1983

Automobiles

New

  • Chevrolet, Chevette, 7,287.00
  • Ford, Thunderbird, 9,399.00
  • Mitsubishi, Starion, turbo, 11,154.00

Used

  • 1980, BMW, 3201, 11,700.00
  • 1978, Oldsmobile, Delta Royale, 4 door, 4,500.00
  • 1976, Ford, Pinto, 960.00

Clothing

  • Men’s coat, sport, 49.90/each
  • Men’s jeans, Lee, 35.00/2 pairs
  • Men’s shirt, J.C. Penney, 8.99/each
  • Men’s shoes, Wallabees, 37.50-68.99/pair
  • Men’s shorts, 10.00-18.00/pair
  • Men’s suit, 79.90/each
  • Men’s swimwear, Jantzen, 11.20-32.00/each
  • Sneakers, New Balance, 730, 47.95-74.00/pair
  • Women’s bathing suit, 28.00-80.00/each
  • Women’s sandals, 5.99-7.99/pair
  • Women’s suit, summer, 42.00/each
  • Women’s sundress, 24.00-45.00/each

Food & beverages

  • Bacon, Armour, .99/lb
  • Beef, sirloin steak, 2.19/lb
  • Blueberries, NJ, fresh, .89/pint
  • Cake mix, Betty Crocker, .89/18 oz pkg
  • Cereal, Kellogg’s, Corn Flakes, 1.19/18 oz pkg
  • Cheese, Kraft, singles, .69/6 oz pkg
  • Cherries, Bing, .88/lb
  • Chicken, legs, .49/lb
  • Coffee, Martinson, 1.99/lb can
  • Cookies, PathMark, chocolate chip, .85/lb box
  • Corn, fresh on cob, .99/7 ears
  • Crackers, Keebler, Townhouse, .89/12 oz pkg
  • Cucumber, 1.00/4
  • Duck, .99/lb
  • Grapes, seedless, .99/lb
  • Ham, Oscar Mayer, chopped, 1.59/8 oz
  • Ice cream, Dolly Madison, Creamsicles or Fudgesicles, .99/pkg of 6
  • Juice, Sealtest, orange, .99/gallon
  • Lamb, Iceland, leg, 1.79/lb
  • Lettuce, iceberg, .59/large head
  • Margarine, Parkay, .39/lb
  • Mayonnaise, Hellman’s , .99/quart
  • Onions, Spanish type, .39/lb
  • Peanut butter, Jif, .69/12 oz jar
  • Pepsi, .89/2 litre bottle
  • Potatoes, New White California, 1.29/5 lb bag
  • Salad dressing, Seven Seas, .79/pint bottle
  • Soda, Pepsi, 1.89/six 12 oz cans
  • Spaghetti, Muellers, .39/lb
  • Strawberries, 1.50/quart
  • Tea, Tetley, iced tea mix, 1.99/32 oz container
  • Watermelon, .17/lb
  • Yogurt, Light n’ Lively, 1.00 three 8 oz cups

Furniture

  • Bed, bunk, solid pine, 88.95/set
  • Bedroom set, Thomasville Italian pecan veneer, 6 pieces, 1,649.00/set
  • Chair, leather, 599.00/each
  • Dining room set, Thomasville, Oriental, hardwood, 8 pieces, 1,899.00/set
  • Living room set, 3 pieces, 381.00/set
  • Mattress, Sealy Deluxe, twin, 53.00/each
  • Rug, nylon, 6.99/square yard

Garden & lawn equipment

  • Annuals, 4″ pot, .59/pot
  • Bushes, junipers, 1 gallon container, 15.00/5 plants
  • Grill, Ducane, gas, 189.50/each
  • Hose, garden, 60′, 2.22/each
  • Insecticide, Yardguard, 4.19/16 oz can
  • Japanese beetle trap, Bag-a-bug, 6.88/each
  • Lawn chairs, folding, vinyl-covered, 13.99/each
  • Lawn mower, Caldor, 20″, 3 HP, 119.00/each
  • Railroad ties, 3.00/each

Household goods

  • Air conditioner, Emerson, 5000 BTU, 233.00/each
  • Bedspread, dacron polyester, twin, 19.99/each
  • Bleach, Purex, .69/gallon
  • Blinds, Levolor, 29.95/each
  • Charcoal briquettes, Royal Oak, 2.88/20 lb bag
  • Clothes dryer, Frigidaire, 219.00/each
  • Clothes washer, 18 lb, 359.00/each
  • Dish detergent, Sunlight, .69/12 oz container
  • Dishwasher, GE, built in, 249.00/each
  • Microwave, Amana, 289.00/each
  • Paint, Fuller O’Brien, latex, 11.99/gallon
  • Range, Magic Chef, 30″ deluxe self-cleaning, 629.00/each
  • Refrigerator, Whirlpool, 22 cu ft., side-by-side, 859.00/each
  • Sheets, full size, 4.99-6.99/each
  • Towels, bath, JCP, 13.99/each
  • Vacuum cleaner, Kenmore, 79.99/each

Personal care & health

  • Antacid, Tums, 1.20-2.19/bottle
  • Baby powder, Pathmark, 1.00/14 oz container
  • Mouthwash, Listerine, 2.49/32 oz bottle
  • Razors, Good News, disposable, 1.69/7 pack
  • Shampoo, Jhirmack, 2.19/8 oz bottle
  • Soap, Palmolive, .39/bar
  • Tissues, Foodtown, .49/200 count box
  • Toilet paper, 2.60/6 rolls
  • Toothpaste, Aquafresh, 3.00/two 8.2 oz tubes

Real estate

Houses for sale

  • Chester, historic colonial, barn, 5 acres, 219,000.00
  • Randolph, 5 bedrooms, colonial, 149,500.00
  • Rockaway, 3 bedrooms, ranch, 119,000.00

Houses for rent

  • Lincoln Park, 3 bedrooms, 850.00/month
  • Long Valley, 4 bedrooms, 495.00/month
  • Wharton, 3 bedrooms, 775.00/month

Apartments & rooms

  • Dover, furnished room, 65.00/week
  • Parsippany, 4 rooms, garden apartment, 495.00/month

Recreation & amusements

  • Bicycle, Century, 10 speed, 169.95/each
  • Bus trip, Cape Cod, 5 days & 4 nights, 299.99/person
  • Audiocassette, pre-recorded, 6.97/each
  • Camera, Polaroid, Sun 660, 69.95-79.95/each
  • Computer, TRS, Model Y, 999.00/each
  • Croquet set, 35.90-47.99/each
  • Dinner, Governor Morris Inn [Morristown NJ], “All you can eat,” 12.98/person
  • Movie projector, Chinon, 95.00-119.95/each
  • Movie ticket, Morris County Mall [Hanover Twp., NJ], 2.00/matinee
  • Piano, Kimball, upright, 1,095.00-2,395.00/each
  • Radio, Sanyo, AM/FM cassette recorder with speaker system, 50.00/each
  • Snorkel, Bellows Flex, 2.00/each
  • Swim fins, 5.99/pair
  • Swimming pool, above ground with deck, 21′ X 15′ X 48″, 600.00-1039.99/each
  • Television, Quasar, 19″, color, 419.00/each
  • VCR, RCA, 10 day programmable, 479.00/each
  • Weights, metal, 64.95/set

 How much did it cost to stock Thanksgiving tables in 1983? These prices were advertised in The Daily Record [Morris County New Jersey], November 20-23, 1983.

Meat, fowl & fish

  • Bacon, Plumrose, 1.89/lb
  • Chicken, Cornish game hens, .99/lb
  • Ham, Dak, Danish, 2.99/lb
  • Pork roast, boneless, 1.99/lb
  • Shrimp cocktail, Sau-Sea, 80 cents/4 oz jar
  • Sausage, Jones, links, 2.19/lb
  • Turkey, 57 cents/lb

Vegetables

  • Broccoli, fresh, 68 cents/large bunch
  • Brussels sprouts, 99 cents/10 oz cup
  • Olives, California, 1.06/6 oz can
  • Onions, yellow, 89 cents/3 lbs
  • Peas, Green Giant, frozen, 89 cents/9 oz box
  • Pickles, Heinz, sweet gherkins, 1.19/8 oz jar
  • Potatoes, Russet, 99 cents/5 lb bag
  • Sweet potatoes, 89 cents/lb jar

Fruits & nuts

  • Bananas, 99/3 lbs
  • Chestnuts, large, Italian, 1.79/lb
  • Cranberries, fresh, 68 cents/12 oz pkg
  • Cranberry sauce, Ocean Spray, 49 cents/lb can
  • Grapefruit, white, 99 cents/5
  • Grapes, Emperor, 69 cents/lb
  • Oranges, navel, 1.00/5
  • Peanuts, cocktail, 1.10/12 oz jar
  • Walnuts, Diamond, 2.79/lb

Dairy, eggs & cheese

  • Cheese, Brie with herbs, 3.99/lb
  • Cheese, cream, Philadelphia, 1.09/8 oz
  • Cheese, Swiss, 3.49/lb
  • Margarine, Promise, 79 cents/lb
  • Sour cream, A&P, 69 cents/lb

Desserts

  • Pie, apple, 2.99/10 inch
  • Pie, mince, 1.79/22 oz pkg
  • Pie, pumpkin, Mrs. Smith’s, 1.99/46 oz pkg

Baking, cereals, spices & condiments

  • Cake mix, Betty Crocker, 99 cents/16 oz box
  • Croissants, Sara Lee, 1.49/6 oz pkg
  • Flour, 69 cents/5 lb bag
  • Muffin mix, Jiffy, 1.00/three 7 oz pkgs
  • Pie filling, Comstock, cherry, 1.79/21 oz can
  • Pie filling, Libby’s, Pumpkin, 1.09/30 oz can
  • Pie crust, Pillsbury, 1.39/15 oz pkg
  • Stuffing, Arnold, mix, 1.35/15 oz pkg
  • Sugar, Domino, brown, 58 cents/lb
  • Whipped topping, Dream Whip, 69 cents/2.8 oz box

Beverages

  • Beer, Beck’s, 12.96/case
  • Champagne, Korbel, brut, 7.99/750 ml
  • Coffee, Eight O’Clock, 2.99/lb
  • Egg nog, Bordens, 1.69/32 oz can
  • Juice, orange, Minute Maid, 1.59/gallon
  • Tea, bags, 1.59/100 ct box

“Groups offer needy Thanksgiving warmth”

For many area residents, the bounty of Thanksgiving would be only a dream were it not for the network of local churches and social service groups that provide a Thanksgiving basket for the needy, elderly and bedridden. At Mendham United Methodist Church this evening, the first community Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Interchurch of the Mendhams will accept offerings of canned goods and boxed items. The 8 p.m. interfaith service is open to all community residents. Food items collected will be distributed through the Morris County Board of Social Services which, after receiving permission from potential recipients, deliver Thanksgiving baskets via volunteers. ‘We find it difficult to get deliveries to areas such as Oak Ridge and Stirling, but with local assistance and with the cooperation of social workers, the needy in these areas are taken care of,’ said Hester Dawson, spokeswoman for the social services board. ‘The churches make up the baskets, but since we have no budget for the delivery, it is done purely through the kindness of volunteers.’ Parsippany residents will be the main recipients of food items collected during the annual Thanksgiving eve service at the United Methodist Church of Parsippany. ‘There is an ongoing collection of food for the needy through the Morris County Food Pantry, but at specific times of the year. Thanksgiving for example, certain times are earmarked for collection by each church,’ explained the Rev. Glenn Pursel. ‘A listing is put out so that we can respond effectively to whatever item is most needed. This year it’s peanut butter and crackers.’ Temple Hatikvah in Flanders called for community cooperation in the collection of food items Sunday at its ecumenical community Thanksgiving celebration. Other area churches involved in food collections this Thanksgiving are St. Virgil’s Church, Morris Plains, Church of the Assumption, Morristown, Mount Fern United Methodist Church, Randolph, St. Therese’s Church, Succasunna, and St. Thomas More Church, Convent Station.”

—Daily Record [Morristown, N.J.], November 23, 1983 (p. 15)