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EvenBob
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July 28th, 2012 at 6:50:09 PM permalink
We had hot lunch in Jr and Sr HS. I would say 70% brought
a bagged lunch from home. Hot lunch was .35 a day and my
sister was a grade behind me, so that was .70 a day. Thats $14
a month, which in 1961 was the same $120 in todays money.
My parents mortage was $60 a month, it would have been
ludicrous of them to spend 25% of what they paid on the
house so we could have cafeteria food.

I was always so jealous of those kids who got the pizza
and cheeseburgers and goulash. I invariably had a bologna
sandwich, a small bag of Fritos (remember the Frito Bandito
before they deported him?) a small bag of cherry tomatoes,
and an apple. Cost: about .10 probably. Milk was .2 cents.
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buzzpaff
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July 28th, 2012 at 6:55:42 PM permalink
My wife was jealous of the rich girls in her class who had lettuce on their sandwiches.
rxwine
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July 28th, 2012 at 7:00:23 PM permalink
The Tweet topic reminded me of this old movie
One person's freedom is another person's annoying crap.
WongBo
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July 28th, 2012 at 7:26:31 PM permalink
remember mama cass elliot?
she died 38 years ago today. age 32.
does it seem like that was 38 years ago?
dream a little dream of me
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monday monday
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avargov
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July 28th, 2012 at 8:22:25 PM permalink
Wong,

You could have at least linked Words of Love. That song really showed off her ability.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes." ~ William Gibson
EvenBob
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July 29th, 2012 at 6:09:12 PM permalink
Here's a good one. Remember when a bottle and can required a
church key to open it? No pull tabs, no twist off caps on bottles.
When my dad wanted a beer, I have to use an opener. Same
with a pop bottle. It was in the early 60's when pull tabs were
introduced and not till the mid 60's that they really caught on.

Remember before permanent press and mom had to iron everything?
Women would spend a whole day a week doing washing and ironing.
Even sheets had to be ironed, if you didn't they were horribly wrinkled.
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zippyboy
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July 29th, 2012 at 6:25:27 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Even sheets had to be ironed, if you didn't they were horribly wrinkled.


Wrinkly sheets? Who cares about THAT? lol That was a big deal?
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AZDuffman
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July 29th, 2012 at 6:32:35 PM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

Wrinkly sheets? Who cares about THAT? lol That was a big deal?



I'd easily believe people cared about that. People used to be much more formal than today. Look at a baseball game from as late as the 1960s. Every guy wearing a tie. Look at how people used to polish all the chrome on their car every week. People used to care about these things, funny as it seems.
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EvenBob
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July 29th, 2012 at 6:37:56 PM permalink
Unironed cotton sheets looked terrible and were uncomfortable
to sleep on. They weren't smooth at all. We also polished our
shoes all the time.
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Hunterhill
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July 29th, 2012 at 7:33:16 PM permalink
Did she iron your underwear and socks ?
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