Saturday, April 2, 2016

Conversations In the 1950"s

'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 ,000.00 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 $1.00, nobody will
be able to hire outside help at the store.'

'When I first started driving, who would have thought
gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be
better off leaving the car in the garage.'

'Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair
cuts 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 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 of 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
kids 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 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 town 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'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut,
forget it.'

Author Unknown


  1. So true. Doesn't seem that long ago to me.

  2. Susie, Reading this and seeing the old picture...sure makes me think of my dad. Yesterday, would have been his 91 st birthday. I sure do miss him. He was my step dad...but I know that man loved everyone of us kids. And we loved him too. I remember when daddy would get his hair cut and come home smelling of that hair oil. Of course Old Spice makes me think of him too. Blessings to you Susie, I sure hope you are feeling better. xoxo,love you, Susie

  3. You've stirred up a lot of memories with this one Susie! I guess that tells of my age! Very interesting!

  4. Cute post, Susie. How times have changed!