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Seen on the roadPosted Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 6:34 AM
This old Nash was seen near Hayti.
I love to drive around the state, snapping photos, whenever I see something that piques my curiosity.
Traveling down to Hayti to visit my friend's brother in the Pemiscot Hospital, we saw this 1940 Nash with an Oldsmobile motor. My friend is somewhat of an amateur car historian, so we spend a fair amount of time, looking at these old dinosaurs...
My dad had a beautiful sky blue Nash Rambler, when we lived in Dexter during the fifties. We kids thought it was wonderful, since the back seat could lie flat. Not many cars had that feature back then.
I wonder what gas cost in 1940? Mmm..As I wave my Google wand, I can look back and see!! In 1940, the following prices applied:
Gasoline: 18 cents/gal
Bread: 8 cents/loaf
Milk: 34 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 131
Average Annual Salary: $1,900
Minimum Wage: 30 cents per hour
Now, as we hover on the edge of $5.00 a gallon gas, we might well sing "Oh, for the Good ole Days"!!!
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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 573-722-5322.