Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Walk Down Memory Lane

by Bonnie Calhoun

It's Thursday....I made it across the hump and I didn't even notice it...Time flies, I get older, my hair gets grayer, and my hips get...uh, never mind!!

These quotes really take me back, especially since I remember hearing them all at one time or another! Enjoy a walk down memory lane....and don't worry if you're too young to remember them...LOL!

"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 $2000 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." And I do remember gas being 29.9 cents

"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" 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 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 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."

Know friends who would get a kick out of these? Pass it on!


  1. Vanda said...
    Thanks for another laugh out loud entry Bonnie. I posted these on my blog with a link back to you.
    Marjorie Vawter said...
    Okay. Laughing here. I'm afraid I can remember $.19 for gas :). And yes, I'm dating myself here! LOL

    Loved your take on GPCWC! And I loved all the pictures.

    Check out my blog today, girlfriend :).
    Crystal said...
    Hey Bonnie! Been a while, I'm such a slacker :). I like this post! I keep coming back to the gas and cigarettes. I remember gas being 95 cents when I first started to drive 8 years ago. Don't get me started on the whole gas price thing LOL! And cigarettes? I WISH they cost like 25 bucks a pack! Maybe then, people would have to quit (no offense to anyone who smokes...but I've seen the damage it can cause in some of my family members). Wow, I'm sorry, this turned into a rant! Anyway, great post Bonnie! Keep 'em comin'!
    Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...
    We must be the same age. I remember experiencing most of the items on your list. When I first got married we spent $20 a week for groceries for two of us. Economist said $7.50 per person was the ideal. We lived high off the hog as University students.

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