Election 2016

In praise of those annoying baby boomers – The Boston Globe

bostonglobe.comPEOPLE LIKED US AT FIRST, the boomers I mean. Of course, for a while I wasn’t sure if I even was a boomer. They kept moving the goalposts on me. Once, I heard that boomers were only the people who were born between the end of World War II in 1945 and 1950. Then they pushed it to 1955, and I, born in Worcester in 1953, six months after a giant tornado had torn a swath through Central Massachusetts, officially became a boomer. And now that the dust has settled and we’ve all lived through Generation X, Generation Y, and the millennials — or, as some of us call them, the grandkids — the people who calculate such things seem to have settled on the span between early 1946 and the arrival of the Beatles on these shores, in 1964. This is a great relief for me. I couldn’t handle being born in a generation without a brand. I would be an orphan in history.

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