HIGHLIGHTS

Open
Grocery Coupons

Grocery Coupons

Members can print free savings coupons

Brain Health Center

Brain Health Center

Learn how to live smart and stay sharp

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Members save on e-
readers and tablets

Caring for loved ones?

Caring for loved ones?

Find the resources you need

Community
Home & Relationships

Reply
Community Manager
AARPTeri
Posts: 809
Registered: ‎10-09-2007

You Know You Are A Baby Boomer Because...

[ Edited ]

You had a poster of The Beatles on your bedroom wall.

 

Share your answer with others here!

AARPTeri
Please use plain text.
Respected Social Butterfly
ASTRAEA
Posts: 12,985
Registered: ‎12-25-2011

Re: You Know You Are A Baby Boomer Because...

You remember:

 

  • 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,

 

Registered on Online Community since 2007!
Please use plain text.
Valued Social Butterfly
PattyDiane
Posts: 3,605
Registered: ‎07-25-2008

Re: You Know You Are A Baby Boomer Because...

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.

Please use plain text.
Info Seeker
marybollinger120
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-19-2010

Re: You Know You Are A Baby Boomer Because...

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.

Please use plain text.
Info Seeker
wcmack
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-12-2010

Re: You Know You Are A Baby Boomer Because...

 
Please use plain text.
Info Seeker
erios
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-19-2008

Re: You Know You Are A Baby Boomer Because...

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.

Please use plain text.
Info Seeker
Jaypack1
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-18-2010

Re: You Know You Are A Baby Boomer Because...

[ Edited ]

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!!!

 

Ha!

 

jay_williams75@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Please use plain text.
Info Seeker
sbandy1
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-21-2011

Re: You Know You Are A Baby Boomer Because...

  • 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
Please use plain text.
Gold Conversationalist
KymberlyWE
Posts: 57
Registered: ‎07-07-2014

Re: You Know You Are A Baby Boomer Because...

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!

Kymberly Williams-Evans
Please use plain text.
Info Seeker
papergrader
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-12-2012

Re: You Know You Are A Baby Boomer Because...

In grade school we had 52 kids in our class and no one thought anything of it
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 .
Please use plain text.