I'm sorry to say that, I remember all of those quotes. The cheapest gas that I can remember buying was $.24/gal.
I do remember going to Mc D's and ordering a hamburger, fries, and a malt and then getting change back from a $1.00.


I remember going to McD's and getting hamburger, fries and shake for $.50 that was before their big deal about selling 1 million hamburgers. I also remember when Willie Mays signed a contract for $100,000 a year and as stated everyone talking about how ridiculous it was that he was making more than the president. Oh yes the walk down memory lane in 10 years no one will believe gas was only $4.00 a gal, and hamburgers only $8 not to mention that the national debt was only 18 trillion which will seem small compared to a Septillion national debt. Guess we should just enjoy living in these good old days of tomorrow.

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Oct 12, 2021 14:12:47   #
OldBassGuy Loc: Temecula, CA
 
badbobby wrote:
If you are as old as I am, you either remember these comments from 1955-ish, or just forgot:

"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 will only buy a used one."

"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. Twenty five cents a pack is ridiculous."

"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging ten cents just to mail a letter?"

"If they raise the minimum wage to $1 an hour, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would some day cost 29 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."

"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."

"I'm afraid the Volkswagon car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

"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 $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 will pay 50 cents for a haircut...forget it!"

Ring any bells?
BTW
I remember gas 10cents agallon
and three cent stamps and penny post cards
If you are as old as I am, you either remember the... (show quote)


Yep, remember them all. Actually aboard ship in the Navy, cigarettes were a $1 a carton.

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