I’ll just slip this onto the server before the storm front arrives. That old saying “April showers bring May flowers” just doesn’t match this latitude….
Okay, for fun, where do you fit on the generational timeline? Are you brownish, beige-ish, or blue? Or that other greenish shade?
17 February 2008 at 10:46 pm
anne-bananne's eldest says:
I guess that I am still nothing… that time line ends with 1981! And they’re already doing radio music marathons (90s weekend, anyone?) targeted at my gen, sure evidence that we are aging as far as I’m concerned… Somebody had better get on it.
18 February 2008 at 6:25 am
You are not nothing! Those crazy social analysts just haven’t gotten their act together to come up with another name (Gen X was kinda lame, so maybe they’ve lost their creativity)….
18 February 2008 at 10:40 am
“Generation Jones”?? Never heard of that one. I always thought I was a baby-boomer, but maybe I’m a leading edge Jonesie. I will say that I’ve noticed that there is a fissure, if not a gap, among the boomers.
This concerns the Viet Nam war. Our class had males with draft numbers, but unless you had a really low number, you probably weren’t drafted. I think they went through more numbers in previous years. (Based on no research whatsoever, just the fact that most VN vets I know are a little bit older.) By the time I started college, the big campus protests over the war were mostly over. The biggest march down Grand River at MSU occurred in the spring of 1972, I got there in the fall. By Spring 1974, we had a huge “Streaking” event.
Also a technology leap in this time frame. When I started at MSU, the joke about Briggsies, (Lyman Briggs College – the liberal science college, now a school), was that they all had slide rules on their belts. By the time I left, it was the calculators on their belts that marked them as nerds.
18 February 2008 at 2:57 pm
Ah, Pooh, you take me back. Hmmm. Briggsies….