"I remember," said grandpa, a bit grumpily, "when you could live well on 20 dollars a week. We paid 7 dollars for rent. Movies cost us 10 cents, milk 6 cents a quart, a good pair of shoes 4 dollars. And look at prices now." "Yes," father chimed in, "look what's happened just since 1939. When I bought a new car in 1939 I paid 750 dollars for it. This year I paid 2,700 dollars for the same make. "It's this inflation," said grandma. "Our dollar today isn't worth 50 cents." And everyone nodded his head in agreement."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1957