Thought you might like to see these!!! Comments made in the year 1957:
”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 $5000 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 ducktail haircuts 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 [censored] 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 [censored] 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.”
[ July 31, 2001: Message edited by: JJ ]
When no one thought coke would be called classic coke and some weird hybrid would be called new coke.
Rubik's cubes, hula hoops and star wars figures were entertaining in the good ol' days instead of the pokeman and magic the gathering crap.
Using clearly understandable slang like "cool" instead of this confusing slang like "cutty". What is this "cutty" crap anyway?
In the good ol' days parents actually acted like parents instead of irresponsible children.
Back when i was young you'd never would have seen a 13 year old mother/father because they would actually be behaving like children rather than try to be adults prematurely.
Good ol' times were when you could get into a movie with a drink and snacks for under $10.
Good ol' times were when you could leave your house and not worry about locking your doors.
The blurb about it says it was "syndicated" in 1985. It was on before then, around '82. I'm dead sure of it. It definitely came before Transformers in my chronology of toys-I-had-to-have. Maybe the show had to be on for a long time before syndication because it was an import (a RACY import at that, according to the description).
Thanks for all the help. That's one less thing in my head. That's the trouble with being a lazy writer. The mind never stops coming up with great stories and--if they're never written--they build up over time... and novels take up a LOT of memory.
I know I skipped more than a few skinned knees in this, but...
We tried so hard to make things better for our [censored] that we made them worse.
For my grandchildren, I'd like better.
I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches, I really would.
I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated.
I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car. And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to **82**.
I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in, I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him.
When you want to see a movie and your little brother wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him.
I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely. On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.
If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one.
I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.
When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.
I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.
I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.
May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.
I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.
Written with a pen. Sealed with a kiss. I'm here for you