Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vintage Family History

In 1877 a man named James Monroe Camberon started a new generation of families. He and all his family were born in Mississippi.

They came to Texas in 1890. They came by covered wagon. When they reached a river to cross into Texas there was a toll fee. The fee was 50 cents. They did not have the money. They camped on the river bank for several months until another wagon came through, and borrowed the 50 cents from them and crossed into Texas.

After arriving into Texas, a later generation was born. As it turned out, it was the beginning of my grandparents on my mother's side of family. I loved them dearly and they lived very long, hard lives. In 1941, they put up everything they had to borrow $100.

They did not even fall into any of the following depression earnings:

Hired farm hand:
$216 Annually

$831 Annually

Registered Nurse:
$936 Annually

This may not be normal VTT, but it was my very first one, and you have to agree it is vintage history. Take care till next time.

Be to stop by Colorado Lady's blog for more vintage goodies on Vintage Thingie Thursday!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New kid on the Blog

Several years ago, the library near me offered free Senior Citizen computer training. I attended. This was the first time I had even touched a computer. After completing the course, still did not think I wanted a computer. Needless-to-say, three years ago, I relented and bought one. I am enjoying it very much, but causes me much frustration. There is so much good information available for us, as well as, not so good. It took me a longtime to figure out how to turn it on and off.

NOW, cannot believe I am attempting to post a blog that is completely a walk in the dark. I do so enjoy other blogs and will do my best to master this. In order to share pictures with you, I will have to purchase a digital camera. Surely, I can take pictures, but you may never see them. Trust I find the technical ability to use it on the computer.

Thought for the day:
In the 1930's-----

Milk (qt) 10 cents

Eggs (doz) 29 cents

Coffee (lb) 26 cents

Count your blessings!