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.
by Jimmy Goad
following were some comments made in the year 1957:
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for this site.
Ideas? Flat Tops, Hoop Skirts, White Side Walls, Bobby Socks,
Pink Jackets, Blue Suede, 45's (not pistols), soda fountains, juke
boxes, Daytona, Panama City, Rialto Theater (what were the other big
ones downtown?), Trolly Cars, .............
"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."
"Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long
when $5,000 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 ducktail 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
"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 that they will 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."
"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."
"I guess taking a vacation is out of the question now days. It
costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel."
"No one can afford to be sick any more, $35.00 a day in the
hospital is too rich for my blood."