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1957...also remember

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The average wage was $50 a week!

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BAMAJAM 11/15/2012 10:45AM

  Also, I remember babysitting fee was 50c per hour.

Cokes for a nickel--- Ice cream cones for a nickel

But I didn't take money at all for babysitting. We did "favors" for neighbors.
--- And we were poor kids----never had a nickel for treats---
Dad bought the largest box of corn flakes for 24c-------

It is fun to look back on those days. . . Thanks, Sunshine!

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DALID414 11/13/2012 10:02PM


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ALICERIEGER 11/13/2012 2:13PM

    Everything else was cheaper too.

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123ELAINE456 11/13/2012 7:18AM

  Wish those Days was here again. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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GARDENCHRIS 11/13/2012 7:12AM

    oh wow! now I spend that much on one trip to the grocery store!

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1957...the year I graduated from high school!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012


The following were some comments made in the year 1957:

(1) "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for $20.00."

(2) "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long when $5,000 will only buy a used one."

(3) "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous."

(4) "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"

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

(6) "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."

(7) "Kids today are impossible. Those ducktail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls."

(8) "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."

(9) "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."

(10) "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 that they will be making more than the President."

(11) "I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now."

(12) "It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet."

(13) "It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work."

(14) "No one can afford to be sick any more, $35.00 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood."

(15) "I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

(16) "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."

(17) "The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on."

(18) "I guess taking a vacation is out of the question now days. It costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel."

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ALICERIEGER 11/13/2012 2:17PM

    And people thought we couldn't foresee the future.

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MISSDAISY23 11/13/2012 1:53PM

    Those were the days!

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NAYPOOIE 11/13/2012 11:37AM

    Could be my memory is flaky (likely even), but I seem to remember a fuss when they raised the rate for a letter to eight cents. Since I was born in 1956, it would have had to be some years after that when it happened (assuming I'm not hallucinating).

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COCK-ROBIN 11/13/2012 9:14AM

    Oh, I wish we had complaints like that now!

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123ELAINE456 11/13/2012 1:30AM

  And look at the Prices for things now!!! Big Big Difference. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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DALID414 11/13/2012 12:36AM

    emoticon WOW!!!

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WILSON425 11/13/2012 12:26AM


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Cat Lovers

Monday, November 12, 2012

You Know You're A Cat Person When... refer to going to the bathroom as "using the litterbox." do not consider an outfit complete without some cat hair. consider cat hair in your food as extra fiber. apologize when you step on a fuzzy cat toy in the dark. snap your fingers and pat the sofa beside you to invite your guests to sit down. sleep on one edge of the bed because the cat is sleeping in the middle looking soooo cute! accidentally put your child's dinner plate on the floor. spend more money on toys for your cats than on the kids or grandkids. decorate your Christmas tree with dangling cat toys.

...your neighbors refer to you as "the crazy one with all the cats." have more pictures of your cats than your kids in your wallet. refer to your cat as your furry child.

...your parents wind up with a four-footed, furry "grandchild." plan your vacation around the cat show schedule. accidentally call your spouse by your cat's name!

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FILARECKI1 11/13/2012 11:22AM

    Even though the cat sleeps in the middle of the bed, he makes a great back warmer on those cooler nights. emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 11/13/2012 7:13AM

    i just defurred my bedroom!

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DALID414 11/13/2012 12:32AM


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JBINAUSTIN 11/13/2012 12:14AM

    Three furry grandkitties are all my dad is getting. At least he likes cats.

You know you are a cat person when you wonder what productive use you can make of all tha shed cat hair. Felt, anyone?

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Do you enjoy puzzles? Here's an online jigsaw puzzle!

Monday, November 12, 2012

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MYREALANA 11/14/2012 10:35AM


Do you know how much potentially productive time I lost to this site yesterday?

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MERRY_XMAS 11/14/2012 5:17AM

    Nice! Thank you for sharing!

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AMALIA8 11/13/2012 10:18AM

    That was fun! Thanks for sharing! I definitely wasn't as good as the fastest time thought LOL. I was still better than average though. By about 10 seconds. LOL.

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JET150 11/13/2012 8:58AM

    I love that website!

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NAYPOOIE 11/12/2012 11:19PM

    That took me forever! I think I'll stick to sudoku.

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DALID414 11/12/2012 11:09PM

    Great! Now I'm hooked!!

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JUDYAMK 11/12/2012 10:34PM



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WOUBBIE 11/12/2012 9:51PM

    Thanks! I needed a little escape!

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LASKIE2 11/12/2012 9:41PM

    Wow, this is emoticon thanks for sharing!

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Why dogs bark

Monday, November 12, 2012

I just researched why dogs bark and the two main reason are BOREDOM and FEAR. There's are ways of dealing with both of them, and people whose dogs bark need to learn these. I've never had a dog so I did not know this. But I do enjoy that English woman who teaches people how to train their dogs to refrain Érom bad behavior on Animal Planet.

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MISSDAISY23 11/13/2012 1:56PM

    emoticon for sharing!

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AMALIA8 11/13/2012 10:08AM

    Very interesting. I think they also bark when they're excited (such as when someone comes home after being away for awhile) but they do a lot more tail wagging than barking on those occasions. LOL.

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NEWKATHYNOW 11/12/2012 11:30PM

    Always something to learn! I like her show as well. emoticon

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DALID414 11/12/2012 11:11PM

    Boredom huh? I guess if they had thumbs... emoticon

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BALLOUZOO 11/12/2012 10:33PM

    My last dog just hated racoons~hardly ever barked at anything else.

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RONNIEHUEY 11/12/2012 8:56PM

    They also bark the"danger bark"

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BLUENOSE63 11/12/2012 8:54PM

  Thanks for the tip!

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