Corky sent this email out (and my mom forwarded it to me), so I'm sure she meant to go public with it, right?
It's cute...I can't wait to hear more stories from the other Aunts in Iowa!!!
Just thought I would do a little reminiscing and share with you.
In May of 1972 I took a little journey with Dean (do you remember that Dean?) - he was in the Air Force and stationed in California and was driving there - I went with him (and my recollections are great of the trip - we stopped and saw things, did things - it was really a very enjoyable vacation).
Going through things this weekend I came across the little journal I kept and talk about inflation. Thirty-six years ago - Wow - I know I was working for the abstract company and making just a little over $400 a month - yep, living on 10th Street - paying $100 a month for rent. Well, as you will see after looking at the attached - times have changed. I do make a little over $400 a month now and we definitely won't talk about what I pay to live where I live now - but here's the calculations for four days of travel:
Gas $64.65 (which is close to what I pay to fill up the car for one week now - if car is on empty it is about $48 to fill up!!)
Motels $39.97 (that's four nights - can find very few motels under $100 a night now)
To fly from Sacramento to where Aunt Una lived and then to Des Moines - price of $129.
And it's fun memories like this that make you appreciate the power of keeping a journal.
$64.65 to drive from Iowa to California...that's quite the deal!!