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The American Baby Boomer generation is made up of approximately seventy-six million individuals born between 1946 -1964. The first wave of Boomers turned sixty, 60 years young in 2006. Baby Boomers created the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s culture. The Baby Boomers Tribute page is dedicated to all of the Boomers, Baby Boomers. Check out Tom Brokaw report Boomers! History's Wealthiest and Most Influential Generation and Audience Insights, Communicating to Boomers
Baby Boomers had their own brand of music. The Boomers music was wonderfully versatile and remains popular to this day. Baby Boomers, just as other cultures before them, also had their own style of dress; poodle skirts, poofy petticoats, peddle pushers, chiffon scarves, shifts, tents, mini skirts, halters, go-go boots, penny loafers, bobby socks, saddle shoes, converse sneakers, clogs, stacks, bell bottoms, hot pants, etc.
Baby Boomers had their own dances; The Twist, The Jerk, The Watusi, The Cha-Cha, The Slow Drag, The Bump, The Electric Slide, The Two Step, The Tighten Up, The Pony, The Swingout, The Swim, The Mash Potatoes, The Locomotion, The Hully Gully, The Hustle, The Bugaloo, Funky Chicken, The Fly, Boney Maroney, Hitchhiker, etc.
Boomers, Baby Boomers, post your pearls of wisdom and take the Young and the Restless Baby Boomers Poll at truevisualpoet.blogspot.com/2010/08/boomers-baby-boomers-have-your-say.html
Lonnie Lee Young, Track Star
South Natchez -Adams High School
August 11, 1953 - December 24, 2009
Lonnie Lee Young; Sho' 'Nuf, We'll Miss You Visual Poem Image
Bust on Stand
...Lonnie Lee Young, a baby boomer, extraordinaire
Leo the Lion, you truly hurtled thru life with an air of flare
No matter what, all of the records will say
The obvious signs prove, you certainly did, pass this way
Top, thin-clad, track star; fuh, sho' 'nuf; we'll miss, you
Your unique humor and opinions were honest and true
Your master mechanic skills hailed you as one of the best
And, your cheetah like sprintin' placed you, above the rest
You were a genuine human being
Full of charity, empathy and authenticity
Hence, Mr. Lonnie Lee Young
Your existence was notable, I do, decree
Check it out, a bust on a stand
Forever, pays tribute to your 56 years, with, dignity
Excerpt from "Lonnie Lee Young; Sho' 'Nuf, We'll Miss You"
Copyright by Deborah Young
Visual Poetry Image
The Baby Boomers Creed Visual Poem - Spinning Top On Table
...We are baby boomers, we are
We are the generation most creative and diverse, by far
Brand new paths, we have set, all ablaze
And, we have transformed each and every, life phase
In elementary school we learned
From Dick, Jane, Sally, Spot and Puff
We entertained ourselves, we played rough
And sometimes fell on our duff
Hide-n-seek, ring around the roses
Red light, green light, sling shots and blind man's bluff
And, toy makers provided us with a whole lotta, stuff
The slinky, yo-yos, hula-hoops, spinnin'- spinning tops
Marbles and jacks were way off, the cuff...
An excerpt from The Baby Boomers Creed
Copyright by Deborah Young
A poem honoring Baby Boomers contributions to society
Deborah Young dedicates The Baby Boomers Creed visual poetry to Natchez Eight Baby Boomer Siblings, the numerous influential, fabulous, famous and unique Boomers, Baby Boomers, including:
The secret of staying young
is to find an age you really like and stick with it.
Plaque by Schulz © 1958 United Feature Syndicate, Inc
Baby Boomers Music
The Mickey Mouse Club Mug - 1955
The Mickey Mouse Club Mousekeeters made their first television appearance on July 17, 1955. The Mickey Mouse Club television series began October 3, 1955.
In addition to The Mickey Mouse Club, Baby Boomers enjoyed a variety of television shows and movies.
Baby Boomers Television Shows And Movies
Baby Boomers Had Many Unique Toys And Games
Baby Boomers 45 rpm Records and Musical Hit List
John F. Kennedy For President Pin
Picture of 1960 Atlanta Boycott Sit- In
1971 Charles Evers For Mississippi Governor Pin
1976 Jimmy Carter Presidential Bumper Sticker
Baby Boomers were actively involved in many aspects of society. They participated in boycotts, demonstrations for racial equality, the Vietnam war, etc. They were quick to work with political campaigns and had no problem wearing pins to display support for their candidates.
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