Good Old Days

October 14, 2013
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Before I get into today’s topic, I would like to add a clarification to an article I ran last week.  In the conference football championships, the scenario I was trying to report that one team could win a championship in their division and wind up with an overall 2-5 conference schedule (I think I said a 1-win team), almost came to pass this year in the EIAC 4A Division.  Back to today’s article.  I remember back when the teams would be fed after most athletic events.  You would either have a sit down meal or you would stop at a local restaurant and have an allotted amount of money that you could spend.  Being the 1950’s, the fast food restaurants were rare, so it was usually a local establishment that got the business.  Typically, we would get $2 to spend.  As you stop laughing, you need to remember that hamburgers, pop, and pie all cost 25cents.  You could have 3 items and not even spend half of your money.  Today, unless you go to McDonald’s and order their $1 specials, that same hamburger will cost well over the $2 limit we had.  Pop is refilled, but it would also have taken up the $2.  A piece of pie would cost $3 in a regular restaurant–somewhat cheaper at the fast food.  Needless t0 say, in order for teams to be fed today, local restaurants have to donate all or part of the meal.  If you stop somewhere after an away event, the athletes usually have to pay their own way.  In fact, in most schools they even have to pay for their transportation.  Let’s go back to the 50’s!

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