This is my mom and me, back when I was 19, and she was 52. We had 31 more years together. I’m grateful for each and everyone.
Here is a series of photographs from the Nelson archive (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) that feature Gen-X babies and 1970s baby equipment. They underscore for me the work of the the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and how much products for infants have improved over the last four or five decades. In 1972, Congress passed the Consumer Product […]
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Do you have a favorite picture of your mother? Here is another beautiful picture of mothers from Nelson’s photo archive, which he has generously shared with me. Nelson (who wishes to only be identified by his first name) worked as an accountant in the airline industry for many years. He was […]
Look at these highly-detailed matching mother-daughter costumes featuring a Native American / Native Peoples theme. Although this is completely taboo today, the photo documents the prevalence of cultural appropriation during the Gen X childhood years. Vintage La Habra, California This is not the first time I’ve written about Native Americans and cultural appropriation in the 1970s. Click […]
Nearly 20 years ago, my father gave my eldest daughter a beautiful book, Gems of Poetry. Today, I spent some time reading it and found this beautiful poem by Mary A. Ford, better known as Una. A Hundred Years From Now The surging sea of human life forever onward rolls, And bears to the eternal […]
This is a picture of a mother with her son and daughter, 1972. Location of the photo is unknown. It was sent to me a former blogger about a year ago. She has since shut down her site (Ready for the Shift). The photo features a mom with a beehive hairdo. The son is wearing […]
In celebration of Mother’s Day, which is May 14, I will be posting pictures throughout the month of Gen-Xers with their mothers. Most of the photos in this collection were taken in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Follow along at http://www.jenx67.com/tag/our-mothers.