Comments made in the year 1957:

  "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 $20."
  "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year?  It won't be long before
$2000 will only buy a used one."
  "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is
  "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a
  "If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside
help at the store."
  "When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday
cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the
  "Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to
stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as
the girls."
  "I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark
Gable get by with saying 'damn' in 'Gone With The Wind,' 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 $75,000
a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making
more than the president."
  "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."
  "Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more; those Hollywood stars seem to
be getting divorced at the drop of a hat."
  "I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot
of foreign business."
  "The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt
they will ever catch on."
  "There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend. It
costs nearly $15 a night to stay in a hotel."
  "No one can afford to be sick any more; $35 a day in the hospital is too rich
for my blood."
  "If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it."
Comments Made in 1957