Comments Made in the Year 1957

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    "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

    "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 anymore. 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 anymore. 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 anymore; $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."

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    (4/1/02 6:40:27 pm)
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    See! It goes to show ya, even in 1957 all they could talk about was events that happened or were happening in Texas!
    Yeah! HAH!
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    (4/2/02 12:56:41 am)
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    Good Morning,
    Zig, thanks for the reminders!!!
    Haircuts went to .50 cents where we lived, Arkansas at the
    time. Daddy went to town and bought some hand operated
    clippers, and Momma went to cutting our hair, 1955.
    He wasn't about to pay 50 cents for a haircut, and he never did.

    In 1956 there was only one high school in the southern half
    or our county, so kids came from surrounding communities.
    Parents pitched in and bought some old cars for them. These
    were Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Every old commuter
    car, (we didn't call them commuter of course) was equipped
    with either a rifle or shotgun. Most single shots, but these
    kids could shoot.

    I moved to Texas (again) in 1957. The coaches organised
    rabbit and wolf hunts,( East Texas), and on the Fridays of
    the hunt, wolves Friday night, rabbits Saturday, all the
    participating kids brought their guns to school.

    In Arkansas we had natural gas for heat. Momma refused to move up on the mountain until Daddy got the gas in.
    She didn't want to have to mess with burning coal. No electricity. We were too far from the highline. Running water was a kid and a bucket.

    In 1959 I got a job in the gas company. The minimum bill
    was 1.06 cents for I don't remember how much gas a month, but a lot of oldtimers made do with it.

    The next town still had the meters that you had to put a
    quarter in for so much gas.

    I was in English class in 1957 when the principal came in and announced that the Russians had launched Sputnik.

    About the Alamo. A mostly bunch of Tennesse volunteers,
    who didn't know enough to run. A Frenchman came to his
    senses and sneaked out a back window. He was with Napoleon on the Russian adventure, and could recognize a
    losing proposition when he saw it. Read up on some true
    history of Travis and Crockett, some deluxe bums.

    Edited by: barbon at: 4/2/02 1:00:28 am

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    (4/2/02 6:56:23 am)
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    Bums huh? well in 1957, I had a BUM full of poop!

    Bob In St Louis
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    What really gets my gaul is when I am set up at a gun show with all my old Mosin Nagants, Mausers, Enfields, etc., and several old gents will walk up, look at the rifles, and start saying the prices are too high. The common line I hear - "Why, I remember when you could go in Woolworths in the early 1960s, pick what rifle you wanted out of the racks full of them, put your $12.00 on the counter, and walk out!" My usual response is "Well, gas was 15 cents a gallon, and bread was 5 cents a loaf then. So what's your point?"

    They normally walk off grumbling.
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    Edited by: Bob In St Louis at: 4/2/02 8:31:15 am

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    (4/2/02 8:41:02 am)
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    Yep, the only thing that don't change... is CHANGE itself

    Abbess Ectoplasm
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    um, my Mama was born in 1957!!

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    (4/2/02 11:20:03 am)
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    We got itn straddled...wife born in ' in '58....but they had nice Chevys in '57 though....

    My Dad bought a '56 Bel Air for my sister's college car in '64 for $50...then a year later when the rear seals started leaking, found a SWEET two tone '57 with a blown engine and bitched he had to give $50 for it too, the '56 he bought RUNNING for the same price...he switched rear ends and put the '57 on blocks out back....

    Dad took the '56 back from my sister after she graduated and got married in '67, and used it as a work/fishing car until about 1970, then he sold it to some young kid for a "field car" for $50, as much as he paid for it and laughed about "not losing any money on THAT car...."

    Then he got sick of looking at the '57 and my "new" bro-in-law's old 59 Push button Dodge (that still ran...)parked out back in about 1972 and JUNKED them about $50 for both....

    I still get sick over that....
    "Don't hear him call you an ---hole, hear WHY he's calling you an ---hole." -------- From "A Season on the Brink"

    Edited by: polishshooter at: 4/2/02 11:22:34 am

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    (4/3/02 11:46:41 pm)
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    Yo Zig,

    There you go, talking with your diaper full again!!!!


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    (4/4/02 7:26:44 am)
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    I wuz born in '57, a good year for Evinrude outboards (how many of those blue things still running around the lakes amazes me!), good year for Chevies, good year for Gibson guitars, good year for beasts!

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    Graduated from college. Ready to whip up on the world --- 1957
    Oh Yes! Life has been fleeting....
    I have learned that:
    Those who bring sunshine to the
    lives of others cannot keep it from

    Charlie D
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    Just back from Korea in Feb '57 and damned happy to be home! Met my future wife (married in '59) while wrangling on a dude ranch in Colorado that July. Went to work in the Colo. oilfields as a roughneck on a drilling rig for the princely sum of $1.25/hr (top wages for weevil hand).
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