Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday...

Can you believe how HIGH these CD interest rates were in 1980?
Holy moley, have we ever gone downhill since then! We're barely getting a half-point these days on our savings.Let's just hope that "Happy Days" will come visit us again before the decade runs out.
To see more vintage items, of much more interest than this entry, please stop by ColoradoLady's site.

29 comments:

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

WOW...things can only get better can't they??..hopefully sooner than later :)

Dawn said...

Would be nice.....

Bea said...

LOL! It would be nice. And your post was interesting...

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

My, I forgot that our money was once worth something...lol...maybe it will be again one day.Sighh

Protector of Vintage said...

Very interesting post. Hope better economic days are ahead! Take care~

Elizabeth said...

That's neat that you still have that newspaper. I bet my dad has some in "the basement." In the 80s I was in hs, saving $ to go to college. My parents would match my $ every time I saved 500.00. I remember opening a CD w/ $2,000.00 at 18% interest!!!! I think that was in 1982.

CC said...

Someday..maybe Happy Days life will roll around again.. Happy VTT and have a great day..

Coloradolady said...

Oh. My. Can you imagine....my husband would drive himself crazy at the reminder of this....I don't think I will tell him. Fun to see in print again...even if it is a fond memory. Have a great week!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Great post Momma, after getting my 401 K statement the other day it was very upsetting....there has to be some "HAPPY DAYS" ahead...
Great Vintage thingy post!

Chatty Crone said...

Hopefully. when things are this far down - there is only one way to go - UP! (Hopefully).

Love your Smashbox (?) picture box. Love you with your granddaughter - you look so incredibly happy!

A child's love is just free . . . no strings attached.

Cricket said...

Wouldn't THAT be nice?!?!

Susan said...

That would be nice but we shall see. Interesting what tidbits I could pick up if I unwrapped some things that are stored with (now) old newspapers.

gin said...

Those were the good ole' days!!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

wow!
I remain hopeful and optimistic that things will turn around for us. Hopefully sooner then later.

Amy said...

gosh tha'ts amazing, looking at old newspaper ads is fun!

Raggedy Girl said...

If I showed that to my son a bank financial advisor he would just cry!
Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday
from Roberta Anne

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Always interesting to see how things change! Helps me to be content with what I have and to take life one day at a time.
Enjoyed your post.
Blessings to you!
Claudia O.

Jewelgirl said...

Yes, once upon a time money was worth
something. Let's hope the economy
starts an upswing trend! :)

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I'm such a sourpuss, dearie...I don't think we're anywhere near bottom yet!

Have ye figured out how to save yer template yet? Let the Olde Dame know...

mannequin said...

Geez. I have an eleven year old that believes that giving him $5 a week allowance should be illegal.

Robin said...

Oh...those were the days! Love the transformation you are making on your blog!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Well my dear sista....I have entered...hard hat on...ready to jump in if I need too ( ok...I understand that this clueless blogger is not wanted to help)but I could have been part of the demolition crew...LOL Today I am practicing copy and pasting...snip...snip...oh poop I spilled the glue...guess I'm stuck...get it? Here till Penniwig is done! On second thought...LOL I have seen the ol' dame with a wooden spoon, and that pointy flailin thing....I think I shall take the Corgi Babies and go out for a walk...NO sense in us disturbing the ARTIST...THE MASTER ...THE BLOGGING QUEEN OF KNOWLEGE...I shall let Penniwig work...but can you tell me...Is there something BROWN on the tip of my nose?

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

JEALOUS ALREADY!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Love the little graphic button...asking do you need to write everything down? Lol....
Yep I have to write everything down...and LOL...the biggest challenge is remembering where I put the list, or remembering DUH to take it to the store with me....
So my Dear Susan...if I should call you later......

TOLIET PAPER (this will be an emergency soon)
Stamps
Milk
Eggs
Butter
Pick up Prescriptions
Get gas in car (potential for Bigger emergency)

Vintage Tea said...

Thank you stopping by my blog... bangers and mash is a fabulous meal!

The snow we recently expereinced in the UK was the worst hit in about 10+ years and the fact that it ground everywhere to a standstill was much talked about!!

Victoria x

Lorri said...

I need your email address. I want to ask you a few questions about the corgi's. have a great day.
Lorri

Mevely317 said...

Good morning!

'Just stumbled on your site (via Hootin' Anni's place)... largely on account of your "Corgi" title .. and I'm SO glad to have discovered it! In fact, when your music came up I had to do a mental double-take: Hubby was just playing 'Moonlight in Vermont" on his keyboards not 5 minutes ago!

Gotta go fix breakfast now .. but I'll be back!

Have a wonderfully-blessed day!

Creations from my heart said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. It would not be selfish to wish you won. Good luck. I am doin the Love Dare book with the movie fireproof and a bible study that is also working on "The Proverbs 31 Woman" WOW!! Blessings...Sherry

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Thanks for the compliments on my blog, your's is looking pretty good, itself. I am trying to change mine into a 3 section also. Just waiting till I have enough time to do it right.

Y'all come back now...

Y'all come back now...

Everyone is special, and counts!