Where were you in 1968? The Vietnam War was at its height with the Tet Offensive and the Battle of Khe Sanh, Hair opened on Broadway, the Beatles released the White Album, Kylie Minogue and Thom Yorke were born, Martin Luther King Jnr & Marcel Duchamp died. I was four years old and attending Mrs Hodgson's pre-school in South Grafton.
I don't know who Fred was but he placed his feet in wet cement on the seawall of an old fishing cottage next to Oyster Channel, I suppose he was the fisherman's son and probably around my age.
The empty cottage burnt down a few years ago and this, and the crumbling seawall, is all that's left.