Helen Dynda wrote:
> 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 $5000 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 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."