Skip to comments.Youngest Baby Boomers Hit 40 This Year
Posted on 06/25/2004 5:43:22 AM PDT by Tribune7
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Yes, that counts...
Oh, so would she; that's why it nettles her so.
Is this why programs as "The Extreme Makeover" have such a success ??
The promise of ETERNAL YOUTH......
It's like the Gen X discussion. The media groups many of us into the Gen X category that were born about 5-10 years too late. Why do we need labels now, anyhow? Or was this started with the Boomers to promote the generation gap? :-P
It's only humiliating if you can remember the real name of the actor who played "Skippy from Family Ties". Phew! I don't fit in that category.
That leaves me out.
I never completely understood that thing to begin with....
All four of your parents were 17 or younger? They'd have to be to be boomers if you and your wife are 41.
What's the cut off on their end? 1941? 1942? My mom's the youngest of the four of 'em - she was born in 41, the other three were within a year or so of each other not long before that...
An interesting side issue, most returning Vets were in their mid-late 20s (my dad was 24). They took a bit of time to adjust then went to college, making them late 20s before looking to marry. Most of them married women 5-8 years younger than they were (this was the rule when I was growing up, everybody's mom was 7 years younger than their dad). This left a demographic of women who were 15-20 when the war started, didn't marry during the war and then found themselves "too old" when the Vets went hunting. This resulted in a lot of my friends having "spinster aunts" who were their moms' older sisters.
I've heard Boomers sometimes described as those being born during the war -- i.e starting w/ 1939. This kind of makes sense as we think of those 16 year olds who went nuts over Elvis as being Boomers.
Me neither (1960). Folks born between 1959 and 1966 are wedged between two of the most narcissistic generations in history - the Boomers and Gen X. So just call us wedgies.
The very phrase "boomer" comes from the noticible explosion of births, the "baby boom" that can be seen post 1945. What would we call the 14-16 year olds who went ga-ga over Sinatra?
What would we call the 14-16 year olds who went ga-ga over Sinatra?
That would have been in the mid-40s which would have meant they were born around 1930.
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