News: Colby - Twenty Years Ago (4 Oct. 1917)

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----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/04/1917

Twenty Years Ago

Ladies wore bustles.

Operations were rare.

Nobody swatted the fly.

Nobody had seen a silo.

Nobody had appendicitis.

Nobody wore white shoes.

Nobody sprayed orchards.

Cream was five cents a pint.

Most young men had "livery bills."

Cantaloupes were muskmelons.

You never heard of a "tin Lizzie."

Doctors wanted to see your tongue.

Milk shake was a favorite drink.

Nobody cared for the price of gasoline.

Farmers came to town for their mail.

The hired girl drew one-fifty a week.

The butcher "threw in" a chunk of liver.

Folks said pneumatic tires were a joke.

Nobody "listened in" on a telephone.

There were no sane Fourths, nor electric meteors.

Strawstacks were burned instead of baled.

Publishing a country newspaper was not a business.

Jules Verne was the only convert to the submarine.

You stuck tubes in your ears to hear a phonograph, and it cost a dime.

-- Pike County (Ill.) Republican



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