A. D. 1955, and a look into a crystal ball

406149_10150979704243051_895468668_nA. D. 1955, and a look into a crystal ball.  Crystal ball viewers are rarely accurate. (a repost from May, 2011))

 I was a junior in high school.  Dad bought my mother a bright red 1955 Chevy convertible with a continental kit on the rear and the power pack engine (180 hp)  It actually was a dog when it came to pickup, but really looked sharp when polished.

I actually remember hearing most of the comments below.  They really were spoken .

For many folks, 1955 was another one of those difficult years.  As the good book says, there is nothing new under the sun. So what else is different.

Susan Lipka, wife of Bishop Lipka, MDAS, passed this along.  Thank you, Susan.

Fr. Orthohippo

Comments made in the year 1955!

I’ll tell you one thing, if things
keep going the way they are,
its going to be impossible to
buy a weeks groceries for $10.00.

Have you seen the new cars
coming out next year?  It won’t be long before $1,000.00 will
only buy a used one.


If cigarettes keep going up in
price, I’m going to quit; 20 cents
a pack is ridiculous.

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.
Guess we would be better off leaving
the car in the garage.

I’m afraid to send my kids to the
movies any more.  Ever since they
let Clark Gable get by with saying
it seems every new movie has
either HELL or DAMN in it.

I read the other day where some
scientist thinks its possible to put
a man on the moon by the end of
the century. They even have some
fellows they call astronauts
preparing for it down in Texas .

About Fr. Orthohippo

The blog of a retired Anglican priest (MSJ), his musings, journey, humor, wonderment, and comments on today's scene.
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2 Responses to A. D. 1955, and a look into a crystal ball

  1. Gary Faulstich says:

    Please send me the 1955 pictures which are not showing up on your website. I am especially interested in the 55 Chevy since that was my very first car.

    • Sorry. I did not keep my original soource. When I was in high school, my dad bought a 1955 red chevy convertible with power pack and continental kit. actually was a bit of a dog compared to the 55 Bel;Air two door the Chevy dealeer’s son drove. It really looked great, though, and burbled nicely with the hollywood mufler. It is easy to google up lots of pictures. Good luck..

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