Wednesday, June 8, 2011

In 1933...

Meg, Ren, Sissy, John-Heath, and my momma.

...many things happened. We were in the middle of the worst year of the Great Depression, the top soil of drought-ridden lands in the Midwest was stripped by strong winds causing dust bowls, FDR became the U.S. president, five-year-old Shirley Temple signed a contract with Fox, the original King Kong was shown to movie-goers, and the Loch Ness Monster was sighted for the first time in modern times.

But the greatest event for me personally that year was the birth of a baby girl named Betty Jean. 'Cause if she hadn't come along, you wouldn't be reading this right now.

Happy Birthday, Momma. I love ya!

How Much things cost in 1933
Average Cost of new house $5,750.00
Average wages per year $1,550.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 10 cents
Average Cost for house rent $18.00 per month
Vacuum Cleaner $17.75
A loaf of Bread 7 cents
Newport Boulevard Ladies Hat $1.69
A LB of Hamburger Meat 11 cents
Silk and Rayon Stockings 39 cents a Pair
Plymouth 6 Car $445.00
Health Building Tonic 89 cents
Campbells Vegetable Soup 10 cents
1933 Vintage Radio $52.00
Average Laborers Wage $20.00 per week

Information obtained here.

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