Peanuts by Charles Schulz


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  1. TheSnoopster

    TheSnoopster said, over 3 years ago

    Nice take, Charlie, should be enough for a Pay Day.

  2. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 3 years ago

    Actually that was some tremendous haggling.

  3. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, over 3 years ago

    Does he even have an idea what $85 means, or is it all just words for him?

  4. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I dont know, it’s a lot of work for that little pay even in those days Charlie…

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    fifty cents in 1965 was about 2.50 now.

  6. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    $85? You can buy a lot of kites for $85, CB.

  7. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, over 3 years ago

    Two teenaged boys approached my husband and me, asking if they could shovel our driveway. We asked for a price, and they said, “We’re just bored; we’ll do it for free.” We paid them anyway.

  8. Jeo Bascon

    Jeo Bascon said, over 3 years ago

    another day another cents

  9. dheine1971

    dheine1971 said, over 3 years ago

    So much for making $85 for shoveling sidewalks even in 1966, Charlie Brown.

  10. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    My brother and I charged by how long the sidewalk and driveway were. If they wanted a full job it would cost more. Funny now I don’t remember what we charged. Usually a buck or two I guess. This would be the late 60’s.

  11. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, over 3 years ago

    A very good price in those days, when we had “dimestores” instead of “dollar stores” and “Five Below”.

  12. EricPost

    EricPost said, over 3 years ago

    The minimum wage in 1966 was $1.25/hr or 62.5 cents per half hour. Assume he took half hour to shovel it, he was making 12.5 cents or 20% less than minimum wage.

    The federal minimum wage today is $7.25/hr or $3.625 per half hour.

    20% less would 72.5 cents less than minimum wage.

    So that is like doing it for $3.625 – 0.725 = $2.90 today.

    Assuming he does it in one half hour.

  13. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, that’s about what I used to get in those days. I remember looking at my old man’s pay envelope about 1960. He got $79 that week.

  14. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 3 years ago

    In the 50’s I shoveled for 25 cents.

  15. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 3 years ago

    My post vanished, so I’ll say it again. Back in the days when this strip first came out, a kid came and offered to mow our lawn—for 50 bucks. Using our mower, of course. At that time my dad made about 80 dollars a week, with which to feed a family of 5. Kid was forever after known as “The 50 Dollar Idiot.”

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