Monday, May 02, 2005

GOOD OLD DAYS

Editor, Times-Union:

Am I missing something or not?

We went to work at 6 a.m. and worked to 3 p.m. That way we had time after work to fish or work the yard. Now they work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and want to turn the clock up an hour so they can have more daylight time.

The sign at the grocery store said: pork and beans 15 cents - lard 10 cents a pound - milk 25 cents a gallon, now it says - gasoline $2.39 - smokes $3.40 a pack - beer $26 for 18. Jesse Bradway owned a grocery store and had a 50-gallon drum of fuel oil in the back room. The Health Board made him take out the oil. If you touched food and the oil pump everyone in town would be sick.

Back then everyone ate in the kitchen and the toilets were outside. Now they moved the toilets inside so it is big time to eat outside.

When we were young, car drivers knew not to turn right on a red street light, now Indiana passed a law that you could turn right on a red light. They spent much money on cute little signs that say "no right turn on red."

We had three numbers on our telephone and never received a wrong number. Now we have eleven numbers and receive a wrong number daily. I hear that China is taking out all of the phones. They ring to many wongs.

Harold A. Garber

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

easily the funniest and oddest letter to the editor yet. also mildly racist.

T.S. Farmhand said...

Back then everyone ate in the kitchen and the toilets were outside. Now they moved the toilets inside so it is big time to eat outside.

Damn whippersnappers moving their toilets inside!

harry near indy said...

warsaw times-union, right?

the newspaper that ran the letter.

i used to be a reporter for some newspapers in indiana, and i remember the name.

btw, sir, you've said you're from indiana. are you a native of this warsaw?