December 04, 2015
Welcome to our Customer Corner , here we would like to introduce some of your fellow MRW customers. Today, we would like to highlight long time customers, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Dykstra of rural Bussey. The Dykstras have been customers since 1977. Every month with their payment, Mrs. Dykstra adds a crossword puzzle, brain teaser or word search. The office crew enjoys these puzzles every month, sometimes even making a crossword into a timed, highly competitive game! We would like to share Mrs. Dykstra's insert with you this month!
WHAT A DIFFERENCE 1OO YEARS MAKES>
Some statistics for the Year 1915 . . .
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for cans was sold in drug stores only.
Qnly 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was l0 mph.
The tallest Etructure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year .
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year.
A dentist $2,500 per year,
A veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year.
And, a mechanlcal engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at home
90% of a Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen,
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month,
and, used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country
for any reason.
The Five leading causes of death were:
l. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write,
And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local
Elghteen percent of households had at least one full time servant or
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.
It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.