This special group was born  between 1930 & 1946 = 16 years. In 2022, the age range is between 76 & 92.

 Are you, or do you know someone "still here?”

*Interesting Facts for You . . .*

You are the smallest group of children born since the early 1900’s.

You are the last generation, climbing out of the Depression, who can remember the Winds of War,

and the impact of a World at War that rattled the structure of our daily lives for years.

You are the last to remember ration books for everything from butter to sugar to shoes to gas and stoves.

You saved and poured fried fat into tin cans.

You can remember milk being delivered to your house early in the morning with Horse and Wagon, where the,

"Milkman” placed the bottles in the "milk box" on the steps or porch. Cream was rising up and out of the bottles.

 You remember the, "Rag Man" coming down the street with his horse and wagon.

 We had, "Scrap Drives", and piled all the old metal we could find, around the corner street sign.

 You are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead, you “imagined” what you heard on the radio.

We sat on the floor and listened to the, "The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, The Green Hornet, and  many others.”

 With no TV until the 1950s, you spent your childhood "playing outside.”

There was no Little League.  There was no city playground for kids.

The lack of television in your early years, meant that you had little real understanding of what the world was like.  

Telephones were one to a house, often shared (party lines), and hung on the wall in the kitchen, (no one cared about privacy).

 Computers were called calculators; they were hand-cranked.

 Typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage, and changing the ribbon.

 Newspapers and magazines were written for adults and the news was broadcast on your radio in the evening.

 New highways would bring jobs and mobility.

 The radio network expanded from 3 stations to thousands.

 Your parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression and the war, and they threw themselves

  into working hard to make a living for their families.

 You weren't neglected, but you weren't today's all-consuming family focus.

 They were glad you played by yourselves. They were busy discovering the postwar world.

You entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where you were welcomed and

felt secure in your future although the depression poverty was deeply remembered.

 Polio was still a crippler.

 You came of age in the '50s and ’60.

 You are the last generation to experience an interlude when there were no threats to our homeland.

 The Second World War was over, and the cold war, terrorism, global warming, and perpetual

economic insecurity had yet to haunt life with unease.

 Only your generation can remember both a time of great war and a time when our world was secure

and full of bright promise and plenty.

 You grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better..

 You are "The Last Ones.”

 More than 99% of you are retired, and you feel privileged to have "lived in the best of times!”



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