The longer I blog about my generation, Generation X, the 13th generation of Americans, and the older I get, the more it feels as if I’m merely compiling a record of demographic nearly forgotten before it could be remembered. Were we – are we – truly a lost generation like the nomads who came before […]
Welcome to the Daily Photo, a new feature for 2017. I will do my best to post a new image every day that reflects the life and times of Generation X. If you would like to submit a special photo for possible publication, please email me, jenx1967 [at] gmail [dot] com. Please click here to subscribe […]
Here’s my latest addition to the Gen X archive. It’s a 35mm slide featuring a scene from Halloween 1973. I love all the kids walking in a line down the sidewalk. Unfortunately, I have no details on the location, but there are mountains in the background. Here are some noticeable features in this slide, all […]
by Chloe Koffas, Regular Contributor Nothing makes me more content from the red leaves of fall to the icicles of winter than watching retro Gen X holiday specials. With Halloween being on a Monday this year, this weekend was about getting ready for the big day and even celebrating a little early. The final costume […]
Big props to the mom who put this E.T. Halloween costume together. What an awesome trio and tribute to the 1982 movie. It’s Elliott, E.T., and Gertie! Elliott was played by Gen X actor Henry Thomas (b. 1971). Gertie was played by Gen X actress Drew Barrymore (b. 1975). Here’s another picture of a kid […]
In the 1970s, Halloween costume makers Ben Cooper and Collegeville, both offered Native American Halloween costumes for children. Today, they’re rare because people have figured out that — hey, this stuff is offensive to Native peoples and maybe you should stop doing it. Probably can’t say it better than the 2013 campaign: “It’s a culture, not a costume.” Nevertheless, the […]
Here are some funny pictures of bunny rabbit Halloween costumes. Nothing like mixing a little Easter into the spooky event, right? Although the Bugs Bunny costumes are super cute. Actually, the non-Bugs-Bunny rabbits are slightly terrifying. =) Click here to see another kid dressed up like a rabbit for Halloween.