BABY BOOMER Facebook users

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by raceanoncr, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    I've just been named a manager of a Facebook page (imagine that, I can't even hardly find the on/off switch on this!) called,

    BABY BOOMER'S 1946-1964

    Now, if this infringes on BC TOS, I certainly retract this thread. I will not be offended or boycott or trash this site or the moderators for closing it for those reasons.

    Also, now, if any of you are not on Facebook, have no intention of getting on Facebook, have had a bad experience with Facebook or otherwise just abhor Facebook, FINE. I don't care. Don't read this or go to the site then. It ain't making anybody no money or's just a fun page reminiscing about the BABY BOOMERS age.

    The originator of the page, Robert Perrigo, (and he doesn't care if his name is used. He says he has nothing to hide) is from my hometown, now lives in Ok City, Ok, is in a wheelchair with MS and is very active rebuilding lawn equipment...from his chair. My hats off to him.

    Fun stuff like bringing up pictures of old Woolworth stores around the country or pictures of old school lunchboxes we had and on and on.

    Click "Like" and you'll receive his and my stuff daily. Some corny, some not. Just give it a try.

    Again, this page is certainly non-competing with BC or Cheryl but if she or any of the moderators feel it is out of line, just let me know and I'll understand.
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  3. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Thanks, ovah.

    See, that's how stoopid I am. I couldn't do that, the link, that is.
  4. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Speaking of Baby Boomers a dear friend from grammer school sent me this today:

    Have a Wonderful Day
    A little house with three bedrooms,
    one bathroom and one car on the street
    A mower that you had to push
    to make the grass look neat.

    In the kitchen on the wall
    we only had one phone,
    And no
    need for recording things,
    someone was always home.

    We only had a living room
    where we would congregate,
    unless it was at mealtime
    in the kitchen where we ate.

    We had no need for family rooms
    or extra rooms to dine.
    When meeting as a family
    those two rooms would work
    out fine.

    We only had one TV set
    and channels maybe two,
    always there was one of them
    with something worth
    the view.

    For snacks we had potato chips
    that tasted like a chip.
    And if you wanted flavor
    there was Lipton's onion dip.

    Store-bought snacks were rare because
    my mother liked
    to cook
    and nothing can compare to snacks
    in Betty
    Crocker's book.

    Weekends were for family trips
    or staying home to play.
    We all did things together --
    even go to church to pray

    When we did our weekend trips
    depending on the weather,
    no one stayed at home because
    we liked to be together.

    Sometimes we would separate
    to do things on our own,
    but we knew where the others were
    without our own
    cell phone.

    Then there were the movies
    with your favorite movie star,
    and nothing can compare
    to watching movies in your car.

    Then there were the picnics
    at the peak of summer season,
    pack a lunch and find some trees
    and never need a reason.

    Get a baseball game together
    with all the friends you know,
    have real action playing ball --
    and no game video.

    Remember when the doctor
    used to be the family friend,
    and didn't need insurance
    or a lawyer to defend?

    The way that he took care of you
    or what he had to do,
    because he took an oath and strived
    to do the best for

    Remember going to the store
    and shopping casually,
    when you went to pay for it
    you used your own money?

    Nothing that you had to swipe
    or punch in some amount,
    and remember when the cashier person
    had to really count?

    The milkman used to go
    from door to door,
    And it was just
    a few cents more
    than going to the store.

    There was a time when mailed letters
    came right to your
    without a lot of junk mail ads
    sent out by every

    The mailman knew each house by name
    and knew where it
    was sent;
    there were not loads of mail addressed
    "present occupant."

    There was a time when just one glance
    was all that it
    would take,
    and you would know the kind of car,
    model and the make.

    They didn't look like turtles
    trying to squeeze out every
    they were streamlined, white walls, fins
    really had some style.

    One time the music that you played
    whenever you would
    was from a vinyl, big-holed record
    called a forty-five.

    The record player had a post
    to keep them all in line
    then the records would drop down
    and play one at a time.

    Oh sure, we had our problems then,
    just like we do today
    and always we were striving,
    trying for a better way.

    Oh, the simple life we lived
    still seems like so much fun,
    how can you explain a game,
    just kick the can and run?

    And why would boys put baseball cards
    between bicycle
    and for a nickel, red machines
    had little bottled

    This life seemed so much easier
    and slower in some ways.
    I love the new technology
    but I sure do miss those days.

    So time moves on and so do we
    and nothing stays the same,
    but I sure love to reminisce
    and walk down memory lane.

    With all today's technology
    we grant that it's a plus!
    But it's fun to look way back and say,
    Hey look, guys, THAT WAS US!

  5. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"