Sunday, April 27, 2008
i find back then a little verduner learned about real money, no credit, parents didn't
hand out money, no restaurants, wanted that bike from wolfe cycles in the front window?? hockey, football equipment, even girls wanted barbie dolls, skipping rope
little kicthen sets, wagan etc.
we had to learn how to make a real dollar to get that stuff we wanted
there was the newspaper run, grocgeries deliveries using your wagon
deliver beer with those big baskets on the bikes, pharmacy delivery
shoveling snow, girls were baby sitting, there was lots more of self employment
for that person to make a real dollar.
back then we made real money, not like today printing paper worthless money
and worst credit, back then we lent monay to third world countries to help them out out??
today we owe third world countries on money borrowed from them sad but
lets see back then a verduner would get a average of 10 delivey's of groceries
on a saturday work day summer time, the wagons can move much easy on the
25 cents a delivery, plus if the service is good you get a dime tip or at times another
25 cents. so on average 35 cents a run.
10 x 35 cents = 3.50 of real silver money back in the early 60's
what would that be worth today if you never used it and just keep it in a box,
last month silver it over 21 dolars a ounce, today it tanked to 16.80 a ounce
don't worry the cental banks are just buying time, soon silver will hit over 30.00
dollars a ounce.
real silver money from 1920 to 1967
today value on 16.80 a ounce
dime = 1.01
quarter = 2.52
half dollar = 5.05
dollar = 10.10
back then a small coke and a bag of chips was less that quarter, plus you get 2 cents for the bottle return.
something to think about