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It used to be hardtimes??
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Clod    Posted 05-23-2004 at 17:52:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was looking for parts for an air compressor just now and found a story about the company who built the compressor,Also I learned they are still in operation..But the story tells about the industial days in the USA as opposed to the hightech/service industry in this "age of information". Well,,Not all bosses were bad guys in those days. Ofcourse I dont know how well the workers were paid. But with gas a nickle a gallon I guess a few smackers a week would be satisfactory..

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 05-23-2004 at 19:09:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Clod did you go to the Park or American movie theater? I grew up less than a mile from the same tracks but on the other side of the Trinity River we did the same and the Rio movie house cost 15 cents. you guys had it made.

Clod    Posted 05-23-2004 at 19:28:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Vic,,The Rio theatre was only 9 cents!

deadcarp    Posted 05-23-2004 at 17:57:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was poor most of my life but we always had plenty to eat. When mom got a good (90-cent-hour pulling weeds at the tree nursery) job in 1959, we bought a new chevy. :)

Clod    Posted 05-23-2004 at 18:36:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh I thought we were poor when I was growing up.Now,From this vantage point I see we were very well off like my Dady used to try to tell us.We had a one acre garden that gave us more than enough food so we sold the rest to the store in town.We had a house that was paid for the week it was finished because my dad could do everything that would today be turned over to professionals.We had very few and low taxes,Very few bills to pay because my father hated to borrow or buy on credit.(Shakespeare was right) Neither a borrower nor a lender be! We had one vehicle most of the time which was an International pickup.Though my father bought a used Buick at times.We hunted in the winter for food ,We needed no hunting nor fishing license nor permission to hunt on lands with game and fish.We didnt need much to be content ,,Once in awhile we would buy a bike or wagon from Western Auto store in town..The show cost 9 cents and we saved gas by walking the two miles to thne show.If it was a monster movie we ran home.<><><>Oh..I heard a knock.

Alias    Posted 05-23-2004 at 18:55:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, you sound just like a kid that lived near us. Where ya from? ..........gfp

Clod    Posted 05-23-2004 at 19:02:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
IM STILL A KID THAT LIVES NEAR YOU SIR! Ha ha! I was born by the railroad tracks in a small town in Liberty county Texas.After all these years I am living by those very same tracks but 8 miles east .I went far but ended 8 miles away from where I started out.Oh,,It's not over yet,It just seems like it.

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