Quotes from the 1950's:
"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 when $4000 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?"
"The Government is
wanting to get its hands on everything.
Pretty soon it's going to be impossible to run a family
business or farm."
"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 50 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."
"Also, their music
drives me wild. This 'Rock Around The
Clock' thing is nothing but racket."
"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 movie
has a 'hell' or 'damn' in it."
"Also, it won't be
long until couples are sleeping in the same
bed in the movies. What is this world coming
"Pretty soon you won't
be able to buy a good 10 cent cigar."
"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."
"Do you suppose
television will ever reach our part of the country?"
"I never thought I'd
see the day all our kitchen appliances would
be electric. They are even making electric
"It's too bad things
are so tough nowadays. I see where a few
married women are having to work to make ends
"It won't be long
before young couples are going to have
to hire someone to watch their kids so they
can both work
"I'll tell you one
thing. If my kid ever talks back to me, they
won't be able to sit down for a week."
"Did you know the new
church in town is allowing women to
wear pants to their service?"
"Next thing you know is,
the government will start paying us not
to grow crops."
"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."
"Why in the world
would you want to send your daughter to
college. Isn't she going to get married? It would be
different if she could be a doctor or a
"I just hate to see the
young people smoking. As I tell my kids,
"Don't take a cigarette from ANYONE. You
never know what might be in it."
restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I
seriously doubt they will ever catch on."
"There is no sense
going to St. Louis or Omaha anymore for
a weekend. It costs nearly $15 a night to stay in a hotel."
"Anymore no one can
afford to be sick, $35 a day in the
hospital is too rich for my blood."
"If a few idiots want
to risk their necks flying across the
country that's fine, but nothing will ever replace trains."
"I don't know about
you but if they raise the price of
coffee to 15 cents, I'll just have to drink
mine at home."
"If they think I'll pay
50 cents for a hair cut, forget it. I'll
have my wife learn to cut hair."
. "We won't be going
out much anymore. Our baby sitter
informed us she now wants 50 cents an hour. Kids think
money grows on trees."
dim their lights by sensors, automatic transmissions,
and who knows what else? Pretty soon they
will have electric motors rolling your windows up.
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