Just a few fast facts first: The average house in 1950 sold for $14,000 The average annual income in the ‘50s was just under $3,000 Most women were homemakers and stay-at-home moms Most families were married couples and raised three children In 1950 fewer than 1 in 10 American homes owned a TV set. By … Continue reading Life in the “Fabulous Fifties”
When cleaning my desk in my home office I came upon a birthday card from my second born son and his wife. I had set this card aside after initially receiving it in January 2013. When I received it, I couldn't fully focus on it with others around. I knew though that I wanted to … Continue reading When’s the Last Time You Expressed Your Feelings Through a Greeting Card?
My maternal grandmother (mamma) Alice Loretta Lathrop Ford and her son, my Uncle John Austin Ford, were known for liking people and keeping them close. A few of these people stand out in my memories from the 1950s (in no specific order). Robert Peterson, “Pete”: A 30ish, handsome, slightly built man of American Indian descent … Continue reading Diversity Among Friends in the 1950s