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100 Years Ago

Twenty Years Ago.....

Herald of Dec. 21, 1923

From the Fredericksburg scribe: Twenty years ago — I remember eggs were 10 10 cents a dozen; milk was 5 cents a quart; the butcher gave liver away; the hired girl received $1.00 a week and did the washin’. Women did not powder and paint (in public), play poker or shake the shimmie, and they were taught to cook at the age of three.

“Men wore whiskers and boots; chewed tobacco; spit on the sidewalks, and cussed. Laborers worked 10 hours a day and never went on a strike. No tips were given to waiters and the hat-check grafter was unknown.

“No one was ever opera...

 

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