A Gen X Blog About Childhood, Faith, Family & Motherhood
Hello, I’m Jennifer, an American wife, mother, and nana. I am the Principal Practitioner of Tambourine PR. In 2008, I created The Jennifer Chronicles: Are You There, God? It’s Me, Generation X. (jenx67.com). Markedly, it has been featured in the National Associated Press, Good Housekeeping and the Washington Post. In addition, CNN, Tulsa World, Daily Oklahoman, and numerous other publications and websites. To summarize, it is a Gen X blog about childhood, faith, family, and motherhood. Decidedly, it serves as an archive for the 13th generation of Americans often referred to by historians as a lost generation.
Gen X Stories and Field Notes
By and large, the following is what you will find here. If you have an idea for something different let me know. I’m always open to suggestions for new content.
- ? News, Stories, and Commentaries about Generation X
- ?️ Occasional Podcasts. (Eventually, these will resume on a regular basis.)
- ✏️ Memoirs coupled with The Daily Photo
- ☎️ Similarly, posts on nostalgia
- ? Carefully-curated Vintage Photos: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ? ?
- ? Amazing Facebook community! ? Fun, Interesting, Politics-free!
- ? Not to mention, funny memes
- ? Also, field notes from my life in the ?? Heartland
- ? Original, Award-Winning Photography
- ? Book Reviews
- ? Correspondingly, Generation Z posts
- ✝️ In addition, posts on faith, religion, and liturgical living.
I’m not a celebrated historian; however, I lived through it.
Additionally, I have invested thousands of hours growing, writing, and maintaining this site since 2008. Subsequently, I hold a nice place in the Gen X conversation, but not as a celebrated sociologist, demographer, historian, marketer, or HR professional. Conversely, I simply lived through it. (With this in mind, I do have degrees in history and journalism and until 2020, had the monthly student loan payments to prove it. ?)
Most Comprehensive Gen X Site
Moreover, for more than a decade this site has appeared in top Search Engine Results Pages for queries about Gen-Xers. In essence, my words have touched millions of people, with and without attribution. (Attribution is always nice.) This work has been a labor love, which I performed so Generation X would not be lost and forgotten anymore. Obviously, at times, I have been ridiculously zealous about it, believing that I could literally trudge across the Internet and will my generation out of oblivion.
No Longer A Nameless Generation
Will you stand above me?
Look my way, never love me
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling
Don’t You Forget About Me, Simple Minds, 1985
Generation X was born during the most shameless, anti-child phase in American history. Chiefly, according to historians and sociologists, we were the least nurtured and the least parented generation our country has ever produced. Born between 1961 and 1981, over time, we devolved to a nameless generation. In other words, X for unknown factors and X for crossed-out and scoured. The beautiful thing is we became the hardest working employees and the most devoted moms and dads, aunts, and uncles, the world has ever seen. To put it differently, the best things are always born out of suffering.
Finally, have fun looking around! There is so much here to read and see. Thus, I hope you stay awhile, but if you never make it back here again remember this one thing: God, our Father, knows your name. He will restore to you the years the locust has eaten.
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Childhood, Faith, Family & Motherhood
Archive For A Lost Generation
“We don’t ‘lose’ our mothers – the reality is more violent than that… a pain that reaches all the way down to your…bones…”
FUNNY, ORIGINAL MEMES
I created the following Gen X memes in order to make you smile. ? Therefore, I hope you will like them!
NOTABLY, GEN X
These black and white photos of young Gen-Xers were taken at an elementary school outside of Boston in the winter of 1974.
“If pictures have anything important to say to future generations, it’s this: I was here, I existed, I was young, I was happy, and someone cared enough about me in this world to take my picture.”
THE DAILY GEN X PHOTO
Explore images of Gen-Xers from my extensive collection of vernacular photography. Altogether, you’ll love it.
Wintertide is a section from my draft memoir. Ultimately, it’s about my teen years in the recession-ravaged Heartland.
WARNER SALLMAN, HEAD of CHRIST.
This is the picture of Jesus that hung in the vestibule of all the country churches I attended as a girl. I loved this Jesus so much and it never occurred to me to blame Him for all the bad stuff that was happening around me.