For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cincinnati Saturday

************ ********* ***********
The year is 1910
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:
************ ********* ************
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
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 US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US 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 between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and 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.
The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars ....
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30!!!!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and
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. !

September 22 - not today - is Andre Bocelli's birthday and since I love him I am putting him as birthday of the day. wikiepedia

Andrea Bocelli, born 22 September 1958) is an Italian pop tenor and crossover artist. Born with poor eyesight, he became totally blind at the age of twelve following a soccer accident.

Since winning the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival, in 1994, he has recorded thirteen studio albums, of both pop and classical music, two greatest hits albums, and eight complete operas, selling over 70 million copies worldwide. Thus, he is the biggest-selling solo artist in the history of Classical music.

In 1998, he was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 1999, his nomination for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards marked the first time a classical artist had been nominated in the category, since Leontyne Price, in 1961. The Prayer, his duet with Celine Dion for the animated film, The Quest for Camelot, won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category. With the release of his classical album, Sacred Arias, Bocelli captured a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records, as he simultaneously held the No. 1, 2 and 3 positions on the U.S. Classical albums charts. Five of his albums have since reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, and a record-setting 7, have topped the Classical albums charts, in the United States.

With over 5 million units sold worldwide, Sacred Arias became the biggest-selling classical album by a solo artist of all time, and with just under 20 million units sold worldwide, his 1997 pop album, Romanza, became the best-selling album by an Italian artist ever, as well as the best-selling album by a foreign artist in Canada,and a number of other countries in Europe and Latin America. The album's first single, "Time to Say Goodbye", topped charts all over Europe, including Germany, where it stayed at the Top of the charts for fourteen consecutive weeks, breaking the all-time sales record, with over 3 million copies sold in the country. He is widely regarded as the most popular Italian and Classical singer in the world.

In 2006, Bocelli was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic,and on March 2, 2010, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his contribution to Live Theater.

Look what he did without site and wonder what we can do with site. Amazing - I love this guy.

Next week I might be hooking up with another funny site! Thanks Pam.


Jojo said...

Wow! The 1910 facts were fun! My son and I just sat together reading through them going "wow" and being amused at the changes. We are off to do some calculation on the per capita murder rate. Fun Saturday!

Jane said...

Those are interesting 1910 facts. My dad often likes to recall the prices of food items during WWII. However, as "cheap" as those prices were, no one had any money.


Melanie said...

It's amazing to think of all the changes that have taken place in the last one hundred years!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That was fun! I love Andre Bocelli and Happy Birthday to him!!! Hope you are having fun this weekend!

Doris Sturm said...

Thanks, that was a fun read...I like Andrea Bocelli's voice too. He seems like a nice man. Happy Birthday to him!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

great info, I'm so glad I didn't live back then, and also sad cause I didn't live back then...but I guess we have to take the good with the bad. Hope u have fun with your Son and his family.

SparkleFarkle said...

Man, no wonder women only washed their hair once a month, if it meant "sudsing up" with chicken embryos and spent Twenty Mule Team!

What a fascinating trek down Memory Lane this has been. And Happy Almost-Birthday, Mr. Bocelli!

Great day to you, SparkleFarkle~~~~~*

Angela said...

It blows my mind to think that my Great Grand Mother was alive when all of that was going on and I knew her too.

Hope you have a Wonderful Weekend!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Ohhhhh, I LOVE Andrea Bocelli. He's one of my all time faves. I have several of his cds but yeah, I'd like ALL of them.

He's an inspiration to us all. If he can do all he's done, without sight, certainly we who have been gifted with sight can strive to contribute positively to society.

Thanks for all the info., too, from days gone by. Great post! Susan

Buttercup said...

It boggles me to look at 1910. That was the world -- a few years later -- that my mother was born into. I wonder if the present generation will say the same about our decades.

Diana said...

Enjoyed the first visit and your great post. Following....Have a great weekend.

Come see me.


Wow! What a difference a hundred years make. I wonder what the next hundred will bring?

That corgi :) said...

enjoyed reading those facts, Sandie; we have surely changed A LOT in the last 100 years! makes you wonder what is in store for the next 100 (if the earth lasts that long, LOL, perhaps Jesus will come back :)

happy weekend!


A Hopeful Heart said...

Oh, my word, what a different world we live in!! Some of those facts I would enjoy now (murder rate being one), but, my husband would already be dead.

I wonder how different the facts will be in 2110. Will they be in as much amazement as we are in right now.

Thanks for sharing those fun facts.

Have a fabulous evening.


Pat MacKenzie said...

Amazing facts. I wonder what it'll be like 100 years from now.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Life was a hardship for most all living back then 47 is a short life span. Trish

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sandy -- that was very Interesting! My mom was born in 1910! (She lived to be 94 -- and my aunt (her older sister) is still going strong ! They sure did beat the odds. Wow, that really gave me pause. Thanks 4 sharing this!!!