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Old 02-06-2005, 04:12 AM
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The year was 1957


I know some of you are not old enough to remember, but this email below was put together in a great way; hope you enjoy it.

Remember this?

The following were some comments made in the year 1957:

(1) "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for $20.00."

(2) "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long when $5,000 will only buy a used one."

(3) "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous."

(4) "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"

(5) "If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

(6) "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,"

(7) "Kids today are impossible. Those ducktail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls,"

(8) "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."

(9) "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."

(10) "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 that they will be making more than the President."

(11) "I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now"

(12) "It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet."

(13) "It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work."

(15) "I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

(16) "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."

(17) "The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on."

(18) "There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel."

(19) "No one can afford to be sick any more, $35.00 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood."

BTW...I was one year old at the time

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Old 02-06-2005, 04:35 AM
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BTW I was born six days from now LOL
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I had finished my first year in college then and most of the list is fairly accurate. However, I do know they had not started astronaut recruitment then: that did not start until the early 60s. The second wave hit hard in 64.

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hmm, I wonder what life will be like in the next 48 years.
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Old 02-06-2005, 07:58 PM
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well, Jet, here's my ideas for the next 48 years...
1. we will someday be driving miserable transport capsules, where they are impossible to hotrod beyond a higher-voltage battery pack.

2. The HHR will sell like crap, it should be a little redesigned and used as a next-gen Trailblazer/Envoy instead of a Cobalt wagon. The thing was designed by the guy who created the Neon Station Wagon, aka PT Loser. I like the interior, but otherwise, they are uninspiring.

3. someday, the government will confiscate the white caprice, the ghetto jet, and anything that has eight cylinders since they consume too much fuel.

4. our ricer-boy peers will be restoring those "good old" 1997 Toyoda Camrys, 1999 Honduh Divots and the fast ones without turbo or a bottle on the quarter run 17.2@71mph

5. Old timers thought the beatles were bad. Those old beatles fans think rap is bad, and considering how music (beatles, lynard skynnard (SP?)) turned to trash (rap), what's next?

6. STDs will become so commonplace nobody will care about them and, yea, our kids will sadly probably be "physically active" by age 9.

7. The word "God" will be banned from public, since it offends some people.

8. They will have even more open borders since having secure borders offends the latino community.

9. Since Bush has gone soft on us conservatives (Im an independent fyi), and the traditional republicans, they will vote in a Demoncratic (new-age democrat) president- Hilary Clinton. I will move to Canada.

10. Slick Willy will be the new 1st lady, and, well, that's Clinton's other shot at destroying any sense of morality in American society. I do not have to wonder why my 9 year old will be "active" with both the opposite gender, and his gender.

11. Adolescent males will run out of nicely shaped and proportioned women to check out, and will be left with either 78 pound anorexics, or that hot 225 pound girl over there.

****fyi I have no kids, this is probably in the future, you know. It's depressing****
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:25 PM
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Yeah I remember 1957... I was 6 years old and the proud owner of a little stand-up scooter. I learned how to ride a two wheeler on that thing - riding a bike was a breeze after 12 months riding that scooter. I remember the Nebraska snow and building snow-forts and falling through the ice in the lake behind the house, then having to walk home stiff-legged with my pants froze hard as a rock. I can't really remember how much things cost back then but I can tell you, a dime went a long way towards a good candy-induced belly ache at the corner store.
Back then, if somebody would have said, #1 bone-stock 57 Belair convertibles would eventually sell for over $60.000 in their lifetime, the old timers would have rolled thier eyes at the idea.

Welcome to the 21st Century!
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:31 AM
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(10) "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 that they will be making more than the President."
I thought Ruth was the first??
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Old 02-09-2005, 02:20 AM
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Ruth the first

'The Babe' made more than the President and was famous for it, and that was way before 1957.

As for anyone who thinks seeing Hillary Clinton elected to the White House is a good excuse to move to Canada, you might want to check out Canadian values first.

I strongly believe a hot rodders site is the wrong place to discuss politics so I won't go any further on the topic .
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