Friday, August 28, 2009

Did you know…? Golden Edition

…that 50 years ago pantyhose, which gave women the look of stockings without garters, garter-belts or corsets, were introduced? By a man, I’d bet.

…Barbie was born in 1959? That’s right, Ken, she’s 50!

…that in 1959, the one billionth can of Spam was sold? That makes Spam either very popular or very, very old.

…the average income 50 years ago was $5,016? For a whole year!

…the price of a house in 1959 was $30,000?

… Charlton Heston won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ben Hur 50 years ago?

…the price of gas in 1959 was .25ȼ a gallon.

…that a young man from Ohio and fresh out of the Navy, married a lovely girl from Tennessee?

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Happy 50th Anniversary!


August 29, 1959


  1. I LOVE the two pictures! They look so young to have already hit the Golden Anniversary. I hope that ll of yall had a great time at the big 5*0 party. Pictures please.

  2. AWWWW! Love those pictures. Congrats to them for 50 years. Enjoy the partay!

  3. I love, love, love, to hear about anniversaries. They make me happier than weddings. Congratulations on a long love...may you wake up smiling at one another for many more years.

  4. They do look young to have hit 50 years! I'm assuming they are your parents? Congratulations to them! My parents had their 50th anniversary this year too, in May. 1959 must have been a good year for weddings. :)

    By the way, my parents paid $16,000 for their new home in Tempe, Arizona in 1965. Can you imagine? You can barely find a car for that now. And they still live in that house.


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