31 - My Birthday!

Well, today is  my birthday. I am 64 years old and I feel much younger than that, until I walk on my sore knee.

I am very glad and happy for every year God gives me. So with that in mind here are a few statistics and facts from 1953, my birth year.

The Value of a dollar in 1953 – 

U.S. Inflation Rate, 1953-2016 ($100) According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.55% per year. Prices in 2016 are 798.9% higher than prices in 1953. In other words, $100 in the year 1953 is equivalent to $898.90 in 2016, a difference of $798.90 over 63 years.


  • House: $17,400
  • Average income: $4,011
  • Ford  Car: $1,537 – $2,403
  • Milk. $.94 a gallon
  • Gas $.22 a gallon
  • Bread: $.16
  • Postage stamp: $.03
  • 10 lb bag of C&H Sugar: $.89
  • 12 oz jar of Libby’s pickles $.25
  • 16 oz jar of Kraft Cheese Whiz: $.57
  • Head of Romaine Lettuce $.10

Online Reference:  http://www.in2013dollars.com/1953-dollars-in-2016

Suddenly, I’m feeling old. I gotta go to the drug store, oops, I mean to the pharmacy and get some liniment for my knee.

Wow!  No matter, life goes on; and God, family, friends, and other loved ones make it all worthwhile.