Times gone by, Times here & now…

That’s only 54 years ago!

Comments made in the

year 1955!

‘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


‘Have you seen the new cars

coming out next year? It won’t

be long before $1, 000.00 will

only buy a used one.

‘If cigarettes keep going up in

price, I’m going to quit. 20 cents

a pack is ridiculous.

‘Did you hear the post office is

thinking about charging 7 cents

just to mail a letter!

‘If they raise the minimum wage

to $1.00, nobody will be able to

hire outside help at the store.

‘When I first started driving, who

would have thought gas would

someday cost 25 cents a gallon.

Guess we’d be better off leaving

the car in the garage.

‘I’m afraid to send my kids to the

movies any more ever since they

let Clark Gable get by with saying


it seems every new movie has

either HELL or DAMN in it.

‘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

$50,000 a year just to play ball?

It wouldn’t surprise me if someday

they’ll be making more than the


‘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 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


‘The drive-in restaurant is

convenient in nice weather,

but I seriously doubt they

will ever catch on.

‘There is no sense going
on short

trips anymore for a weekend, it

costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay

in a hotel.

‘No one can afford to be sick

anymore, at $15.00 a day in

the hospital, it’s too rich for

my blood.’

‘If they think I’ll pay 30 cents

for a hair cut, forget it.’


I’m going to do something that I rarely do on this blog, I’m going to speak my mind on politics. I learned early on that speaking politics with my friends just called for hurt feelings and ruined friendships. But, this is something that I can’t leave sit. It is so cold & so heartless as to be mentioned.

Earlier this week, Rush Limbaugh said something that I found appalling: ‘We’ve already donated to Haiti. It’s called the U.S. income tax’. Mr. Limbaugh considers himself a true out-spoken leader of the Christian Conservative. I find this truly oxymoronical as this is a very un-Christian thing to say. Jesus himself taught to help the needy, poor & indigent.

Three bible versus come to mind to me, immediately:

Luke 11:46
Jesus replied, "And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and your yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.

Acts 20:35
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive"

Mathew 19:21
Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."

Lastly I say this to Mr. Limbaugh, 1 Corinthians 13:3 states the following “If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.”

Spewing negative energy into any problem, be it Haiti or opinions on the present politics, solves nothing at all. If one is so unhappy with the current state of anything, then get your butt out there and make the change. Ghandi himself said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” and it holds true. Live by example. Do good for others. All others, not just those you believe deserve it or those who meet the criteria set by your personal agenda.

Sorry, friends., truly. I just needed to get that out before I exploded! LOL! That would be a mess, remember Poltergeist 3 when she fell thru the ceiling and had all that jello all over her? Yeah… kinda like that 😀

Be blessed, my friends. I wish you a wonderful week filled with happiness, family & friends… I salute you!


© ‘Fizz’



About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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6 Responses to Times gone by, Times here & now…

  1. Beth says:

    Hi Juli. 1955 was a very good year for me. That is the year I met and married Jim. I can relate to most of those things. :-)As for Limbaugh, he is beyond contempt as far as I am concerned. He has a big mouth and his foot is stuck firmly in it.


  2. Grandpa Dewey says:

    Two times I was going to comment on here, two times I lost what it was that I was going to say. Maybe it is a good thing I lost the words.The fifties were good, there will never be a replacement that period in time. Have a good week, it will be in the 70’s here.


  3. Terry says:

    I was only 12 then so don’t think I paid much attention to that stuff. I totally agree with Beth on Limbaugh and you can add Glen Beck to that too.


  4. Joe says:

    Man, times have changed haven’t they? Seeing things that show then and now so clearly really make me shake my head…wow. I have heard a lot of things from both sides with politics and neither the left nor right are able to point fingers or blame the other because they equally suck and those that ride the wave of either side are fools. We remain Americans and it has been or great tradition to help those in need…’nuff said.


  5. Babblelot says:

    You go right ahead and get it off your chest.


  6. Charlotte M Simonsen says:

    As President Obama in his speach said that we need to show compassion for those who are going through such a rough time when their country is already so poor. I didn’t like what either Rush or Pat said.Personally, I chose to hear and listen to a more positive approach to any situation. hugs, lottemae


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