Okay we all enjoyed the post about the 40's 50's and 60's But what does the "good old days" really mean? I mean how good where they really?, sure gas was only about 39 cents a gallion, a movie on weekends $1.00 and that was for a double feature, then we had wetsons hamburgers for 15 cents, ten cents for fries.. you could ride a bus for around 20 or 30 cents... BUT, and this is the big but, what were the average wages back then? My dad was a letter carrier for over 30 yrs and when he retired his salary (not retirement) was about $8,000 a year! that was my starting salary the same year, It made me wonder how the hell did he afford to support our family (and my mom never worked) all thru those years of growing up and we never went hungry or had clean clothes, granted we never did as well as my friends in the gift dept, durring birthdays and holidays but I have to tell you, he took care of us we had a roof over our heads and was never hungry. I salute him and bless him everyday since his passing as well as my mom and my best friend sister who are all gone now, and I say yeah times where tough back then for the working class as they are now, but that man did more than I can ever even hope to come close to achieving and on far less money as well as support that we all have today. I think today ( would have been my moms birthday) we should all praise and call and tell out parents (those that are still with us) how much we love and respect them today and forever.
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