It's me, Chica, reporting today. Mom's Birthday is March 3 and we will be having a commentathon starting the evening of March 2 through midnight March 3 to celebrate. Since Mom will be 55 this year, she will donate 55 cents for every comment to Marg for vet bills and care of her wonderful dogs, cats and donkeys. Go to Marg's Pets to see all of her beloved critters. Cat Blogosphere is already hosting an auction to help her with expenses so do stop by Furriends in Need and make a bid on some fantastic items before the auction ends on March 4.
NEWSFLASH The OK Cats have asked if they can make a matching donation to Marg's Pets and we said heck yes. So for every comment we get, they will make a donation too so keep those comments comming!
|Mom can move into a place like this and have fun playing bingo!|
With the information out of the way let us begin with the entertainment! Turning 55 is a millstone for Mom - she can live in a Retirement Community if she wants to and get a senior discount at a lot of places! Oh boy!!! She is old, isn't she?
Back in 1956, the year she was born, black and white TVs just hit the marketplace, the President was Eisenhower and Elvis was new on the music charts releasing his first record Heartbreak Hotel. Look at how cheap things were back then....
Costs for items in 1956
- House $11,000
- Income $4-5000
- Rent $88.00 a month
- New Car $2,000
- Milk 97 cents a gallon
- Gas 23 cents a gallon
- Bread 18 cents a loaf
- Postage Stamps 5 cents each
- Eggs 45 cents a dozen
|Mom Cheri hiking - not so old huh?|
We found this great YouTube video of a birthday cake with 55 candles on it! If you can't take the heat, step away from the flames! If you can't view it go here. Help yourself to the cake, ice cream and catnip treats for all the kitties! Have fun!
We will leave you with this great tune "I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar! (If you can't view this go here.) Happy Birthday Mom!!!! Let the comments begin!