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      How things have changed over my lifetime!

      I was going through a box of my memorabilia today and found an old birthday card someone gave my in 1987. It listed how things were the year I was born. The best movie was "From Here To Eternity" with William Holden and Audrey Hepburn (I love her movies). The New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series. The top song was "Doggie In The Window" (that figures!). A 3 bedroom home cost $9,000.00! The average income was $4,233.00. Gas was $.29 a gallon and a loaf of bread was $.16. It was fun looking through that. I'll bet there's a website that has that information for every year. Mine was done by Hallmark.

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      Kinda shakes you up seeing those prices.

      Well, I sure must be older than you because here are the highlights from my birth year.

      Average Cost of new house $5,600.00
      Average wages per year $2,500.00
      Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents
      Average Cost of a new car $1,120.00
      Worlds First Electric Blanket $39.50
      Men's Ties $1.50
      Watermans Pen $8.75
      Chicken 41 cents per pound
      Coffee 85 cents for 2 pound bag
      Doughnuts 15 cents per dozen
      Eggs 64 cents per dozen
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      Nice to see you again, Nancy! I remember your precious Daisy & the cart your husband made for her. My Molly girl is 13 now--hard to believe.....

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      Oh can we keep this going? amazing to see how much things have changed over the years - talk about the good old days

      In my birth year:

      Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.59%
      Average Cost of new house $13,600.00
      Average Income per year $6,450.00
      Gas per Gallon 31 cents
      Average Cost of a new car $2,650.00
      Price of Volkwagon 'Bug' Beetle: $1,595.00
      Loaf of bread 21 cents
      Bufferin Aspirin: 99 cents/100
      Average Rent per month $118.00
      Astroturf was invented.
      The Top Song was (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones
      The Big Movies included The Sound of Music, Doctor Zhivago and Thunderball
      Price of a movie ticket: 1.00
      The World Population was ~ 3,330,000,000
      Mystery Date and Trouble (board games) were introduced.
      Operation (motor skills game) was also released.
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      Coleman - CGC blk lab 6/02/97-2/25/08 adopted
      Tootsie - choc lab 10/19/99-8/03/13 adopted
      Bailey - CGC newf/fc 7/12/00-07/15/14 rescued
      Ginger - BT 11/16/05 rescued
      Sarah - blk lab 6/22/06 rescued
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