I Remember When Buying Gas and Groceries Was Cheap

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    That Was Another Time

    A time when cars were big and heavy and drank lots of gas, the grocery stores were still sporting cash registers with buttons and a cashier who chewed her gum so annoyingly all the ladies in town talked about her behind her back!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 6, 2011

    WOW Down Memory Lane

    Remember when gas cost .60 and bread was .25. Soda was .50 in a glass bottle big 16oz, miss that taste. Peanuts and Pepsi cost a buck it is almost 3 dollars now. Tootsie rolls and bazooka Joe gum was a penny. Fuel was always leaded.  If you could spend 150.00 for...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2009

    What the ....

    i went to the local grocery store andeverything in the store had doubled in price.some tripled.how is anyone to keep up?i had 40 dollars and walked out with next to nothing.i dred to see a year from now.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2009

    I Remember It Like It Was Yesterday

    I was too young to buy groceries and not old enough to drive but I do remember the old days. I remember Sundays especially - the big stores were all closed and most folks seemed to embrace keeping Sundays for rest or for family. I remember the smell of the roast beef we had every...
    seaglassgirl seaglassgirl
    56-60
    Feb 9, 2012

    23 Years Ago.

          Gas was .95 cents.        Could get two weeks of groceries for 50.00 dollars. Not these days.. Too much greed in life . In my opinion is why prices are high..
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5
    41-45, M
    Jul 8, 2009

    I Do

        i remember when gas was 1.50 a gallion .  now it is like 2.59 a gallion . that is too much . groceries are expensive but you have to shop around . . i buy somethings at my work winn dixie . like the buy one get one free frosted flakes and eddy's ice cream...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 10, 2009

    Well the Food

    Okay so joined this group when gas was nearing $5/gal and now we are around $1.55... now if only food would come down and wages up. At least I can drive to work now without turning in the change from the piggy bank
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2008

    Years Ago

    I remember years ago when I was a teenager going to the movies for 50cents. Today everything has gone sky high. Food, clothing and everything else you can think of has gone way off the charts. I believe it is due to greed. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Household...
    RESCUE RESCUE
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2008

    Robbed At the Register

    Just for the fun of it, I remember when things were very affordable.  Gas was 25 cents a gallon..bread was 19 cents a loaf.A candy bar was a nickel..a gallon of milk was 79 cents.. oh a great new car was less then 4k..amazing huh?
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    5 Responses Oct 14, 2008

    2 Dollars Meant A Great Weekend

    I got my first car when I was 15. My brother and I worked for three weeks in the summer painting a new concrete block barn. Our pay for the job was a 1955 Ford Fairlane convertible. We shared the work and we shared the car. We did everything together that year. We lived in farm...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Apr 10, 2013
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