Sunday, May 22, 2022

It was 1922, 100 years ago

"The year is 1922,

One hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for Year 1922:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average US wage in 1922 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year.

A dentist earned $2,500 per year.

A veterinarian between $1,500 and 4,000 per year.

And a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at home

Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead,

they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned

in the press

AND in the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women washed their hair once a month. and, used Borax or egg

yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed law prohibiting poor people from entering into their

country for any reason.

The Five leading causes of death were:

1 Pneumonia and influenza

2 Tuberculosis

3 Diarrhea

4 heart disease

5 Stroke

The American flag had 48 stars ...

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was neither a Mother's Day nor Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write And, only 6 percent

of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were available over the counter at

local drugstores. Back then pharmacists said: "Heroin clears the

complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels,

and is a perfect guardian of health!" (Shocking?)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or

domestic help...

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.

I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it

myself. From there, it will be sent to others all over WORLD all in a

matter of seconds! It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in

another 100 years.

Never mind 100 years.......just 5 more years"

I'm passing this along without checking the statistics and details. My mother was 10 years old in 1922, so some of this sounds familiar from things she would tell me when we were doing the dishes with an enameled chipped dishpan in the 1940s. My father didn't use an inside toilet until he attended high school in Polo, Illinois--around 1926.  I can remember when gasoline was $.25 a gallon in the 1950s.   Use if you wish; I didn't write it.

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