Comments Made In The Year 1957
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.
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 Parliament.
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.
It’s amusing to see how much life has changed since 1957. Ah, 29 cents a gallon would have been nice…
There are sometimes where my mom just amazes me. And not necessarily in a good way. Take, for instance, tonight’s episode of “House,” which featured a lesbian couple. My mom commented on how the show was getting “too progressive.” Real life is too progressive? My, what has the world come to? Of course, when one of the partners commented on how she wanted to lay in bed with the other as old ladies, I couldn’t help but shudder at the mental image, but even so, I find nothing wrong with the idea. Regardless of whether or not homosexuality is a choice, it’s still natural. Romantic same-sex love has been around for millenia. There are accounts of accepted homosexuality in the ancient Greek and Roman empires, as well as in various Asian civilizations. It was around before the Bible passages condemning it were even written by men who somehow found it against God’s will. How someone could possibly know whether God cares who you love is completely beyond me, but that’s not the point of this entry. The point is that people are going to love who they love. You may not like it, but as House would say, tough. That’s life; deal with it.
Anways…I also won $20 in a contest. Go me!