Daily thoughts by a guy that doesn't like to think deeply too often!
posted by Brian at 8:07 AM
The EPHS has many LIFE magazines bound into two big binders full of those same ads. The old newspapers in the back have more interesting ditties of a segrigated and less politically correct EP like an ad of a tin cut out of a cartoonish black child holding a watermelon and welded to a rotating lawn sprinkler." For sale on Main St. "back in the day." Those old ads can teach yo a lot if you compare them to todays attitudes.
I remember going to the doc as a child and he'd be sitting there puffing away. Seemed perfectly normal, as almost everybody smoked. Ladies didn't smoke on the street or in public places, but a lot of them did smoke at home or when at their girlfriends' homes. My mother gave up smoking when the price went up to 25 cents a pack. Long, long ago!!!
When I started, they were 50 cent a pack at the J&L. It was in that little service station that Kidds later moved into. Right next to the dariy queen and the VFW on Norman Berry Dr. We would walk down when Russell High was there and get them in the morning before classes started. We would go out for Smoke Breaks during lunch with the teachers and the students and teachers all smoked together.
I can't remember what they cost when I started smoking. I was about 11. My friend Marcia and I would take long walks after church on Sundays and smoke 'til we couldn't smoke no more!!!It's now getting to the point where I'm going to have to choose between gasoline and ciggies. I had quit and then started up again. I have to say it was better when I wasn't smoking - that stale stench in the house and car is quite awful!
When I started smoking they were 1.15 a pack. And I thought that New york prices were outrageous at 2.50. Of course Gas was at 85 cents a gallon.Mic
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