AARP Members Enjoy Exclusive Discounts on Travel, Dining and More. Join Today

Reply
Info Seeker

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

1,805 Views
Message 1 of 116

Families cared more there was more respect and love then.  The last of the good ole days!

Report Inappropriate Content
Info Seeker +

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

1,856 Views
Message 2 of 116

3 words.  Roller Skate Key.

Report Inappropriate Content
Valued Social Butterfly

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

1,876 Views
Message 3 of 116

I really enjoyed reading all of the responses, and so many good memories from childhood. I also remember -

  • Saturday morning cartoons, Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger
  • Comic books, Blondie and Dagwood comic strip
  • We played outdoors and used our imagination (like a mopstick horse)
  • Peddled the bicycle uphill without gears
  • Sunday evening was Ed Sullivan and Bonanza
  • News was either Walter Cronkite or Huntley-Brinkley
  • Had to read all the tv/movie/music "gossip" magazines
  • Your parents told you about the Great Depression and how bad things were then and how lucky you are now
  • Dad made a living and mom stayed home to cook, clean, and sew our clothes
  • Bought ice at the ice house
  • Mom made homemade ice cream and dad handcranked the ice cream churn
  • Your phone had a party line, and you only had to dial the last 4 numbers
  • In high school, our skirts had to touch the floor when we knelt down on our knees
  • You read the original Ann Landers and Dear Abby columns
  • Saw the re-release of Gone With the Wind at the drive-in movie
  • There was an ice cream shop and candy store
  • Ate at the drug store soda fountain
  • Gas was cheap, drove our cars up and down the main drag to see who was out with whom
  • Ditto on most of what everyone else has mentioned

Thanks @AARPTeri for an interesting topic.

Report Inappropriate Content
Info Seeker

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

1,876 Views
Message 4 of 116
So true. Thank you for the memories!
Report Inappropriate Content
Recognized Social Butterfly

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

1,882 Views
Message 5 of 116

If you were old enough to do a walking tour of sunny Southeast Asia but not yet old enough and allowed to vote. You must be a boomer.

Report Inappropriate Content
Info Seeker

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

1,911 Views
Message 6 of 116

Hey I was a real hippy. And now I am a faux hippy... Just protesting the latest war to sell guns.

At least the tie dye is easier. You can buy them, at the store now.

Peace!

Smiley Happy

 

Report Inappropriate Content
Info Seeker

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

1,913 Views
Message 7 of 116

McDonalds was a treat and only had a couple of things on the menu...hamburger, cheeseburger, fries, coke, and shakes.  We also saved the tinsel from year to year to throw on the Balsam Tree at Christmas.

bbqchop
Report Inappropriate Content
Conversationalist

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

1,927 Views
Message 8 of 116

you remember Mod Squa, 45s, and having to sit outside to eat at McDonald's under those red and white metal umbrellas.

 

Report Inappropriate Content
Super Social Butterfly

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

1,938 Views
Message 9 of 116

When you made a purchase, you were given green stamps to put into a book and when the book was full, you could turn it in for an item you picked out of a catalog.

Report Inappropriate Content
Info Seeker

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

1,954 Views
Message 10 of 116

Bought a gallon of gas with my last quarter following a date with my girlfriend-wife to be.  Got home, went to bed -- Dad ran out of gas in the morning.

Report Inappropriate Content