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Re: Things said in 1955!!! Funny reading

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I was only four years old in 1955 so I don't remember anything about what things cost then, but it does take me down memory lane. I do remember postage going from .03 to .04 but I don't remember when it was. It was after 1955. Don't think I remember the penny postcard.

I went with my mother grocery shopping sometime in the early sixties and we had a completely full cart. The bill was $20.00. Mom had a fit and claimed she wouldn't shop at that high priced store again. I don't remember why we even had a full cart because we grew all of our food then. A bag of sugar and flour, a can of coffee and maybe a few spices was about all mom bought at the store. There was no soda pop, period!

When I took typing in the mid-sixties we learned basic typing on old Royal manual typewriters. When the school bought IBM Selectrics with that revolving ball we thought we'd died and gone to heaven. Everyone was pounding on the Selectric's keys when all that was required was a light touch. When our clumsy fingers hit two keys at once, nothing happened. On the old manuals we'd jamb two keys together if we hit two at the same time. Then we'd have to reach up and pull the keys apart without getting ink on our fingers.

We went on a trip to Yellowstone in the mid-sixties and dad paid $2.00 for a room at the Bassett hotel in Bassett Nebraska. The one restroom for the upstairs was down the hall. Dad bought most of his feeder calves at the sale barn in bassett. I could go on-and-on. Jim

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