1968/Two Books


1968 … my year too!! What memories!!
‘Excuse us for living, but while so many of you remember or have heard of that tumultuous year 1968, we the Class of 1968 put our claim on it. It was our year and, with it, all the misery and anguish that went with living through it, well, we put first claim on it all!’
Thanks so much for this post!!

Excuse Us for Living

1 1968

     And Two Books

by

Philip Fontana

Dedicated to the 50th Reunion

The Class of 1968, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey

1 RU

Rutgers University mascot, “The Scarlet Knights”

 

 

     Excuse us for living, but while so many of you remember or have heard of that tumultuous year 1968, we the Class of 1968 put our claim on it. It was our year and, with it, all the misery and anguish that went with living through it, well, we put first claim on it all! Now having fluffed our feathers, we realize that so many of our generation shared in the same agonies from the military draft hanging over our heads to serving and dying or being wounded in Vietnam. – – And what about living through the upheaval of those uncertain times politically, socially, culturally, in an atmosphere of increasing anti-war protests!

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

4 thoughts on “1968/Two Books

  1. Horty!!! From my reply to your comment above & on my website: Dr. Rex, Horty!!!!!! WOW!!! Many thanks for the reblog on your website…..honored & humbled by the gesture!!! !968…Your year too???!!! Now did I know that???!!! How neat we share that senior year! Memories to say the least! Horty, my story between the lines of this post: When LBJ needed more bodies to draft for Vietnam, he ended grad school deferments. That’s when I got drafted out of law school in 1969!!!!!! And because I said I was leaving to teach (which I did for 6 months before being drafted), I was not permitted to return to law school in 1971 without reapplying & competing with new applicants. I was rejected. –Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan. I even had the then Governor Miliken (?) investigate my case, but he supported Wayne State’s decision. I think today in this day & age I would still have a shot at readmission…..Or, with 103 credits beyond my Rutgers BA with an MA from Drew U. in Constitutional Law & all my education administration certifications, I might get a “honorary law degree”!!! HA! Thanks again for the reblog!!!” Horty, thanks again for the reblog & knowing of our shared experience living through it all in 1968!!! No one can imagine what it was like. I hope these two books help people or at least my post about these two books! You would devour these two books!!! Phil

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    • You’re most welcome, dear friend!! 🙏🏽 … what a story!! Being in PR I think I was sheltered from the majority of this. However, I knew many details … m’lord!!
      I guess I have 2 more books to buys!
      I also got reconnected with the Vietnam war when I started taking care of the Vietnam vets!
      Another reason to be connected … class of 1968 …❤️❤️

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      • Horty, These books were really something. Were they not???!!! That you were in Puerto Rico in 1968 makes these books all the more informative for you. And as I said at the end of my post, I have another page of unbelievable information contained within these two volumes that I left out! They will blow your mind!!!!!!!!! I never tell anyone to read a book. At least people know about the content & can decide for themselves. But Lawrence O’Donnell & Chris Matthews feel like friends to me & they sure did not disappoint me!!! And your work with Vietnam Vets will add to your appreciation of these books. And both of us as members of the Class of ’68 means we are getting old!!!!!!! HA! Thanks again for your attention to a post I slaved over!!!!!!! Love to you too! Phil

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      • You are most welcome … I’m always in search of information and knowledge. Now you’ve gotten my interest in gear … 🙏🏽 … my fellow 1968er!!

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