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Old 08-12-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Remembering........What Do You Remember?

What do you remember about the prices of things when you were growing up compared to know?

When I was a child.........

> A bottle of soda pop was only .10 - cents
> A candy bar was only .05 - cents
> A lunch size bag of potato chips were .05 - cents
> A piece of bazooka buble gum was .1 - cent
> A loaf of wonder bread was .25 - cents
> A carton of milk at school was .05 - cents
> An ice-cream bar was .05 - cents
> School lunch was .30 - cents

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Old 08-12-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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Tweedee,

I don't remember prices, but I do remember
rationing
books with stamps that you used for gas, butter, sugar etc.
My uncle in Hawaii during Pearl Harbor
Listening to Kate Smith sing God Bless America on the radio. Being able to leave your doors unlocked during the day, my grandfather as block warden during the war and the lights out drills...Mostly I remember, My grandma's garden with all kinds of fruits and veggies, the corner market, not a super market mom and pop type and them letting people charge til payday..them giving the kids a piece of bubble gum, big vast jars filled with emense dill pickles, bins of rice, beans, peas, bread fresh from the truck, roller skates, ice skating, eating just picked cherries til we were red down our chins and hands from them..Mom and dad and the hugs and kisses each night after we said our prayers for those at war and ourselves..
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Old 08-12-2005, 05:06 PM   #3
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I remember when a gallon of gas was $.30 without the 4 before the decimal.

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Old 08-12-2005, 06:11 PM   #4
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i remember gas being 89 cents a gallon.
i don't remember what milk was... i think 99 cents
a pack of cigarettes was 1.10. i know this cause my
grandmother always sent me to the store to get them
for her.
bread was about 45 cents a loaf.
sugar i think was 80 cents for a 5 pound bag
i could be wrong about that though.
eggs were probably 25 cents a carton.
heck our house was only about 28,000 if even.
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:52 PM   #5
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Comic book-10 cents (Little Lulu, Richi Rich and Archy(sp?) were my favs.

School lunch/milk-25 cents

Pack of cigs-25 cents

Childrens's matinee movie-10 cents (with 25 cents you can get a movie and a whole bunch of candy.)

Ice cream cone-5 cents a scoop.
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:25 PM   #6
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oh i also remember movie tickets were about 2.50
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Old 08-12-2005, 10:20 PM   #7
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Movies were a quarter. A soft drink in a bottle was a nickle. Gas was always less than $0.20 per gallon. My first new car cost less than $1,900.00.

Tuition for my first year of college was less than $1,000.00.
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Old 08-14-2005, 12:42 AM   #8
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I remember all that too..and when in the 6th grade we cut a record (a small 45 I guess it was) and it was mailed to my brother who at that time was in the thick of it someware out in the pacific. !944 or 45

gas wars in North Carolina in "56" 14 cents per gal.
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:20 AM   #9
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I remember when you said yes to your mother or father and got up and did what you were asked right now, not because you were paid but because you Loved your parents , And may I add didn't like that willow tree much out back !

When saying you were sorry was all that was needed , and not needing a Lawyer to do it!

When you could leave your house or car unlocked and not worry about weather you had anything left while you were gone !

When your word and a handshake were enough !

When one paycheck per Family was plenty to make it by and retire!
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:30 AM   #10
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Oh and prices my 1970 Ford Maverick Brand New Cost $1795.00

Roller Skating on Tuesday nights cost Two Wheat Pennies !

YMCA Membership Cost $10.00 a Year !

Golf Fees for a Summer cost $35.00 play as much as you like and on a nice 18 hole golf course.

You could get 10 hamburgers for $1.00 at Bikes, Zips, Henrys, or McDonalds !
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