THE GOOD OL’ DAYS!!!                                                                     …OR ARE THEY REALLY???

Most people complain that everything seems to be wrong with today, and they always talk so fondly about the ‘good ol days’.

Were they really all that good? Even if they were, why can’t they focus on what’s good in today? I am sure they would find something good if they look for it. At any rate, the present will one day be their past, and if today is all that bad, how then are they ever going to look back to today and talk about these good old days?

I suggest you focus on what’s good in today and create new memories, which you can in the future look back and reminiscence these good old days. In that, you will always have the good old days to recall, while living in and creating more ‘good old days’ for your future. What a beautiful way to live, wouldn’t you say?

Lets pay a short visit to these ‘good ol days’ that everyone talks about and see how really good they were during those good ol’ days?

Lets say, we pay the good ol’ 1909 a visit….

Imagine the year is 1909, one hundred years ago. I wonder what a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1909, to indulge your imagination…

The average life expectancy was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel  Tower!

The average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hour.

The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year. A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as ‘substandard. ‘

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza

2. Tuberculosis

3. Diarrhea

4. Heart disease

5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of Las Vegas,  Nevada, was only 30!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn’t been invented yet.

There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, ‘Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.’ (shocking!)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.

(Mainly because there was a firearm of some sort in almost every home!  An armed society is a POLITE society)

Now, I wonder, if the good ol’ days were really all that good?

I was able to make this information available to you, and for the rest of the world to read, for free, in a matter of minutes!  I doubt very much if this access was available in the good ol’ days?

Now, if you think how far we have progressed in the last 100 years, try (if you can) to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years!!!


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