Thursday, March 3, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday

This is a cancelled check, written by my uncle, John Beane Jr. on 31 Oct, made payable to the Monroe Watchman, our local "hometown" newspaper, which runs weekly.

Back in 1951 a one year subscription was an enture $2.04.

Today, the same subscriptions costs me $22.00 [$28.00 if living out of state!].

Now that's inflation!!!


Bob Baker said...

I have heard my grandfather say that he worked for $1.00 a day during the depression in the early 1930's, so he would have had to work 2 days for this subscription. I don't know that I would want to pay two days of today's wages for a one year subscription.

Debora K said...

I just wanted to comment and say I really appreciate all your posts related to Monroe County.

Debora Wykle Kerr