That’s only 55 years ago!


"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 $10.00."

     "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year?  It won’t be long before $1,000 will only buy a used one."

"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m going to quit.  20 cents a pack is ridiculous."

     "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter?"

"If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

     "When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 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 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 $50,000 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."

"I’m afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.

      "Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes.  I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government. "  

"There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend; it costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel. "  






by rmk


Why is it so easy to set something down, and in a blink of an eye, “poof”, it is gone?  Magicians do it, but on purpose, and I’m not one of them.  It happens often enough to be extremely frustrating and maddening.  I do, on occasion, blame the only other person in the house.  I am convinced that he is always messing with my stuff just to drive me nuts (nuttier).  He, of course, denies it.


I know I just had them in my hand.  I just used them.  I need them again.  Blast!  I hate when that happens, and happens often, it does.  No one but me has been in the house, so I’ll retrace my steps.  I was at my desk and then moved on to my favorite chair.  After that, I swung by the kitchen.  Oh, yeah, first I sat at the dining room table to finish a quick task.  I haven’t been out to the front porch or the backyard, nor the garage, but who knows.  I’d better check them out anyway.  Nope, not in any of those places.  I knew that, because I did know that I hadn’t been outside the house all morning.  At least I didn’t remember going outside all morning, but who knows for sure?  So look just in case.


This isn’t funny.  I don’t need them all of the time.  I only use them when I wish to read, work a crossword puzzle, address an envelope, use the computer.  You guessed my dilemma.  WHERE ARE MY GLASSES?


No, they are not on top of my head.  That was my first choice.  I think I spend more time looking for them than I actually spend using them.

Glory be, I found them! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

I totally out did myself this time.

I was wearing them.







1. You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

2. Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!

3. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

4. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

5. The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

6. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

7. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness.  She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not.

8. Slugs have 4 noses.

9. Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.

10. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

11.  A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

12. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.  


#9—Seriously?  How would/could anyone know that?