The Year 1955

Comments made in the year 1955!

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 $10.00.

Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long before $1,000.00 will only buy a used one.

If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m going to quit; 20 cents a pack is ridiculous.

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 more than 20 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 motel.

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.

Hat tip: Jerry T.

Image Credit: Inside the Gate

  59 comments for “The Year 1955

  1. May 24, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Its 2016 now and prices are going sky high. Over here, it is almost impossible for an average income person to buy a house.

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      That's beginning to happen here too. It's very sad. 🙂

  2. May 24, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Oh I remember those days. I remember paying a dime to go to the movies. It is just amazing how much things change. Loved reading this.Sandee, you and Zane have a fantastic day. :d

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      It's probably not changed as much as we think. Our pay is way higher so the cost of things are higher. Supply and demand. 🙂

  3. May 24, 2016 at 4:21 am

    Heeheehee! Yep, the prices are still scandalous!

  4. May 24, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Amazing how times change isn't it, I was born in 1955 :-#

    Have a expensivetastic day (h)

  5. May 24, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Unbelievable but true. Today we live in an crazy, expensive world but I'm afraid the cost will only go up.
    Example : Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? Today there are two baseball pitchers that are paid over $200 million. Isn't it crazy?

    Have a warmer Tuesday Sandee & Zane. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Yep, it's crazy and then some. 🙂

  6. May 24, 2016 at 5:56 am

    I wish I lived in 1955 sometimes. I know every era has it's own particular difficulties, but raising a family right now seems harder than ever! I wish my groceries cost $10.00 a week!

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      It was a simpler time. It was a very different time too. Some good and some not so good. 🙂

  7. May 24, 2016 at 6:36 am

    That was a simpler time which would be nice, but then we wouldn't all be in touch without computers.

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      You're right not a one of us would probably know each other. 🙂

  8. May 24, 2016 at 7:10 am

    If only hell and damn were the worst things said in the movies, not to mention what is shown. Just sayin'.

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Yep, we dumped television again. Just a waste of money. 🙂

  9. May 24, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Haha, very eye opening!

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Very eye opening indeed. 🙂

  10. May 24, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Hehehe!!! I was born in 1955…………..hoping you have a magnificent day!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      I am having a magnificent day. We're back home and resting. It's most wonderful. 🙂

  11. May 24, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Lots true, except after he writes a book and makes a few speeches, the President still makes more than any ballplayer.

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Politicians shouldn't be paid very much either. Just saying. 🙂

  12. May 24, 2016 at 8:13 am

    I recall those days. The first year I taught school, my annual pay was $3,600 and that was in 1966. In other words $300 per month. However you could by a small new car for $2,000 and a gallon of gasoline for under $.30 cents!

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      It was all relative wasn't it. Yes it was. 🙂

  13. May 24, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Things sure have changed (m)

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      They sure have. Some for the better and a lot not so much. 🙂

  14. May 24, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Try to imagine people in 2076 laughing at what we now think outrageous.

    When we gripe about $7.00 for a pack of cigarettes, I would wager that possession of a single cigarette in 2076 will get you the death penalty.

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      You're probably right Fredd. I'm glad I don't smoke. I'll surely not be here in 2076. 🙂

  15. May 24, 2016 at 8:59 am

    whewweeeee the hospital one got me. Times they area changing! My hysterectomy was $12,000!

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Yep, medical care is through the roof. 🙂

  16. May 24, 2016 at 9:16 am

    those were the days my friend! But then as a teenager I was making .50 cents an hour to baby sit! Or .75 cents to work at the local drugstore!

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      I so remember not making very much babysitting. I did a lot of babysitting though. 🙂

  17. Jan
    May 24, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Those seemed to touch all the bases. I remember triple features for 13 cents and popcorn for a nickel, but I have no idea what my dad's salary was

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      I know my father wasn't happy about what things cost back then. 🙂

  18. May 24, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Those were the days…! I wish we got those days back again.
    Have a great day!

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Get those days back until until you had a new car, the fridge and freezer were full and the pantry too. 🙂

  19. May 24, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Times are better. Now we KNOW we aren't electing the best.

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Yes and we've known for a very long time. 🙂

  20. May 24, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I love these sorts of posts! It's fascinating how things were back then and how different and outrageously expensive things are now! I actually remember when gas was under $1 and my parents were mad about how expensive it was… LOL

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      I can remember when gas was 19¢ a gallon. I was just a kid but I remember. 🙂

  21. May 24, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Change the amount and so many of these are still relevant in 2016. Ouch!

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      I know, it a huge ouch. 🙂

  22. Ann
    May 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    oh my, $15 a day for a hospital stay. My daughter just got a bill for an emergency room visit and it was over $1500

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      I can remember my parents working the fields for not much per day. They would have had to work days to pay for just one day. 🙂

  23. May 24, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    WOW… that is CRAZY!!!! It really makes you think!!!!!! I remember going to the local store and hitting up the penny candy counter. And we got GOOD candy!

    • May 25, 2016 at 7:27 am

      Yes, it was amazing what you could by for very little. Our parents still complained about the prices though. 🙂

  24. May 25, 2016 at 5:44 am

    This is was a fun read. Great job! (h)

    "Big hugs"

    • May 25, 2016 at 7:28 am

      It's a blast from the past for sure. Hugs back. 🙂

  25. May 25, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I wasn't born then, but I've seen many changes in my own life that mirror these statements. What we pay for our cell phones is akin to highway robbery considering it's something we got along without for so long, but now can't do without.

    • May 25, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      I don't have a cell phone and I sure don't miss having one either. 🙂

    • May 25, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      I'm too used to mine now to give it up. It's like having a computer in my hands. Barring an attack on the electrical grid, I'm one with Penelope Jr.

    • May 26, 2016 at 6:52 am

      I get that. Had a friend that held out for years not having a cell phone and now she has one and is hooked. 🙂

  26. May 26, 2016 at 5:43 am

    I think I'll move back to the 1950's.

    • May 26, 2016 at 6:51 am

      There were some good things back then. 🙂

  27. May 28, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Wow! These people didn't have a clue, did they! I remember in 1973, we got a smaller car because gas was going up to 30 cents a gallon!!

    • May 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Yep, we all did strange things. We are still doing strange things. We'll always do strange things. 🙂

  28. May 30, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Times sure have changed.

    • May 30, 2016 at 6:07 am

      And for the better too. It was a good time, but times are better now. 🙂

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