On the Upbeat, Positively Carolan

Now Fast Forward …

Life in 1935

  • The Monopoly board game is launched.
  • Lawrence of Arabia dies in a motorcycle accident.
  • Toyota autos are introduced in Japan.
  • W.A. introduces Air Hostesses on the 14-passenger DC-2.
  • Boulder (Hoover) Dam begins operations.
  • Life Expectancy is 59.7 years.
  • Elvis Presley is born on January 8th.
  • Woody Allen is born on December 1st.
  • Mutiny on the Bounty won the Academy Award.
  • The original Les Miserables was also drawing crowds.

And how about the cost of living?

  • New House — $3400.
  • Average Income — $1600. per year
  • New Car — $625.
  • Average Rent — $22. a month
  • Tuition to Harvard — $420. per year
  • Movie ticket — 25¢
  • Gasoline — 10¢ per gallon
  • US Postage Stamp –3¢ each

KimbroughStoreAnd food …

  • Sugar — 59¢ for 10 pounds
  • Milk — 47¢ per gallon
  • Ground Coffee — 37¢ per pound
  • Bacon — 30¢ per pound
  • Eggs — 17¢ per dozen
  • Ground Beef — 11¢ per pound
  • Sirloin Steak — 39¢ per pound
  • Fresh Baked Bread — 8¢ per loaf
  • Campbell’s Tomato Soup — 4 cans for 25¢
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