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#1919867 01/15/2022 12:08 PM
by bonefish
The Year is 1922
Very interesting for all ages.
The year is 1922,"One hundred years ago."
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for Year 1922:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average US wage in 1922 was 22 cents per hour.

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

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year.

A dentist earned $2,500 per year.

A veterinarian between $1,500 and 4,000 per year.

And, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at home

Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND in the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

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

Canada passed law prohibiting poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

The Five leading causes of death wer

1 Pneumonia and influenza
2 Tuberculosis
3 Diarrhea
4 Heart disease
5 Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars ...

The population of Las Vegas , Nevada was only 30.

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was neither a Mother's Day nor Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were available over the counter at local drugstores. Back then pharmacists said: "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is a perfect guardian of health!" (Shocking?)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help..

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.
I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself. From there, it will be sent to others all over WORLD all in a matter of seconds! It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

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#1919923 Jan 15th a 08:04 PM
by GMdawg
My great grandmother use to tell me stories about how they waded across the Ohio river in the summers.
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#1920214 Jan 16th a 11:35 PM
by Dawgs4Life
100 years from now the Browns will still be searching for a QB and Super Bowl

But I love things like this. It is crazy how drastically the world has changed in just 100 years
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#1920312 Jan 17th a 04:28 PM
by Dawgs4Life
Well said. I often hear my grandparents (who were born circa 1930) say how their parents had the toughest of lives … WW1, pandemic, depression, WW2, cultural revolution, etc
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#1920477 Jan 18th a 01:28 PM
by bonefish
My parents were born in 1914 and 1918.

I learned from them what their early lives were like. It blows me away that my grandparents were born in the late 1800's.

I never knew them all were immigrants.

My father was a master sergeant in WWII.

My parents lived through the Great Depression. You don't experience what their lives were like and not be formed by those times.

Just as every generation teaches the next. My parents life experiences were passed on to me in lessons.

100 years is not much time but with how fast the world is changing now the changes are coming at warp speed.
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#1920601 Jan 19th a 12:59 AM
by WooferDawg
Chlorination of public water supplies and antibiotics contributed greatly to the increase in age.
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#1921183 Jan 23rd a 02:05 AM
" I work at the palace ballroom, but gee that palace is cheap
When I get back to my chilly hall room I'm much too tired to sleep.
I'm one of those lady teachers, A beautiful hostess you know.
The kind the Palace features, For only a dime a throw.
Ten cents a dance That's what they pay me, Gosh how they weigh me down
Ten cents a dance Pansies and rough guys, Tough guys who tear my gown!
Seven to midnight I hear drums.
Loudly the saxophone blows,
Trumpets are breaking my eardrums. Customers crush my toes.
Someimtes I think, I've found my hero But it's no clear romance.
All that you need is a ticket, Come on, big boy, ten cents a dance.

Fighters and sailors and bowlegged tailors Can pay for their ticket and rent me
Butchers and barbers and rats from the harbors Are sweethearts my good luck has sent me.
Though I've a chorous of elderly beaux, Stockings are porous with holes in the toes.
I'm here till closing time, Dance and be merry, it's only a dime.

Ten cents a dance That's what they pay me, Gosh how they weigh me down
Ten cents a dance Pansies and rough guys, Tough guys who tear my gown

Sometimes I think I've found my hero, but it's no clear romance.
All that you need is a ticket,
Come on, big boy, ten cents a dance."

The system; was broken, is still broken. "Everybody knows that the dice are loaded, everybody rolls with their fingers crossed"
one hundred years, two hundred years, three hundr
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