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Those were the days, eh Fossil?

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Those were the days, eh Fossil?

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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: January 18, 2011 05:34PM

i never saw 'em that cheap. (*butt*)
SkullandChains Report This Comment
Date: January 18, 2011 06:43PM

Me neither.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 18/01/2011 06:51PM by SkullandChains.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: January 18, 2011 08:47PM

Can't remember what eggs were, but .... I can remember goin to the store for my Mom with a buck, gettin a gallon of milk, pack of cigs and a loaf of bread and still comin home with change. And ... my 1st battle with a pinball table was only a nickel for 5 - 5-ball play games (*binladen*)

smoking
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SkullandChains Report This Comment
Date: January 18, 2011 09:07PM

Cheapest pinball/video games I remember was 5 balls for a quarter
or 3 lives for a quarter. That was in the early 80's
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 19, 2011 02:18AM

I read somewhere that in 1900 a dozen eggs cost 23 cents. The sign could be over 100 years old.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: January 19, 2011 06:59AM

My dad drove a truck for Holsum bread in the 1930's. He told me that a loaf of bread went for a nickel at that time.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 19, 2011 08:08AM

I do remember gasoline was $.29 a gallon when I got my driver's license.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: January 19, 2011 10:00AM

And ... when Texas 1st started chargin a state sales tax in the late 60s it was 1%, which is now the same percentage most every city here tacks on to the current 7-1/8% rate the state charges.

When I got my 1st job in the early 70s, baggin groceries, I made $1.675 an hour. And no, that's not a typo, I was paid $1.67 and a half cent an hour! However, that was enough to fund the purchase and operational costs of my 1st new motorcycle, a '73 Honda SL-350, which sold for $695 smileys
with beer

smoking
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ORLANDO399 Report This Comment
Date: January 19, 2011 03:22PM

I remember when a snicker's bar was 30 centssmiling
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jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 20, 2011 09:23AM

When I joined the Navy in 1970 my paycheck was $600.00 per month and that was more than enough to keep me drinking heavily every weekend.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: January 20, 2011 05:59PM

My first job out of high school paid $72 a week take home. At that time I had a 5 year old truck with a monthly payment of $42. A couple of years later, two buddies and I were renting a nice house for $160 a month, and that's not each, that's total.



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BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 21, 2011 10:28PM

To get $600/mo or more in 1970 you'd have had to start as Warrant Officer 4 (W-4) or a Lieutenant (O-3). A Recruit (E-1) was paid a whopping $124.50/mo.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 22, 2011 02:28AM

In Australia the economy is kept in check by the ratio between the average wage and these three essential items;
Beer,
Bread
& Milk.
Currently the average salary is 50k per annum.
Beer is $40 a carton (24x 375ml)
Bread is $1.70 (varies dramatically)
Milk is $2.00 a litre (varies dramatically)
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 22, 2011 08:07AM

Blah I think you were right. It has been over 40 years now that you mention it I think My checks were about $160 but beer on Guam was less than a dollar and only 50 cents in our machine in the barracks. I even had enough money to go to Agana and drink til closing. Even remember going to eat Pancit and Sweet and Sour Pork at Chinese Restaurant then drinking for hours across the street at Bob's Island House.
ORLANDO399 Report This Comment
Date: January 22, 2011 04:21PM

How many ounces does that equal out too on the beer,'berto?
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 22, 2011 06:32PM

I think 375ml is about 12 fluid Ounces
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 23, 2011 03:39PM

I joined the Navy in 1972. The pay wasn't that great but enough back then and the food was great. I had more fun at the E-Club on Subic Bay naval base playing nickle slots and drinking cheap beer with buddies than going into Olongopo. Although I did make some cool Phillipino friends in town. Some even invited me to their homes for holiday dinners. (No fish heads and rice for me, thank you! No balut either!) I also remember the beer machines in the barracks. Very convenient. I wasn't much of a drinker but it sure was nice to be able to sit around in your skivvies watching TV with cheap beer. Someone would always wanna run for some pizza and gedunk. Usually it was "We buy, you fly" and everyone chipped in except the guy making the run. Good times. Lots of laughs. Out of 3 years active duty I spent all but about 6 weeks in foreign/sea duty. No regrets.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 23, 2011 09:05PM

For BlahBlahBlah...
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 24, 2011 07:26AM

Well Blah I had many regrets but spending 2.5 years on Guam wasn't one of them. Spending 7 days in the brig for not getting a haircut was one regret. Most of my service in the tropics makes me hate winter with a passion.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2011 06:02PM

Good one Woe Bear Toe. I'll pass and go out for some bbq "monkey meat" on a bamboo skewer winking
smiley
Which usually turned out to be pork. They had enough ppl butchering pigs in their front yards I'll be that's what it was.
ORLANDO399 Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2011 06:10PM

Glad i don't live down under otherwise i'd hafta give up the bottledisappointed smiley
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 27, 2011 06:37AM

"Glad i don't live down under otherwise i'd hafta give up the bottle:

Well if you're still in diapers you don't have to give up the bottle.