Lunch Bunch - Jan. 8, 2008

There were 17 classmates and friends attending the January lunch bunch.  It was a spring-like day so perhaps some missing friends were playing golf. 
Barbara Baker, Donna Smith and Melanieís husband, Ed, were with us for the first time.  I was especially glad to see Donna.  She and I met in kindergarten in Glouster, OH and both of us moved to the big city, Zanesville, in junior high. Shirley shared Christmas greetings from Mary Fish, Peggy Holland, Bill Thompson, Margie Phillips.  Margie told us that Julianna has become a grandmother. 
We were happy to see Fannie Bell who has recently lost her husband.  I hope she was consoled by being with old friends.Our thoughts and prayers should be with Judy Gormley, Shirley Miller, and Shirley Smith as they struggle with recurring illnesses. 
On a lighter note Iíll include an e mail with comments from our era.
Comments made in the year 1955!
 'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going
 the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a
 week's groceries for $20.00.'
 'Have you seen the new cars coming out next
 year? It won't be long before $2,000.00 will only buy
 a used one.'
 'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm
 going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.
 'Did you hear the post office is thinking
 about charging a dime just to mail a letter?'
 'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00,
 nobody will be able to hire outside help at the
 'When I first started driving, who would have
 thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon.
 Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the
 'Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail
 hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next
 thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as
 long as the girls.'
 'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any
 more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with
 saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new
 movie has either HELL of DAMN in it.'
 'I read the other day where some scientist
 thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the
 end of the century. They even have some fellows they
 call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.'
 'Did you see where some baseball player just
 signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play
 ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be
making more than the President.'
 'I never thought I'd see the day all our
 kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even
 making electric typewriters now.'
 'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I
 see where a few married women are having to work to
 make ends meet.'
 'It won't be long before young couples are
 going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so
 they can both work.'
 'Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those
 Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the
 drop of a hat.'
 'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to
 open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.'
 'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day
 when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I
 sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to
 'The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice
 weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch
 'There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha
 anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $15.00 a night
 to stay in a hotel.'
 'No one can afford to be sick anymore, at
 $35.00 a day in the hospital it's too rich for my
 'If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair
 cut, forget it.'
Hope to see you February 12th at the Golden Coral. 
Jane Peugh Caldwell