Sunday, March 1, 2020

Comments Made In 1957

These people had no idea what was coming...
  • 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 garage.
  • I’m afraid to send my kids to the movies anymore. 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.
  • If things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible to buy a week’s groceries for $20.
  • I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.
  • If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.
  • 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 ridiculous.
  • Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?
  • Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail haircuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.
  • 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 read the other day 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.
  • I’m just afraid that 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.
  • No one can afford to be sick anymore; $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood.
  • If they think I’ll pay 50 cents for a haircut, forget it.
Five years ago today: Plays On Words


  1. Sigh... Isn’t it the truth?

  2. I don't think there were electric type writers in the 50's. I typed on a manuel and was born in 56. I do remember when I typed on my first electric. Minimum wage was about a dollar an hour when I first started working summers I think.

    1. I'm a couple of years younger than you and started out on a manual, too. However, Wikipedia told me that people were indeed typing on electric models by the late 1950s.

  3. Interesting reading these comments from 1957 Kathy.
    I wonder if comments written in 2020 and read in 2070 would be just as intriguing.

    1. Interesting thought about what people in the future would think about what we're saying now.

  4. Interesting comments, and so true! I can relate to some of these.