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Haab's 1934-era "Thank You" Dinner, October 1988

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Ann Arbor News, October 18, 1988
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OLD FASHIONED PRICES -- Folks line up for modern food at 1934 prices in Ypsilanti at Haab's 8th annual "thank you" to the community. Below, a co-owner Mike Kabat rings up a total of $4.21 for a 5 person lunch. A torrential downpour on Monday night made only a small dent in the crowd that flocked to the restaurant for the anniversary dinner. A total of 1,594 people took advantage of the rolled back prices. Chicken dinners sell for 50 cents, while barbecue sandwiches are sold for 25 cents. 1,210 chicken dinners were sold along with 113 barbecue sandwiches. The average diner spent $1.18 on a meal, because beverages, cocktails and other food items were at regular prices. That's the good news. The bad news is that the Depression era prices were only good Monday.

Haab's 1934-era "Thank You" Dinner, October 1988

Haab's 1934-era "Thank You" Dinner, October 1988 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 18, 1988
Caption
OLD FASHIONED PRICES -- Folks line up for modern food at 1934 prices in Ypsilanti at Haab's 8th annual "thank you" to the community. Below, a co-owner Mike Kabat rings up a total of $4.21 for a 5 person lunch. A torrential downpour on Monday night made only a small dent in the crowd that flocked to the restaurant for the anniversary dinner. A total of 1,594 people took advantage of the rolled back prices. Chicken dinners sell for 50 cents, while barbecue sandwiches are sold for 25 cents. 1,210 chicken dinners were sold along with 113 barbecue sandwiches. The average diner spent $1.18 on a meal, because beverages, cocktails and other food items were at regular prices. That's the good news. The bad news is that the Depression era prices were only good Monday.
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Legacies Project Oral History: Joan Dickson

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:13am

Joan Dickson was born in 1929 in Omaha, Nebraska. Although her father had a secure job with AT&T, she remembers the severe effects of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. After attending college in Iowa, she got married and moved to Waterloo, Iowa. She raised four children and was active in volunteering throughout her life. After divorcing her first husband in 1990, she remarried and moved to Michigan. She enjoys traveling and taking art classes.

Joan Dickson was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2008 as part of the Legacies Project.

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Legacies Project Oral History: Jacqueline Heubel

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:10am

Jacqueline Heubel was born in 1930 in Fond du Lac Wisconsin in the midst of the Great Depression. When her father regained his job on the railroad, her family moved to Eagle Grove, Iowa. She attended Iowa State Teacher's College and the University of Minnesota School of Dental Hygiene. After a few years working as a dental hygienist, she returned to teaching. Huebel taught in the Pontiac School District during the Civil Rights Era, and recalls the effects of integration on teachers and students.

Jacqueline Heubel was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2008 as part of the Legacies Project.

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Legacies Project Oral History: Carl Guldberg

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 9:45am

Carl Guldberg was born in 1917 and grew up in Suttons Bay, Michigan. He graduated from the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Michigan in 1940. He began his career as an aircraft draftsman in Baltimore, but soon returned to Michigan to marry his wife, Julie Hart. Guldberg was a draftsman for the Stinson Aircraft Company in Detroit during World War II. He ran his own advertising agency, Guldberg Advertising, for 35 years in Ann Arbor. He passed away on July 21, 2018.

Carl Guldberg was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.