Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy 50th

My Grandparents will be married 50 years tomorrow. That's pretty exciting. Here's a post to the way things were back then. Congrats Grandmother and Grandaddy. Can't wait to have dinner on Saturday. We love you.


Cost of Living 1959
How Much things cost in 1959
Average Cost of new house $12,400.00
Average Yearly Wages $5,010.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 25 cents Average
Cost of a new car $2,200.00
Movie Ticket $1.00
Loaf of Bread 20 cents
Kodak Movie camera $67.50
Ladies Stockings $1.00

Also in 1959:
  • Barbie is born, or molded if you will
  • Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba
  • Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper are all killed in a plane crash as the result of a snow storm
  • The first Americans were killed in Vietnam
  • Both Alaska and Hawaii achieve state hood
  • Russia gets to the moon first
  • Flavor Flav is born(I'm not sure how the earth survived prior this year, and how did anyone know what time it was?)
  • Weird Al is born
  • The original Alfalfa, from the Little Rascals, dies
  • Ben-Hur and Charleton Heston both win Oscars
  • Bonanza, Dennis the Menace, and Rawhide all premiered in 1959
  • Mr. Freeze appears for the first time in the Batman comics
  • The LA Dodgers won 4 games to 2 over the Chicago White Sox to claim the World Series
  • Tang is introduced(and we're still asking ourselves why)
  • The first non stop domestic flight from Los Angeles to New York
  • The first picture of Earth was taken from Space
  • The Grammy awards started

It was a good year. Happy Anniversary.

2 comments:

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Nikki - As always you are in my prayers and thoughts.

You are possibly the funniest human being ever! I just love reading your posts. They are usually laced with just the right amount of humor and I get the biggest laugh at least one time!

Thanks for keeping me entertained at work... :)

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