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james michael
12-06-2005, 02:58 AM
and i thought it was interesting...


Hi Precious,

I thought you may find SOME of these quite interesting.

If you happen to be up and out today, please call me. I need something
picked up at my doctor's office tomorrow. I really would appreciate it. I
love you very much.


The Year Was 1905


The year is 1905 -- one hundred years ago. What a difference a century
makes!

Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the year 1905:

The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads in the U.S.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated
than California.
With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous
state in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.

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

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year, a dentist
$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 in the U.S. took place at home.

Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had no college education. Instead, they
attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the
press and by 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 only once a month, and they used borax or egg
yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their
country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:

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

The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and
Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!

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

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every ten U.S. adults couldn't read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the
local corner drugstores.

Back then a pharmacist said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy
to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect
guardian of health." (Shocking!)

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

There were about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years!

The Roman Candle
12-06-2005, 03:05 AM
Haha. You're grandma loves you.

james michael
12-06-2005, 03:12 AM
Haha. You're grandma loves you.
im not one of those people who gets defensive about my family, hell i dont even like most of them, but if you fuck with my grandma, i will make death by a thousand sweaty jock straps seem preferable to what i will do to you...

Artie Pink
12-06-2005, 04:40 AM
That's very sweet, on so many levels.

Grandma's are great. I wish I had a techno savvy Grandma, or any Grandma for that matter.

You're a lucky guy, Bloodyheck. Tell your Grandma that her pal Jim says "Merry Christmas", man.

Shwicaz
12-06-2005, 04:42 AM
but if you fuck with my grandma, i will make death by a thousand sweaty jock straps seem preferable to what i will do to you...


I thought death by a thousand sweaty jock straps was nice before I was offered a choice.....

Joshzilla
12-06-2005, 04:46 AM
Those were very interesting, Precious.

Mr. E!
12-06-2005, 04:47 AM
im not one of those people who gets defensive about my family, hell i dont even like most of them, but if you fuck with my grandma, i will make death by a thousand sweaty jock straps seem preferable to what i will do to you...


I dunno, that sounds pretty defensive to me... :mistrust:
Seriously though, I think it is great that your grandmother is still alive and thinks of you enough to send you a nice e-mail. Cherish her, man. I only have one left, she's 99, and she can't do much anymore. Sigh.

james michael
12-06-2005, 04:51 AM
yeah, my grandmas one of my best friends... when i was little, id spend the weekends with her, and when i was a little older, id go to her house on my way home from school to eat some capn crunch... she would take me to half price books and get me a buttload of comics... now, she cant do as much, but i take her to walmart when she needs it, unload her car, and stuff like that when i can... shes capable of taking care of herself just fine, but im happy to be there, as long as she is...

AAlgar
12-06-2005, 05:03 AM
Those were very interesting, Precious.

Am I the only one who thought of the dog in Silence of the Lambs?

Artie Pink
12-06-2005, 05:03 AM
yeah, my grandmas one of my best friends... when i was little, id spend the weekends with her, and when i was a little older, id go to her house on my way home from school to eat some capn crunch... she would take me to half price books and get me a buttload of comics... now, she cant do as much, but i take her to walmart when she needs it, unload her car, and stuff like that when i can... shes capable of taking care of herself just fine, but im happy to be there, as long as she is...

You're a good dude, dude.

james michael
12-06-2005, 05:43 AM
You're a good dude, dude.
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