Fertile, the little town near where I grew up, has a monthly typed and copied newsletter. Some is government news; what is happening in town and library; obituaries; a walk down memory lane; and other topics.
This was something carried in the latest edition and comments that were heard at that time:
THE YEAR WAS 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?
* It's too bad things are so tough nowadays, I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.
* I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.
*The fast food restaurant is convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.
* No sense going on short trips any more. It costs nearly $2 a night to stay in a hotel.
* No one can afford to be sick any more. At $15 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!