Sunday, March 7, 2010

88 and counting...

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Yesterday was my grandmother's 88th Birthday....

We celebrated with a lunch at Olive Garden.
Wow!

88 years....

Think about that....

In 1922, when Grandma was born, a gallon of gasoline was $.25

a loaf of bread was $.15


average family income was around $2,500 for a middle class family

the average cost of a home was $7,197.00

the average cost of a car was $850.


But check out the fashion in 1922....I LOVE IT!


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..and look at the type of car they drove...


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It's amazing to think about how drastic things have changed since my grandmother was born.  She's seen a lot in her 88 years, and I always enjoy hearing her stories about years past.

The world really gained something special on March 6, 1922 when she was born!!! 

Happy Birthday Bo!!!!!




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4 comments:

Mandy said...

I love these pictures!!
You are so lucky to have her with you still. March 5th was my granny's birthday, she would have been 78...it's been three years & I still miss her like it was yesterday. :(

Treasure your time & those stories...they will be worth so much to you one day! :)

LOVE the fashion too & your gramdma looks like a little rock star! ;)

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The McBrayer family said...

Love this! Your grandmother is precious! LOVE the boa! ha!! Special times!!

kelley williamson conway said...

Awwww! Happy birthday, Mrs. Doris!! You are right; she realy is a special lady. And she looks as fabulous as ever (love the tiara + boa)! :D