Man they don't do gift baskets like they used to. In this 1947 ad/order sheet, we can get the mother of all fruit baskets, a crate of goodies really, weighing 90lbs! Holy goobers that's alot of fruit! I guess they could afford to be generous back then because labor and fruit were cheap. Even the simple fruit basket, weighing in at a measly 27lbs, only costs $6. I can't even go to the store and buy 2lbs of fruit for $6 let alone a fruit basket today. Such is the march of inflation though. It's a sad fact of my life that when pouring over all the vintage ads that I do in search of something for the blog, I often run across ones with prices. Ridiculously low prices compared to today, inflation is the culprit, slowly eating away at our wages and our fortunes.