Thursday, November 27, 2008

Good old days

With the high cost of everything today I found these ads from an old Sears Roebuck catalog in 1935. Prices seem to be eye popping cheap compared to today’s prices. We have to remember what folks made back then. I know my grandmother made $10.00 a week working in a cotton mill. Out of this she had $1.00 took out for her Christmas fund too buy her children and grandchildren Christmas gifts each year.
One yard of flannel fabric: 11 cent One yard of cotton fabric: 11 ½ cent. Ladies dresses: 74 cent. Three piece bedroom suit” $32.88, cash. Are you could pay $4.00 down. All wool blankets: $3.99 Men’s sweaters: 98 cents.