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To: Palter

Whoa hold up a minute, it isn’t all bad. Oil cost $3.00/bbl back then.

Mrs. C and I were living in Fayetteville in late 68 and early 69. We went up to spend Christmas with her Mom. A couple of days after Christmas my dearest was hit by a really bad craving(pica) for watermelon.

I had the darnedest time finding one. Finally did in a deli that supplied the rich borough just south of what is now A_Sheville, NC. Paid $5.00 for it. Now they cost three or four bucks in today’s money.

Trade with Chile, lower prices. The 68 price in today’s oil prices would be near about $150.00 in 0bama dollars.

A computer now costs under a grand fully flexed out. Then one cost anywhere from thirty grand up to nearly a million.

Better hitting a double(second base) than falling in the grand canyon on a first date.(IMHO)

Caddis the Elder


22 posted on 07/24/2011 12:08:08 PM PDT by palmerizedCaddis
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To: palmerizedCaddis
Well, technology always helps. I believe in the good use of prices, ie computers are cheaper now than the past.

As for the fuel, looks like in 62' the price was .31$ a gallon, that's $2.21 in 2010 prices.

23 posted on 07/24/2011 12:15:45 PM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: palmerizedCaddis

Your dearest one sent you out looking for watermelon at Christmas-time?

Have you ever thought about the possibility that she was trying to get you out of the house?


26 posted on 07/24/2011 12:57:13 PM PDT by ladyjane
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