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Sharon Canfield Dorsey – Voices From the 50’s

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Sharon Canfield Dorsey

What a difference 60 years makes!

“Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter?”

“If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, we won’t be able to hire outside help at the store.”

“Guess we’ll have to leave the car in the garage, now that gas is 25 cents a gallon.”

“I can’t believe some baseball player signed a contract for $50,000 a year, just to play ball.”

“I never thought I’d see the day when typewriters would be electric.”

“Things are so tough now-a-days, a few married women are working outside the home.”

“What has the world come to when mothers are hiring sitters to watch their kids while they work?”

“I’m afraid the Volkswagen is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.”

“Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the government takes half our income in taxes. I wonder if we’re electing the best people.”

“Fast food restaurants are convenient for a quick meal, but I doubt they will ever catch on.”

“I guess we’re going to have to cut out our trips. It costs $2 a night to stay in a hotel.”

“No one can afford to get sick these days — $15 a day in a hospital is too rich for my blood.”

“If they think I’m going to pay 30 cents for a haircut, they’re crazy!”

“Did you see that Elvis Presley gyrating on the Ed Sullivan Show? Disgraceful! Give me Sinatra or good old Bing Crosby.”

“I caught my daughter listening to rock and roll the other day. It sounds like a bunch of noise to me. I can’t even understand the lyrics.”



Sharon Canfield Dorsey is an award-winning poet and author of two children’s books, Herman, the Hermit Crab and the Mystery of the Big, Black Shiny Thing and Revolt of the Teacups; a memoir, Daughter of the Mountains; and a book of poetry, Tapestry. Her poems are also included in an anthology, Captured Moments. WATCH FOR A NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK IN THE FALL OF 2018, ILLUSTRATED BY HER GRANDDAUGHTERS.

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