When the Discount Moving Company was launched in 1978, here is what life was like:
The New York Yankees clinched their 22nd World Series championship, defeating the Dodgers 7-2 in Los Angeles and winning the World Series 4 games to 2.
The Price of gold reached an all time high on the Bullion Market of $200.00 per ounce.
- Saturday Night Fever
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- National Lampoon's Animal House
- Jaws 2
- Heaven Can Wait
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
- Revenge of the Pink Panther
- The Deer Hunter
Reubin Askew was Florida's 37th Governor. He is known for tax reform, civil rights, and financial transparency for public officials, maintaining an outstanding reputation for personal integrity. Askew is widely thought to have been one of the state's best governors. In 2014 the Tampa Bay Times ranked him the second best governor in Florida history. The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University rated him one of the country's top ten governors of the 20th century.
What Did Things Cost?
- average cost of a new house: $54,800
- average price of a new car: $6,379
- gallon of gas: $0.65
- loaf of bread: $0.34
- gallon of milk: $1.44
- 1LB of Bacon: $1.20
- Dozen Eggs: $0.48
- postage stamp: $0.15
36 years later, in 2014, when it comes to hiring movers here in Tampa Bay, Discount Moving Company is still a bargain.