Friday, February 04, 2011
1987: REMEMBERING THE HOKEY POKEY AND OTHER CHILDHOOD GOODIES OF YESTERYEAR
Remember the penny and nickel "Chance Board?" Come on back with me to the 1940's and early 1950's when gas was 19.9 a gallon, candy bars were a nickel, Coke (the beverage!), Pepsi, and Kerns, Twin Cola were a nickel a bottle and a large bottle of was 15 cents. A cup of coffee was a nickel, donuts were 30 cents a dozen, But best of all, those great goodies described in my 1987 column "Goodies From the Past" were within the reach of some, but not all of us. Today, a quart of ice cream has been quietly reduced in quantity with a package just a bit smaller than the original package. The nickel candy bar has morphed into a smaller package with a price of around 80 cents.