The Boomers Followed Me!

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Baby Boomers

If you were born between the years of 1946 through 1964, you are considered a "baby boomer". Currently, the "baby boomer" population comprises almost three-quarters of our population in the USA. That's pretty amazing...isn't it? Let's take a walk back through time and see what you remember. I don't think I'm ready for the drool bib yet!

  1. You wereborn before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, xerox,contact lenses, frisbees and the PILL.
  2. You wereborn before radar, credit cards, split atoms, lazer beams, and ball-pointpens. Before pantyhose, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets,air conditioners, drip-dry clothes--and before manwalked on themoon.
  3. You gotmarried first--and then lived together.
  4. Closetswere for clothes, not for "coming out of".
  5. Bunnieswere small rabbits and rabbits were not Volkswagens.
  6. Designerjeans were scheming girls named Jean or Jeanne; and having a meaningfulrelationship meant getting along with our cousins.
  7. Fast foodwas what you ate during Lent; and Outer Space was the back of theNorridge Theatre.
  8. You werebefore house-husbands, gay rights, computer dating, dual careers,and computer marriages.
  9. You werebefore day-care centers, group therapy and nursing homes.
  10. You neverheard of FM radio, tape decks, electric typewriters, artificialhearts, wordprocessors, yogurt, and guys wearing earrings.
  11. For us,time sharing meant togetherness--not computers or condominiums.
  12. A "chip"meant a piece of wood. Hardware meant hardware, and software wasn'teven a word!
  13. The term"making out" referred to how you did on your exam.
  14. Pizzas,"McDonald's" and instant coffee were unheard of. We hit the scenewhen there were 5 cent and 10 cent stores where you bought thingsfor five and ten cents.
  15. You couldbuy ice cream cones for a nickel or a dime. For one nickel you couldride a street car, make a phone call, buy a Pepsi, or enough stampsto mail one letter and two postcards.
  16. You couldbuy a new Chevy Coupe for $600. And, gas was only 11 cents a gallon.
  17. In our day,cigarette smoking was fashionable.
  18. GRASS wasmowed.
  19. COKE wasa cold drink.
  20. POT wassomething you cooked in.
  21. ROCK MUSICwas a grandmother's lullaby and AIDS were helpers in the Principal'soffice.
  22. We werecertainly not before the difference between the sexes was discovered,but we were surely before the sex change.
  23. We madedo with what we had.
  24. We werethe last generation that was so dumb as to think you needed a husbandto have a baby.