Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Sounds about right. Around then I was making a little over $30/week working floor duty in a local hospital and remember paying $1 for 5 loaves of bread.
However, I have to say that at a bag-it-yourself store near me these days, a 5-pound bag of house brand flour is under $1 and a 1-pound box of crackers is the same price. The same store has bananas for 25 cents a pound.
Times, they have 'a changed.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!