Yeah, back in the late 60's I was buying three-packs of blue chambray shirts
at Sears for $3.75, if my memory serves. A single blue chambray shirt today
goes for at least $36. Of course they're way better shirts than the cheapies
I was buying then, but still...
And a cheap pack of cigarettes (Marvels or Avalon) in the early '50s was
12 cents :-). The good ones cost 20 cents.
My first full time job ('56) paid $47 a week. I was making more than
that an hour when I retired and I was still broke :-).
After graduating from a bookkeeping school in Denver in 1959 and coming
home in Nebraska my first job keeping books for a propane company was
$45.00 per week,no insurance and I was married and had 1 child and paid
45.00 a month rent. Still married to the same sweetheart [only girl I
ever dated]-I have three children now, a retired Col. in the Air Force,
a retired Maj. in the Army and a retired Dental Hygienist. Quit smoking
in 1965 and was paying .20 cents a pack for Winston.
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