Skip to comments.We’re Not Gen-X, We’re Gen-Reagan
Posted on 06/07/2004 1:31:59 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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I think you missed my point!
I don't like modern bumpers because they're painted - thus, bumper stickers can ruin the paint (a`la removal). So I certainly don't want to stick these things on the body of my car.
Even if its a magnet, there's still a risk you'll do something to the body paint of your car by slapping/peeling off the magnet even once much less multiple times. The less touchy, the better! I prefer sticking to bumpers. Having stickers *there* is ugly enough, anyway!
OK, 1st question is: what is the mathematical definition of a generation?
Obviously by this list (I have seen it before), there is no defined time range! That's ridiculous in itself.
20 years MITE be an acceptable average range for a generation. Altho since we're so communicative in the last century, we often define ourselves more narrowly - by decades.
To me, the average generation-length ("gestation", if you will) is 30 years - but that's considering how old you are having children, how old your mom & dad were, how old your grandparents were, etc, all when they had children. Which muddles it, cuz people are having kids all the time.
I don't like this method! Let's just go back to naming decades, not naming ethereal "generations" of varying scope!
"Generation X" was the title of a very stupid 1991 book by Canadian author Douglas Coupland. It portrayed some of the dismay and chagrin of those of us who are younger than the Baby Boomers, upon our realization that we will be destroyed by their selfish greed and the bonfire of their many-vanitied social agendas.
And yet you call yourself "Valley Gal"? LOL
My sister and brother graduated HS late '70s and started college then. They were definitely in the disco era - and my sister was a disco queen (bro more of a metal-head). ;-D
I have my Bush/Cheney sign up on my lawn. And I just ordered two cling decals from a site that say "I support President Bush and our Troops" I had a W sticker on my old truck so I had to replace for the new truck. Can't wait to get them!
The "Arnold for Governor" signs Humanshield put in the front of the apartment buildings were stolen about six times.
Oh funny, I would have hid in the bushes to catch the thief!
Remember St. Elmo's Fire; well that is how we dressed in the 80's. Our socks were tucked over our jeans and we wore that with sneakers, I had pink sneakers, what was I thinking. I will always love my high hair. These days it is short but still high. My husband measure it and lets me know when I have reached my highest point.
I think they include Ben Franklin's generation. I actually have the book at home (both "Fourth Turning" and "13th Generation"), but forgot to look at them last night.
My hair was basically short but spiked on top. Up to some 3". I loved it - and my pals were always patting me on the head to see if it would squash down!
I just loved the spiffy happy neon and pastels! Yes, I'll do that again any time - if we can find the clothes!
You should read The Fourth Turning. It explains ALOT about "our" generation--all of them in fact.
I don't know where you were during the '70s, but I wouldn't term those times "prosperous" for my family by any stretch. But, you're due your view about my generation. I'm sure not all Boomers are idealistic job-squatting middle managers who can't stop getting teary-eyed everytime they hear Joan Baez or see "The Big Chill."
And, don't forget....."Conjunction junction; what's your function?"
Then there was, "I'm just a Bill."
Interesting take. I like it. And since we grew up under Reagan, and were too young to be jaded and demoralized by Vietnam, Watergate, etc., we ended up being more optimistic and patriotic than the Boomers -- we are Reagan's kind of people.
I have a friend who says he had no idea his wife was so short until the 80's finally passed and she quit "teasing" her hair up.
I remember when they opened the first machine. The Dem guy was there, my dad, me and a poll worker or two. The count in the first machine was Reagan 847 and Carter had under 300. Andersen and Clark had a few too. My dad sort of let out a holler there. The other two machines had similar results. I remember my dad racing home with the numbers to call the Reagan campaign to report figures. My dad was so happy. He called the Viginia HQ, and reported the numbers. They told him that it was going overwhelmingly for Reagan.
I remember the hostages coming home after the inauguration, and how everyone seemed so happy after he was elected.
In 1984, I was a Freshman in HS. I remember everyone had a Reagan button. People had pictures of RR in their locker, next to Eddie Van Halen. Quite a site.
LOL that's real cute!
Where did you live? I wish I could say like you and some others that my home was full of Reagan-lovers. I didn't see such things in school (and it looks like we're the exact same age). Too much liberalism still. MD is Democratist country, always was. I think we squeeked in for Reagan in '84, but that was a close 1. Not enough to see kids sporting Reagan/Republican stuff. Or maybe we were all scared to show it, knowing how liberal our area is!
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