1932. What a year, right? Probably 99.9% of the people that read this blog were born AFTER 1932. Well, except for one person I know who receives this blog – MY MOTHER!
Interesting info on “How much things cost in 1932”:
Average cost of new house $6,510.00
Average wages per year $1,650.00
Cost of a gallon of gas 10 cents
Average cost for house rent $18.00 per month
A loaf of bread 7 cents
A lb of hamburger meat 10 cents
New car average price $610.00
It is hard to even imagine some of those prices – at least to me.
Yesterday Shirley Jean McDermott Scofield turned 80! Hard to believe, but true! She had her three children and three significant others there on hand to celebrate with her. We went all out last night at a wonderful restaurant, the best table in the house, and even a special solo from a violinist just for Shirl!
We went around the table and all said what we “love about Shirl.” No, she didn’t like the attention . . . but she also loved it. The main point of what was said was that my mom is selfless – she really does love God and then others. Always an encouraging word, always positive. There were some tears shed by all, and then, WAY too much food to help ease the joyful pain.
There it is there! Happy Monday – don’t forget to celebrate with those that God has in your path to celebrate. My advice: take the time, spend the money, order the food, share the toasts, get the gifts, and make the memories.
Love to all,
I attached both pictures with my sister Debbie Sund and my brother Paul Scofield — and yes, I am the YOUNGEST!