06-27-2014 02:19 PM
- Where you were when President Kennedy was assassinated,
- When Martin Luthor King was assassinated,
- When Bobby Kennedy was assassinated,
- Viet Nam War protests & sit-ins,
- Real hippies, not just the cleaned up faux recent versions,
06-30-2014 10:51 AM
I'm sort of a pre-boomer since I was born during WWII instead of after. However, I remember all the things mentioned by Astraea and more. I didn't have a Beatles poster on my wall, that was my younger sister. Actually, my mother didn't allow things to be pinned or taped to the wall, but my mirror was covered with photos of Eddie Fisher, Tab Hunter, Rock Hudson, Robert Wagner and Johnny Mathis. My mother had a problem with my crush on Johnny Mathis so I think that made me one of the first "civil rights" protestors.
07-14-2014 12:06 AM
I know I am a baby boomer at the end of the booming season, because I remember being 3 years old and seeing on the black and white tv regarding President Kennedy's assasination. Also remember the civil rights marches.
07-15-2014 02:15 PM
When you recall watching the Beatles appear for thr first time on U.S.television on the Ed Sullivan Show!
When Kennedy was assisnated and school was let go early and the entire nation was mourning.
07-15-2014 02:30 PM - edited 07-15-2014 02:31 PM
I can remember when:
Texting was a matter of passing a note in class and not getting caught!
A Play Station had swings and a slide!
I rode in the back of my family's station wagon making faces at the driver behind us!
I wrapped my school books in a brown paper bag as a book cover!
And last, but not least, I remember when being a "Crack Salesman" was a very good thing!!!
07-15-2014 02:33 PM
- you've put a Fizzies tablet in your mouth
- you have a Beatles poster in your living room now
- you remember the first skateboards and probably made your own
- you can remember the first house on the block to get a color TV
- you remember that on Sunday night, you could see NBC shows in color
- there were telephone party lines
- there was a time without zip codes
07-15-2014 02:54 PM
I had the Partridge Family and Monkees posters on my wall. M yolder sister was aghast and said The Beatles were the poster to have. I let her know the Beatles were just behind The Monkees. Ah, the bliss of youth and humor of hindsight!
07-15-2014 03:05 PM
We "recycled" and preserved the land before it became a "buzz word" ...soda bottles, milk bottles were glass and returned to stores, never used styrofoam or plastic cups ,plates, disposable diapers, didn't use Air conditioning , families had one car,saved newspapers and magazines for "paper collection contests at school" ..walked to school and/or took public transportation that was going down the street anyway. If it were storming, mom drove me,
High schools graduated hundreds or even thousands
We could get a job anywhere we wanted for part time job.
Walking down the street at midnight was safe ..
Parents knew where their kids were, mostly home .
Women could be nurses, teachers, secretaries
We could drink 3.2 beer at 18
We studied , respected parents and teachers...we worked for everything we got, didn't expect everything (including good grades) to be "handed" to us.
We learned not everyone would like us and that was okay.
We lived in the best possible time...not the most affluent but the "gifts" and values we got cannot be duplicated .