Some things are best left in the past.

From the minutes of the Cornell University 4-H Club, November 8, 1950:

…the dance will be November 18. The theme will be Sadie Hawkins. Admission will be one cent per inch waistline plus tax.

I’m sure there’s something to be learned from the fact that dance revenues amounted to $5.72, but I’ll leave that to the cliometricians. If only we had the attendance…
Source: Cornell University 4-H Club, minutes, 1938-1952, #37-6-2084. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.


3 thoughts on “Some things are best left in the past.

  1. Amrys! I missed you!
    Send me a line (don’t think I have a vaild email address for you) so I can say Hi! 🙂
    *hugs* and singalongs 🙂
    Oh, and to comment on the post… Gosh I’m glad they don’t charge admission like that these days!

  2. Hey friends! You can always contact me at my alum address, which I try to keep up-to-date in the alum directory, along with my other info.
    I ran into some other gems in the archives yesterday — perhaps more on that soon. I’ve been trying to get as much done as possible, since I only have two days left on my trip…

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