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

Wordless Wednesday…with some words…

I like wordless Wednesdays. It gives me a chance to show off some pictures that I have cramming up my phone. Let’s see, since you’ve alread...