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  1. #1 Do You Remember The Year ? 
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    1968 do you remember it ?America was at war in Vietnam and with Itself !

    " ..........................Nineteen Sixty Eight,The Year Of The Raging Hippie !

    US Casualtys in Vietnam
    14,594 killed in action
    87,388 wounded
    176 mia .
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    US Population
    1968 201 million
    2008 304 million

    World Population:
    1968 3.6 Billion
    2008 6.7 billion
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    US Median Income
    1968 $ 7,743 dollars
    2008 $48,200 dollars
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    Gasoline
    1968 34 cents/gallon
    2008 $4.09 dollars/gallon
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    First class Postage Stamps
    1968 6 cents
    2008 42 cents
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    Dow Jones avg.
    1968 944
    2008 11,328 7/2
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    Federal Budget
    1968 $ 178 Billion
    2008 $ 2.8 Trillion
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    Resident Unliked Meanie Shannon's Avatar
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    That was a little before my time.:p I suspect that those who were of a certain age in 1968 don't remember much of it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    That was a little before my time.:p I suspect that those who were of a certain age in 1968 don't remember much of it anyway.
    The Medium Income and the price of gas are astonishing !You must be a very young lady,its funny how your avatar seems to establish your public age and image !
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    I remember 1968. We got our first color TV that year.

    I was 5 years old.

    I do remember watching these shows.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Servonaut View Post
    I remember 1968. We got our first color TV that year.

    I was 5 years old.

    I do remember watching these shows.



    I was 12 and remember everything from the MLK and RFK assassinations, the fiasco that was the Democratic convention, and the summer with Nancy Norris:D
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    I was 6-7 yrs old then. I do remember postage stamps being 8 cents, but not 6. I do not remember gas prices or any of the other things on the list.
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    I was just telling DS about Land of the Giants the other day. I loved that show! I was watching the reruns in 82 or so. I can't believe he had never seen it. He's older than me.
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    AH yes 1968 I was -2, unborn is another way to look at it, but I'm in luck isn't there a lib group recreate 68 that's going to entertain us at the Dem Conv. in Denver.?
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    In 1966 my dad purchased a brand new car. I remember him questioning himself, after him & mom brought the car home, whether $2700 was maybe a little to much to spend on a car.
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
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    In 1968 the average cost of a house was $27,000.
    I like to shoot people with my CANON.
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