In 1989 filmmaker David Hoffman recorded a therapy session for Gen-Xers who shared stories about growing up with fathers who were Vietnam War veterans. The teenagers, all of whom appear to have been born in the late 1960s, were filmed at a church in St. Louis, Missouri. “I felt for these kids and for the […]
Thanksgiving 1967 Thanksgiving 1967, Billy’s mom wrote a note and put it on the table next to her son’s picture. It read, “The vacant chair for Billy, our sailor boy.” Another note reads, “Thanksgiving to Huntleigh, 1967.” These 35 mm slide images of Thanksgiving 1967 are such a treasure. I love them so much. I wonder […]
When I am an old woman 👵🏻 I shall wear flannel with a Raspberry Beret that doesn’t go, and has always suited me, and I shall spend my “entitlement” on Shasta sodas and fingerless gloves and Candie’s 👡 sandals and say we’ve no money to spare for things made in 🇨🇳 China. I shall sit down […]
The following essay about Generation X, We Are Not A Lost Generation, was written during the late 1990s. It was first circulated via email and then later posted to numerous blogs and websites. The earliest record of it that I could find was a chat board where it was posted in October 2000. I’ve tried […]
Sharing the history of Generation X, one photo, one day at a time. Click here to subscribe to the Daily Photo. If you would like to submit a special photo for possible publication, please email me, jenx1967 [at] gmail [dot] com. Many years ago — probably 30 or more — a documentary aired on one of the […]
Who Is Generation Jones? Before Generation X came Generation Jones. This is the micro-generation between Baby Boomers and Generation X that was born during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Read on to learn more about this important generation in American life and politics. Origin of the Term Generation Jones If not for Jonathan Pontell […]
Army Republic South Vietnam I took this photo on April 29, 2014, at Military Park in Oklahoma City. It was a ceremony to commemorate the Fall of Saigon and the sacrifice of American soldiers.