The 80s American Girl Doll is Historical Character Courtney Moore Brings Iconic Decade to Life for Millions of Fans and Their Parents From the official news release from Mattel American Girl, the beloved brand known for helping girls grow up with confidence and character, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel, today announced the launch of […]
Today, Lifetouch, a national school photography provider, celebrates the second annual National School Picture Day, an opportunity to relive and celebrate school pictures, from bowl cuts to mohawks, neon to flannel. (Especially the neon and flannel, Xers.) This commemoration is all the reason I need to share this school picture of me from the fall […]
Tamara Dever, author of a new book, I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie, has written a special “letter-post” to followers of the Jennifer Chronicles: Are You There, God? It’s Me, Generation X blog and Facebook page. It’s a delightful missive and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! I also […]
One thing I don’t admit to very often is that I have always been a huge Madonna fan. I fell in love with her music after hearing Borderline on the radio in February 1984. I was living in Northeast Oklahoma at the time and crossing the border into Kansas every day to finish at the […]
Walkman made its way to American shores in June 1980. Happy Anniversary, Walkman. For an excellent essay on 80s music, aging and lies, check out Ted Anthony’s latest article on Medium, We Did Not, In Fact, Build This City on Rock and Roll: Aging, death and the lies of 1980s bubblegum music.
I’m in the process of haggling with a collector over a 35mm slide I want to purchase. It features a rare product used by Gen-Xers born between 1966-1974 and I want to add it to add to my collection of vernacular pictures of Generation X. The seller wants $9.99 for it and I only want […]
Southern Baptist Girls’ Auxiliary Organization The Southern Baptist Church (SBC) Girls’ Auxiliary Organization began in 1913 or 1914. It was designed for school-aged girls and originally called the Sunbeam Societies or Sunbeams. In the 1970s, the organization was renamed Girls in Action (GA) and continued to use a royal theme and royal titles to denote […]