Thursday, January 12, 2012

As Time Goes By

As time marches on over the last hundred years we have seen many changes in our environment and daily living.

I recently got an e-mail from a family member pointing out how much different the world was in 1910. It is really amazing how far we've come in the last hundred years.

For example let us take the year of 1910. The average life expectancy for men was 47 years ago. The popular car in this day was the Ford model R. the fuel for this car was sold at the drugstore. Very few homes had a bathtub only about 14%. The maximum speed limit in most towns was 10 mi./h. Only about 8% of the homes had a telephone.

There was also a great difference when you were shopping in the supermarket. The cost of sugar was four cents a pound, coffee $.15 a pound, eggs $.14 a dozen.

Here's a real eye-opener marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over-the-counter at the local drugstore. In 1910 these drugs were not considered harmful.

The population of Las Vegas was 30. Ten out of every adults could not read or write and only 6% of Americans had graduated from high school. There was also no Mother or Father's Day. Canned beer and Ice-T had not been invented yet. The last amazing statistic there was only 230 murders in the entire United States. As the saying goes we've come a long way baby can you imagine what the next hundred years may bring.

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