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Old 02-01-2013, 03:04 PM   #15
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In 1969 Gas in Minnesota was 19.9 cents a gallon at the Metro 500 gas station. (Gas war price)The gas station had all girls filling up the cars NOT a guy in site anywhere. They had to wear all yellow outfits with shorts in the summer.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #16
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In 1959 I was a sophmore in high school. My dad was a baker making $.50 an hour. He left that job that year when the local Alcoa mill was hiring extrusion press operators. He started as an assistant press operator for $2.15 an hour.

I was working after school in a Spur Oil COmpany gas station (one of those gas companies that gave coupons for dishes, towels, etc.). Regular at that time was 19.9 cents a gallon & premium was 22.9 ents a gal.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:15 PM   #17
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All the housing prices and standards of living increased when banks were forced to consider the wife's wages when considering loans. The down side was that it made two income families attractive; the up side was that it made two income families attractive. I like the second interpretation. I worked 32 years before retirement and loved it. Mom was a house wife and loved it. Different world out there! :-) Both good.
Why were the banks FORCED to consider wife's income.....my thought is just plain greed. Longer mortgages with higher interest rates just eat up the added income and put money in the banks hand.

I grew up in a small town with a family owned bank. They family who owned the bank lived in a house only a bit nicer than the average, they drove a Caddy, but it was kept for about 10 years before they sold it.

They required a 30% down payment for a home loan, car loans had to be 50% down and only about 2 or 3 year terms.

The banker acted more like a father than a salesman giving sound advise.....I know it sounds like the fabulous 50's....but just think of all the troubles we could have avoided with our present day economy.

Hope this is not to much soap boxing.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:20 PM   #18
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In 1959 I was a sophmore in high school. My dad was a baker making $.50 an hour. He left that job that year when the local Alcoa mill was hiring extrusion press operators. He started as an assistant press operator for $2.15 an hour.

I was working after school in a Spur Oil COmpany gas station (one of those gas companies that gave coupons for dishes, towels, etc.). Regular at that time was 19.9 cents a gallon & premium was 22.9 ents a gal.
Wow Ed......what a raise

Just wonder where you lived.......after my folks got divorced my mother took on work for similar wages...we got by but it was much tougher than living on just my dads income as a family.

We were in Utah.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:20 PM   #19
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This is the same conversation that's been going on since the first generation that used money got..."older"!

I well remember my Mother bewailing higher prices than she remembered as a kid- she used to drive us crazy with this famous nickel-nickel-nickel Pepsi jingle:

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:28 PM   #20
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Francesca,

Hugsfor that one....loved it.

I know I'm that old geeser

I remember when the big chocolate bars were .05, penny candies were 10 for a penny (but not our favorite...lol)

My teen aged uncle was baby sitting me one sat. night....he and his buddy brought over two girls and gave .50 to go to my room......man my buddies and I were in candy heaven for a whole week.....that would have been about 1961
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Boy, that babysitting story reminded me:

The summer I was eleven, I babysat five kids all day while their folks were at work, for the magnificant wage of thirty-five cents an hour! Seemed like riches to me...

I was saving for the Anne of Green Gables book series and by jingo I got every one. And I still have them, too!

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #22
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On the other hand, some things get cheaper. In 1989 I purchased a "huge" 91MB hard drive to use with our brand new Digidesign Sound Tools recording system. $1500.00 for the drive (and it was used!)
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In 1975 i bought a slighty used 1971 Honda 600 Coupe for $350.00
It comfortably sat 2 adults in front and 2 kids in the back.
It averaged just over 50 mpg. Easily ran at 65mph all day long when needed.

Nowadays you would pay $XX,XXX for a car anywhere near the same capabilities and, really? Not near as cute!

Mine was the model in blue. : )

Oh how i miss that car!

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Really sounds like you are talking about my poop fly. $400 great fuel economy and fun to drive. When I bought it, a year and a half ago, I figured if it got me through the winter, I would have got my moneys worth out of it. Now I am on my second winter, and just keeps going, and getting uglier. I used it to pick-up trailer parts in Seattle. The combined cost of the car, and the gas was about the same price as the shipping on the parts would have been. I have posted this picture before, but it seems apropos. Besides the front and back shelves that you can see, there are also a set of 1300 dinette cushions in there.
Mine is pop bottle green, hence the name.
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On the other hand, some things get cheaper. In 1989 I purchased a "huge" 91MB hard drive to use with our brand new Digidesign Sound Tools recording system. $1500.00 for the drive (and it was used!)

I think your missing the point........gas was just $.75

Your sure right about technology...so why are cars so expensive???
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