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 $150.00 in 0bama dollars.
A computer now costs under a grand fully flexed out. Then one cost anywhere from thirty grand up to nearly a million.
Better hitting a double(second base) than falling in the grand canyon on a first date.(IMHO)
Caddis the Elder
As for the fuel, looks like in 62' the price was .31$ a gallon, that's $2.21 in 2010 prices.
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?