Skip to comments.POST BOOMERS/PRE X - finally, a thread just for us - Thread 2
Posted on 10/02/2001 10:38:59 AM PDT by WIMom
Last night, there was an anti baby boom thread that started with a rant, and before some disruptor trashed it, some of us who were born at the tail end of the baby boom - from 1956 to 1964 - were having some nice recollections. The things that we seem to have in common are the following:
1. We were too young to serve in Vietnam, but remember the news.
2. As far as we're concerned, the music, television and popular entertainment and heroes of the 60s were and still are a matter for personal taste, and don't represent the shining apex of all civilization, icons to be revered by generations to come - in short, the Beatles were just a band that some might not like, and old Trek was cheesy and not well written.
3. Old boomers came into adulthood at the ideal economic circumstance - we've had to work for ours.
4. Our clothes and music tended to be lighthearted, and we are more conservative/libertarian as a whole than the older boomers.
So post your memories of tunes, movies, shows, fashions, school stuff, etc.
And enjoy yourselves!
Family vacations in the station wagon, also used for the drive-in.
Chatty Cathy or Chrissie.
There were still drug stores with soda fountians.
Liquor and beer were bought at the beer depot.
Gas lines in the 70's.
ARGH!!! I was born in 1967
Lost In Space
My Favorite Martian
Variety shows where people actually performed live - Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Smothers Brothers, Sonny & Cher
F Troop and Hogan's Heroes - most un-PC shows ever!
Monty Python - I have ordered the Time-Life videos of all the shows from the 70s and am enjoying them along with my kids. "The Spanish Inquisition" and "Ministry of Silly Walks" are total comedy classics. One of the first things my husband and I realized we had in common when we met in 1982 was the ability to recite the entire "Penguin on the TV Set" routine, sing all the words to "Spam" and "The Lumberjack Song," etc.
R & B music, radio stations, and dance clubs that both white and black people enjoyed - the O'Jays, the Spinners, the Isley Brothers, TSOP, etc. It's sad to see how segregated our culture has become; this is not "progress" at all in my opinion.
Some rock music was pretty good: the Rolling Stones, Little Feat, and some other music.
Aside from sports and some rock music, the rest of the decade sucked.
That Girl (In color)
The Love Bug
The Six Million Dollar Man
Pull tabs! you could build an entire suit of clothes if you found enough.
Does any one remember beer can collections or was that just a Wisconsin thing?
CB radio. 10-4 good buddy!
Loved Johnny Quest. Quisp cereal. Badfinger. Hot wheels tracks (with the loop-the-loops!)
(To the person who posted the Boston and Styx covers, I've still got both!)
God Bless America (Please)
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