From our boomer defining birthdays in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, to now being in our 50s and 60s, we are a generation defined by more than birthdates falling between 1946 and 1964.
Educated? Check. In many cases that’s what our parents wanted for us: for us to “go to college”. It was the emergence of an educated middle class. It was parents in the so-called working class rooting for their children “to do better”.
Married? Check. For many a boomer marriage happened at age 18, after high school, or sometime around 21-22 (after college) or as soon thereafter as love – or the right guy/gal – or the chance to own a home – came around.
Liberated? Check. Equaly? Umm . . we’re working on it, though we may have eased back in some quarters of “being equals”, if only in the sense of who lugs out the trash or crawls under the car . . or works in the garage. Brawn, and a tolerance for grease, still has its (increasingly small) role to play.
Raised a family? Check, probably after being on the pill for a few years or more.
Career winding down, up or sideways? Check. We’re just not sure when we’ll stop working or if we want to keep working, not because we need to but because we remain interested in work. Then there’s that stock market thing and what it did to our retirement investments. Argh.
Kids . . (almost) out and on their own? Chec . . err . . umm. Grandkids? Hey, what’s not to like , especially when their parents are and act like adults, themselves, right?
We are boomers! Hear us roar . . when we’re not talking about starting to forget things. 😉