Patbretagne wrote: johnbron wrote:
Some of that I like
and a bunch of it I dont
Hi John, would you like to develope your statement? Just for interest,
Sure Pat, But I guess it doesn`t really matter cause 100 years ago I was not around to to know the differences.
Here is My short thoughts.
The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years. [Means I Probably Would Have Died Long Ago]
Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub. [Excluding Mine]
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. [Need That Phone To Type This]
A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven
There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved
roads. [Rough On Hitchhikers]
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. [Slow Police Chases]
Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily
populated than California.
With a mere 1.4 million residents,
California was only the 21st
most populous state in the Union.
[Must Have Been Nice]
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower! [Leave This One For You Pat!!]
The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents an hour.
The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
a dentist $2,500 per year,
a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and
a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year. [Over My Head]
More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home.
Ninety percent of all U.S. physicians had no college education.
Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were
in the press and by the government as "substandard."
[Probably Why Young Death Rate]
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
[At Todays Wages(Nice)]
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or
egg yolks for shampoo. [Yuk!!]
Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the
country for any reason.
[U.S. Should Take Heed Today]
The five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
[Only 2 Of Them Left To Worry About]
The American flag had 45 stars.
Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been
admitted to the Union yet.
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was 30!!! [How~Sweet]
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.
[Crosswords Are a Must]
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day. [Could live Without It]
Two of 10 U.S. adults couldn't read or write.
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated high school.
[That 94% Dropouts Probably More Learned Than Todays Grads]
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drugstores.
[Probably Less Drug Crime]
Eighteen percent of households in the U.S had at least one
full-time servant or domestic.
[Cant Even Imagine]
There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S. [Kinda-Vague Statistic]
And I forwarded this from someone else without typing it myself,
and sent it to you in a matter of seconds! [Very Convenient]