RETARDED GRANDPARENTS (this was actually reported by a teacher)
A teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following: We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Batemans Bay where everyone lives in nice little houses, and so they don’t have to mow the grass anymore! They ride around on their bicycles and scooters and wear name tags because they don’t know who they are anymore.
They go to a building called a wreck centre, but they must have got it fixed because it is all okay now. They do exercises there, but they don’t do them very well.
There is a swimming pool too, but they all jump up and down in it with hats on. At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape.Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in their golf carts! Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And, they eat the same thing every night — early birds.
Some of the people can’t get out past the man in the doll house. The ones who do get out, bring food back to the wrecked centre for pot luck.
My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too. When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the doll house.Then I will let people out, so they can visit their grandchildren.
1954 following more wives moving back into the workforce the economy continued to grow and consumer goods and television programmes included the popular “Father Knows Best” Marlin Brando starred in two of the most popular movies ” On The Waterfront” and “The Wild One” The Movie ” Blackboard Jungle” also featured the song ” Rock Around The Clock” from Bill Haley and the Comets, and Elvis Presley cut his first commercial record. A new trend also started called DIY Do It Yourself projects as families wanted to improve their homes and do their own maintenance . car engines continued to get bigger and more powerful and gas cost 29 cents. Following the discovery of a vaccine against Polio, the first mass vaccination of children against begins.
How Much things cost in 1954
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 0.32%
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 1.9%
Average Cost of new house $10.250.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas 22 cents Average Cost of a new car $1,700.00 Average Monthly Rent $85.00 Movie Ticket 70 cents Life Magazine 20 cents The Dow Jones recovers back to pre Wall Street Crash highs of 381.17
Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling
Average House Price 1,970
Australia Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies Brazil President Getúlio Vargas Till 24 August
Brazil President Café Filho From 24 August
Canada Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent
China Chairman of the People’s Republic of China Mao Zedong
France President Vincent Auriol Till 16 January
France President René Coty From 16 January
Germany Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
India Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru
Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Pella Till 12 January
Italy Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani From 18 January
Italy Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani Till 8 February
Italy Prime Minister Mario Scelba From 10 February
Japan Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida Till 10 December
Japan Prime Minister Ichiro Hatoyama From 10 December
Mexico President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines Russia / Soviet Union
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev South Africa Prime Minister Daniel François Malan Till 30 November
South Africa Prime Minister Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom From 30 November
United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower United Kingdom Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill
I am with you and for you, your constant Companion and Provider. The question is whether you are with Me and for Me. Though I never leave you, you can essentially “leave” Me by ignoring Me: thinking or acting as if I am not with you.When you feel distance in our relationship, you know where the problem lies. My Love for you is constant;I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is you who change like shifting sand, letting circumstances toss you this way and that.
When you feel far from Me, whisper My Name. This simple act, done in childlike faith, opens your heart to My Presence. Speak to Me in love-tones; prepare to receive My Love, which flows eternally from the cross. I am delighted when you open yourself to My loving Presence.
“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
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.WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for Monday April 8, By Marty Martel.
THIS TIME OF YEAR: It’s nice to use this time of year to let those That I hold so dear, Just know I often think of them – how much it means to them friend. My prayer is that they will be blessed, God guiding as the years progress; How wonderful to know that He is watching over them and me. My heart is full of love for all, from oldest to the very small; Yes, it is nice this time of year to think of others far and near – Bonnie L. Nelson
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