What a time to be alive! 4 years aftre the end of WWW II everything was looking rosy to this young couple, my mom & dad. They were still dating at the time as they didn’t get married until 1950.
Maybe they went to a dance and heard the then popular songs: A Little Bird Told Me by Evelyn Night, That Lucky Old Sun by Frankie Laine and Riders in the Sky by Vaughn Monroe. Or went to see one of the new movies in the day: Samson and Delilah, On The Town or Battleground
What items cost back in 1949
Average Cost of new house $7,450.00
Average wages per year $2,950.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 17 cents
Average Cost of a new car $1,420.00
Minimum Hourly Wage Rate 70 cents per hour