Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Going Back in Time

Back to Wednesday, July 2, 1958.

As I thumbed through this mess of an old newspaper this morning I found an article that you just don't see in today's papers. Here it is:

Welcome Mat
Now making their home on Harvey Road are Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Crain and children, Sarah, 13 years old; Eddie, 15; and Carolyn, 16, former residents of Shidler, Oklahoma.
Welder for Kerr-McGee Oil Industries, Mr. Crain and his family attend the Methodist church.

There was also this little bit of information tossed in the mix of this paper. It was located at the end of an article that is about a Farewell party given to honor someone moving. Do they really still do that? Here is the information they found interesting then:

Families with an annual income averaging $4,000-5,000 purchase one-fifth of all consumer goods in the country.

I found it interesting anyway. More from 1958 another day!


Blogger Cheeky said...

How nice - to know that a community would bid farewell or welcome new members via the newspaper....

8/02/2006 11:12 AM  
Blogger willowtree said...

I think I remember reading that article when it was news!

8/02/2006 6:24 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

There is a small town about 20 miles from here that has a weekly newspaper that still has all that great stuff. PLUS, they have a section that does a 5 year, 10 year, 25 year, 50 year, etc.... review of something from the paper that week so many years ago.

8/03/2006 1:02 AM  
Blogger willowtree said...

I think its about time for a Mia update, and maybe a pic too, please.

8/03/2006 7:15 AM  
Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

I love reading old papers lol. When I do research for geneology I come across things like that. Things like who was having a reunion and who was visiting who from out of town. Things that made the paper less depressing than reading all the news of today.

8/03/2006 7:51 AM  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

I can't imagine only making $4,000 a year. Hell. I'd be hard pressed to pay my bills over two months with that little cash.

(Yes, yes, I know, inflation...)

8/04/2006 12:06 AM  

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