Happy Mother’s Day, Generation X. I put together this rare gallery of Silent Gen mothers on Easter and Mother’s Day, 1967 and 1968. All of the pictures feature first-wave Generation Xers born between 1961 and 1968. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do! Many of the pictures also feature our older […]
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 […]
In honor of Mother’s Day on May 14, I will be sharing pictures of Gen-Xers with their Mothers (either Baby Boomer or from the Silent or Lucky Few Generation). This first picture is Tammy. It comes from Nelson’s glorious collection, which he generously shared with me sometime ago. I will be posting several of his […]
Generation Z: Screenagers The Washington Post has published a big story Screenagers — better known as Generation Z or even Homelanders. Here is an excerpt: They are the true “digital natives,” a label that carries profound implications for their social lives and emotional health, not to mention their minds: Studies show that constant exposure to […]
Harry Leslie Smith is a 91-year-old Yorkshireman, Royal Air Force veteran and ex-carpet salesman. In November 2013, he wrote ‘This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time’ for The Guardian. It was shared almost 60,000 times on Facebook and basically started a huge debate about the state of society. This past summer […]
Unsure why Eisenhower was so popular with so many? Check out an essay on Ike by Stephen Ambrose on PBS.This is the 80-something usher who greets me at church on Sunday mornings. A member of the Silent Generation, this is the button he’s been wearing for the last few weeks: I LIKE IKE.
[Infographic Monday] WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Grandparents have a significant and growing impact on the well-being of their grandchildren and families, a fact brought home by a new infographic being released today by the nonprofit, Generations United. “As the graphic illustrates, grandparents and other adults over 50 are making major contributions to society, […]