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Old 09-23-2013, 12:51 AM   #11
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I need help, What did I have for lunch today???

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The average wage in 1955 was about $5,000 dollars per year. The average wage today is $43,000 dollars. A Winchester 94 cost about $70 bucks back in 55'. It is no longer made in America and sells for $1,200 dollars. And we are told that gun companies make firearms in Japan to stay competitive. "Josey" Wales, would say don't piss down my back and tell me it is raining.

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I remember when you had a seperate GPS, and camera. Now its all on your smart phone.......

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I remember when regular meant leaded.

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When I was about 10 or 11 my father gave me an M1 carbine that he got from the NRA for $20.00.

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What a phone? ...
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I remember when you had a seperate GPS, and camera. Now its all on your smart phone.......
We had compasses, and a camera that was usually a hand me down that used film.

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Yep, and high test was 96-98 octane

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Not the type we had. Most houses had a rotery phone in the kitchen. Living in NY we had many TV stations, 9 to be exact.
We did have a summer house and Taconic telephone only did party lines.


My 1st Deer gun was a bolt action Mossberg 12ga slug gun. It had rifle sights and everything. Paid $60.00 out the door brand new. I was making $3.00 off the books working 25 hours a week. Minimum was 1.90 or 2.10 at the time.

That slug gun went from the east coast to the rockies and everywhere between. Lots of game. I sold it about 15 years ago for $120.00 to a shop. Bad move on my part.

I still have a 100ct box of CCI .22lr ammo from the mid '70's. Written by hand it was $1.00, pretty steep for the time. But you could shoot small game for a month. Lots of cotton tails back then. You could also make .50 each for woodchucks from Farmers. I use to sell 1/2 cord of 4ft seasoned standing Hardwood deadwood for $7.00, all cut by hand and dragged out w/ a 1920's Shaw Du-All tractor, Pull start of course. Life was so much simpler those days. $5.00 in gas would last a week (.50 a gallon in NY). Now, less then 50 miles in the average car. The Cars also were much cheaper. My 1971 Lemans w/ a big block 350 was 2700.00 new. That was an expensive car.
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I'm jealous of all you "old" folk, I wish I coulda lived through those days.

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Well you may also remember when a new Ford Fairlane was $2,200 dollars and a pound of hamburger was .33 cents. All of that was before the Government was running the printing presses 24/7. This has become the largest tax increase in American history. The government has borrowed dollars from the American tax payers and repaid them with piles of inflated paper.
You mean like this one? With the deluxe package it ran a little more. Notice the sales tax!
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