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« Reply #360 on: December 19, 2016, 1:16 AM »

At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear co-worker who was leaving the company due to "downsizing," our manager commented cheerfully, "This is fun. We should do this more often." Not a word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.
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« Reply #361 on: December 20, 2016, 1:04 AM »

I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the life of her couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.
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« Reply #362 on: December 20, 2016, 6:46 PM »

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« Reply #363 on: December 21, 2016, 2:24 AM »


When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver's side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.
"Hey," I announced to the technician, "It's open!"
To which he replied, "I know - I already got that side."

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« Reply #364 on: December 22, 2016, 2:32 AM »


Did you hear about the guy from Alabama who passed away and left his entire estate to his beloved widow, but she can't touch it 'til she's 14.

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« Reply #365 on: December 23, 2016, 3:14 AM »

1901 versus 2017
As we run up to 2017, I decided to end the year with a look back at the beginning of the previous century and see what it was like in the US.


Only 6% of all Americans had graduated from high school.

The average life expectancy in the United States was 47.

Only 14% of the homes in the United States had a bathtub.
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« Reply #366 on: December 23, 2016, 6:39 AM »

He is on his way soon:

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« Reply #367 on: December 24, 2016, 5:25 AM »

More statistics from the US in 1901:
 
Only 8% of the homes had a telephone when a three minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the US and 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
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« Reply #368 on: December 24, 2016, 5:00 PM »

Furthermore, that eleven dollars might represent a week or two's salary for a filing clerk.
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« Reply #369 on: December 25, 2016, 4:32 AM »

More statistics from the US in 1901:

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California.

With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the twenty-first most populous State in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
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« Reply #370 on: December 26, 2016, 3:55 AM »

More statistics from the US in 1901:
 
The average wage in the US was twenty-two cents an hour.

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

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2500 per year, a veterinarian between $1500 and $4000 per year and a mechanical engineer about $5000 per year.
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« Reply #371 on: December 27, 2016, 12:52 PM »

More statistics from the US in 1901:

More than 95% of all births in the United States took place at home.

Ninety percent of all US physicians had no college education. Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee cost fifteen cents a pound.
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« Reply #372 on: December 28, 2016, 8:27 AM »

More statistics from the US in 1901:

Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the Country for any reason,either as travelers or immigrants.

The five leading causes of death in the US were: 1. Pneumonia and influenza 2. Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart disease 5. Stroke
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« Reply #373 on: December 28, 2016, 2:53 PM »

More statistics from the US in 1901:

and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.


Was still used when I was young - I remember Borax well on Monday nights!
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« Reply #374 on: December 29, 2016, 3:41 AM »

I have not used shampoo since January 1st 1995. If you stop using shampoo you have to endure several weeks of greasy hair, but the natural lanolin eventually kicks in and it makes the hair look and feel good. When I shower I use the last (watered-down) remnants of the shower gel on the sponge to go over the surface hair without damaging the scalp layer. This saves a fortune and time.


More statistics from the US in 1901:

The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

Drive-by-shootings -- in which teenage boys galloped down the street on horses and started randomly shooting at houses, carriages, or anything else that caught their fancy were an ongoing problem in Denver and other cities in the West.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was thirty. The remote desert community was inhabited by only a handful of ranchers and their families.
 
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« Reply #375 on: December 29, 2016, 12:46 PM »

I was around for Alaska and Hawaii.  For a while I thought that having a new state admitted to the Union was an annual event.
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« Reply #376 on: December 30, 2016, 4:17 AM »

More statistics from the US in 1901:

Plutonium, insulin, and antibiotics hadn't been discovered yet.

Scotch tape, crossword puzzles, canned beer and iced tea hadn't been invented.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
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« Reply #377 on: December 31, 2016, 3:45 AM »

A final group of statistics from the US in 1901:

One in ten US adults couldn't read or write.

Only 6% of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drugstores.
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« Reply #378 on: December 31, 2016, 11:39 AM »

Many of the "patent" medicines back then had laudanum, a cheap opiate derivative, as one of their main active ingredients.  Also common in patent medicines was alcohol, some of which was methanol, a kind of alcohol that damaged the eyes and other tissues.
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« Reply #379 on: May 20, 2017, 2:54 AM »


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