View Poll Results: What generation are you from?
Greatest Generation (1911 - 1924) 0 0%
Silent Generation (1925 - 1945) 28 15.30%
Baby Boomers (1946 - 1964) 121 66.12%
Generation X (1965 - 1980) 34 18.58%
Generation Y (1981 - 1995) 0 0%
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:14 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by safari57
Good for you Bob. A great time to shut the work mode down - just prior to Christmas and the winter season.

Then you can spend some time honing your trailer parking skills . It looks like that trailer is at least an 1/8th of an inch more to the street side even with the door opening requirement.


Hi, Barry. Thank you, but I thought my picture was small enough so you wouldn't be able to tell it was that much off center.


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Old 10-16-2007, 03:53 AM   #16
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1952. I've got a few years until SS, but, like a lot of boomers I really have no intention to retire.

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Old 10-16-2007, 07:03 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by carnegie1935
I didn't realize that we were so quiet. Retired in 96 started drawing Social security in 97. Medicare in 2000 Airstream in 2003 I feel very blessed to be a part of this silver community. Retirement is wonderful. I have never been busier.

Heeeyyy! Keep it down up there! Boomer here still at work trying to take a nap!
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:40 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by yukionna
The Baby Boomers (1946 - 1964)
This was the generation born during or just after World War II, a time that included a 14-year increase in birthrate worldwide. Baby Boomers in their teen and college years were characteristically part of the 1960s counterculture, but later became more conservative, eventually gave birth to Generations X and Y.
Well, technically I am in the Baby Boomer generation, having been born in '62, but I don't consider myself a boomer. I've always thought this category was ridiculous because it spans too many years. The description above doesn't apply to me at all. During the counterculture movement I was beginning elementary school!

IMO, there aren't any commonalities among the cultural experiences of those born right after WWII and those of us born in the early 60s. Lumping us together simply because of birth rate statistics doesn't make much sense to me.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:46 AM   #19
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Gen X, Baby! Age is a state of mind until the metamusil runs out, then it's a state of emergency.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:17 PM   #20
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Why does the song by the WHO keep popping into my head whenever I read this threads heading? That in itself must equate to boomer-hood

Ta ta ta talkin bout my generation

Now I can't get that tune out of my noggin

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Old 10-16-2007, 03:09 PM   #21
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1963. I tend to place myself in Generation X. Local boy Doug Coupland wrote the book "Generation X" and placed this generation as those born between 1960 and 1965. My parents were born in 1939 and 1940, so they neither fit in the Silent Generation, nor the Boomer generation. I know for a fact that there are many cultural references of the Boomer Generation that I don't particularly identify with.
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:16 PM   #22
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Hey there young man, you forgot the perpetually 21 generation category
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:23 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by tin sista
A gentleman never asks a lady her age
Hey there young man, you forgot the perpetually 21 generation category
Maybe you shouldn’t have put it on your Public Profile. Then again, I have never doubted that you always will be 21 (or less).

Have you baked any more bread lately? We could have used it at the chili cook off in Branson this weekend. A lot of people were trying to cool down.
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:40 PM   #24
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I was born in 1962 so I guess I am a late end boomer? My parents were born 1905(dad) 1927(mom)
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:44 PM   #25
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:47 PM   #26
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Love Doug Coupland - as any worthy Gen X'er would!
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:51 PM   #27

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Old 10-16-2007, 04:08 PM   #28
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I was born in 1966, that was the summer before the summer of love. That makes me a generation "X'er" too. What happened to the "WE" generation and the "ME" generation? Wasn't there a "LOST" generation too? Are they all subgenerations of the generation "X"? How long exactly is a generation? Am I asking too many questions?

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