August 21, 2012

FOR OUR PEEPS BORN BEFORE 1955

QUOTE OF THE DAY: 

 "Ah to be young again."
~~~ the Mommy, since 1967.


Hi friends, 

This post is all the Mommy's doings. None of us was even alive in 1955. A little background for those of you that don't know the Mommy. She is old as dirt.  She was born in 1948 in Houston and she remembers all the stuff your gonna see, well most of it. She was 7 years old in 1955. She is gonna comment on some of these items.
 

The Year Was 1955 

 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.

 
(I started working at St Joseph Hospital in 1967, and am still there after 45 years.When I started working there I made $1.75 an hour. I thought I was rich.)

When I first started driving, who...........
would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon? Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.


 
 (When I started driving, after 8 years of riding the bus, gas was up to 55 cents a gallon, and I thought that was highway robbery.)

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............
scientists 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 hotel.




 No one can afford to be sick.............
anymore. At $15.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood. 





(Several years after I started working at the hospital, a lady came up to the cashier's office, were I worked at the time, to pay on her maternity bill from when her son was born. She had a bill from 1937. The room charge was .55 cents. The total bill was $45.00. Needless to say that bill had dropped off the books more than 32 years before. We told her to forget about it, but she insisted on paying the bill in full. So we agreed to take whatever she wanted to pay and donate it in her name to the St Joseph Hospital Foundation. She said her husband had recently passed away and left her a small inheritance which she was going to use to pay off all the bills they had. She would come every month or so to pay a dollar or two. She would give us a check but always made it payable to me, why I don't know, and I would endorse it over to the hospital each time. She was a lovely old lady and we became great friends. She stopped coming after several years and one day a man came and asked to see me. The said he wanted to thank me for being such a good friend to his Mom. She always told him that a nice young lady always took such good of care of her. I've never forgotten her. When I think about it, I realize why I'm still there.)


 
If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.








Look familiar? Like I said before "Ah to be young again."

 ----- the Mommy

12 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Great post and we loved the trip back in time. Nice one. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly.

Lovable Lily said...

That was pawsome!! We loved all the old pictures. Thanks for taking us for a walk down memory lane.

Hugs,
Lily Belle

p.s. Congrat's on your many years of service at the hospital. That's unheard of these days...

Hound Girl said...

I wasnt even alive back then but this was awesome to read and think about what it was like back then!

Linda said...

OMG, Thanks for the memories.
My mom is as old as dirt too.

Cinnamon

GOOSE said...

That was a great post and offered a few giggles.
Blessings,
Goose

Casey said...

I definitely wasn't alive then, and neither was Momma, but we still enjoyed reading your post. :)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I let my mom see THIS post... she says she remembers all of that stuffs... beclaws she is Older than Dirt Too.

Cupcake said...

When I read this post I didn't know if I should cry or laugh. Times sure have changed.

I'm not a bit surprised that The Mommy was so sweet with the lady and helped her with the bill at the hospital. That's just how The Mommy is!

Love, Cupcake

Susie and Sidebite said...

Mom & Dad read your post and they also remember most of this, Dad Said he remembers pumping gas for his dads staion at 12 cents and guys coming in with 55 gallon drums to fillup!!!!

Great Post
Susie & Bites

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh does mom love those old signs. She is as old as a pyramid but born after 1955, BOL
Benny & Lily

Ruby said...

Oh, Ma feels soooo old. She wasn't around back then, but she remembers McDonald's signs like that!

Kisses,

Ruby

Amber DaWeenie said...

Ok...Now Mom feels even more ancient!

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