Letter to the Editor

About those prices ...

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Dear Editor,

In answer to Mr. Donze's letter in the Gazette June 7:

That can of $.25 pop isn't worth taking home. Today that cheap flashlight with batteries cost $5 to $ 6.

When a food store has a sale, it's a little tough for people who live 50 miles away to get those 30 year's ago prices!

Five sticks of Juicy Fruit gum, 30 years ago, cost $.05, today you pay $.25 for that gum.

Propane gas 30 years ago cost $.06 per gallon; today $1.19 per gallon.

Diesel fuel 30 years ago cost $.25 per gallon, today $2.30 per gallon.

A truck tire 30 years ago cost $150, today $400.00.

Now, Bill, where do you go to buy your postage stamps less than $.37?

In other words, Mr. Donze, you must be living in a different world than the rest of us.

Mary Wilmot,


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