Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Hundred years ago!


See what was going on some hundred years ago!

The average life expectancy was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub (no running or hot water).

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.

The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year.

A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian $1,500 and up, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea (I would have been dead long ago!)
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of LasVegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every ten adults couldn't read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

Mail delivery was by horse and buggy and may take months before delivered.

Now with a click of a key on your CP keyboard your e-mail is delivered in a matter of seconds to any place in the world.

Never mind mentioning not having the "luxury" of electricity, running water and indoor toilets.


Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.


BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE, and do not overuse or abuse the things you are so accustomed to. Do not waste non-renewable resources.

This planet is not yours but God's.

For His' sake,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman


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