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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 10:00 PM Thread Starter Premium Member
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Now we all sit here getting answers for problem we are having . it takes seconds for mail to go around the world. With a click of the keyboard there can be many reading what we have to say in seconds.
Well back in 1909 it was much harder for some did not know how to read or write . and with only 8000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads things moved a lot slower . The top speed on the cars of the time was 10 mph.
Look below and see some of the other things that have changed.
The average life expectancy was 47years.
the average worker made 22 cents per hour.
The average worker made between $200.00 and $400.00 per year.
Sugar was 4 cents per pound.
Eggs were 14 cents per dozen.
Coffee was 15 cents a pound.
Most women washed there hair once a month , and used Borax and egg yolks as shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering their country for any reason.
The American Flag only had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas Nevada was 30.
Crossword puzzles, canned beer and ice tea were not invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of ten adults could not read or write.
Only 6 percent of Americans had graduated from high school.
Now here is the one thing I never heard anything about from my grandfather
Marijuana,heroin, and morphine were all availible over the counter at the local drugstore.
And to top it off . There was only 230 murders reported for the entire USA.
Now I would say things have changed.
But what will it be like 100 years from now we can only imagine.
So dose anyone know what the price of gas was I have seen as low as 5 cents per gallon.
Shame we can't bring some of the good old days back.
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man thats crazy, only being 18 I've seen a lot change..thanks for sharing makes you wonder

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X2 ive seen alot of shit change 2

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and you forgot 1 thing.

most people didn't had tv's. so ...
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Cool facts, I just remember when gas used to cost a buck

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I remember buying gas at $.75 per gallon! I thought it was the end of the world when it went over $1.00 p/g!! Now look! I paid $4.95 p/g at one point!

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May not be relevant but remember when cigs where $3. I just paid $9.75 for a pack. I gotta quit

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Lets remember even closer:
When professional sports players played for the love of the game(until the late 1980's)
When NFL had more people getting hurt than the NBA
When you could truly discipline your child
When you could defend yourself and property in public without the fear of going to jail or court
When military supervisors could actually "counsel" worthless service members
When worthless people got fired when they fouled up without mountains of paperwork
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I had a friend tell me when he was going to school he payed 5 cents for cigs . But when he changed schools he quite smoking because they were 15 cents a pack. He passed away two years ago at 90 years old.
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Wow.... Yea, I remember paying $1 for gas when I first started driving! I was paying almost $5 at one point too.... I'm glad it came down a bit, but still!!!

^^^ And yes I agree - when pride in america meant something....

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