# Prediction of things to come, 1955

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? (Cheapest I paid was 17 cents) Guess we’d be better off leaving the car in the garage.

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’re 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. (In 1963 we paid \$1600 for our new VW)

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.

The fast food restaurant is convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.

There is no sense going on short trips any more for a weekend. It costs nearly \$2.00 a night to stay in a hotel. (In mid 50’s, “Room and a bath for two and a half!”)

No one can afford to be sick anymore. At \$15.00 a day in the hospital, it’s too rich for my blood.

If they think I’ll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.

## 2 thoughts on “Prediction of things to come, 1955”

1. Nice Swifty!
In 1963 a Franklin half dollar was worth fifty cents, today that same coin is worth \$6.39 melt value alone. So if you were wise and saved say 1000 Franklin half’s your \$500.00 investment would be worth \$6,390.00 today, even more if you add in the numismatic value.

1. Johnny says:

You didn’t make money, you preserved the buying power of the 1963 value of money