Re: A Hundred Years Ago & Right Now10/23/19
posted by ken lewetzow
Like Paul Judge, I had a flashback moment to 1938. Richard Morgan, my 4th grade classmate at Alamo School showed me his new Jefferson nickel- -all shinny, brilliant, and beautiful! The buffalo nickel was now being phased out!
I wondered if a nickel was still a nickel?
Yes, a nickel bought a candy bar. But why choose that when you could get a simulated pipe made of black licorice for 3cents, and about 4" length of sugar-dot candy on a paper strip?
The Hershey chocolate bar went from 5cents to 10cents after WWII, and costs for everything have been uphill since then.