Time Capsule?

Time Capsule?

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    Time Capsule?

    Watching The Three Stooges with wife - they had a pet grooming business and charged .50 cents per dog.

    Sometimes I wish when I was born that my parents had kept a few things of that day for me to keep through the years like: A newspaper, few menu's of the day with prices listed, sale paper showing new cars & prices and such like that.

    I remember when a Krystal hamburger was only a nickle.
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    I can understand, would be pretty neat. Me being still wet behind the ears, the cheapest I remember gas is $0.79.

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    That would be good to include - price of gas for the day you were born. I remember it being .27 cents a gallon.
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    I remember some "gas wars" where the price was $0.10 a gallon, and my gramps complaining about the price. He would tell me that he could get 10 gallons for that price. He used to run a gas/service station and he would sell it for a penny a gallon.
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    Don't remember the exact price of gas, but I do know that when my mom pulled into the gas station she never left the car. They checked the oil, coolant, tire pressure, power steering, and cleaned the windshield.

    My mom would pay with a $5.00 bill and tell them to keep the change.

    Times have changed.

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    I had to look it up. The year I was born gas was .31 a gallon.

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    I remember Dad buying gas for .27 cents a gallon,When I started driving in 1975 gas was around .52 cents a gallon
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    I remember gas at .23, and the New York Daily News at .04 (Think Sunday's was .10)!

    DON'T even ask about postage stamps and bus/subway prices!!
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    Ahhhhhhhhh! The "Good-Ole-Days!"

    I remember mom pulling up to the pump at the filling station in their '63 Impala. The station attendant ran out and asked, "What will it be, Mam?"

    "Give me a dollar's worth of regular" as she handed him a George. He put $1 worth in the tank while he cleaned the windows, checked fluid levels under the hood, checked the tire pressure and assured her that she was going to have a splendid day as we drove off.

    I remember gasoline being 25 cents a gallon, and that would have been the late 1960's.

    Got my 1st car in 1976 and gas was somewhere around 50 to 70+ cents a gallon, depending on what station you purchased from.

    The car I bought was a used 1969 Dodge Charger R/T SE with a 440 cid engine and I borrowed $1,000 at a local bank to pay for it. Paid it off as quickly as I could.

    Last time I checked, a car like that in good condition (if you can find any) are worth well over $15,000.
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    As a wee little anklebiter I remember being sent down to the corner drugstore to buy a pack of cigarettes.
    I'd be given .50 (told to Keep The Change) and cigarettes were 27 Cents a pack back then.

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    I remember walking in the snow uphill both ways to get a quart of beer from the tavern. The barkeep charged a quarter for the quart and I had to hide it in my knickers on the way home because of prohibition.
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    Armycop, that seems to be an issue with me lately and I've realized my past is disappearing. I'll PM you something I wrote on this subject that you might enjoy, too long to post
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    I had a paper route when I was 10. When Kennedy got assassinated, I kept a complete Chicago Tribune for the next 4 days. I also kept a couple Life magazines. I figured they would be worth keeping. I still have them.
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    Got lots of memories over the past 77 years - gas at 10 cents, cigarettes at 9 cents. The cigarettes were 10 cents at the Kadena AB, Okinawa but you could go to the ship stores and get them for 9 cents. When I came back from Germany in 57 I bought a new Chev Bel Air convertable for $2500.00 How about a set of S&W .38 revolvers for $58 each or a new Colt .45acp that was lend lease to Britain in WWII for $50.00. Those were the days.
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