Baby Boomer Family Western Rides Into The Living Room

Posted on August 16th, 2013 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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In 1958, seven of the top ten television shows were “Westerns,” including the first four. Baby boomers (and their parents) couldn’t get enough of the action. What accounts for this pop culture dominance? Of course, the mystique of the West is woven into American history. The War and Depression became fading ghosts in the rearRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Words To Age (Or Not) By

Posted on August 13th, 2013 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

Shake, Rattle n’ Roll Those Midlife Blues “I don’t know how you feel about old age… but in my case I didn’t even see it coming.  It hit me from the rear.”  ~Phyllis Diller “The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years.  Your bodyRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 10th, 2013 in Movies,Music,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.”  ~African Proverb “History is herstory, too.”  ~Author Unknown “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, journalist 1996: Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican Vice Presidential runningRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Headline Bloopers

Posted on August 8th, 2013 in Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” ~Alexander Pope We know that journalism is synonymous with deadlines, and mistakes can happen, but…when they jump out at you in headlines, someone wasn’t using their head. This post was sent to me by a friend, Suzanne Hudson. Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say? Here areRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 5th, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  Although I achieved fame and fortune, I had humble beginnings. My parents were Italian immigrants who squeezed out a living at the their “restaurant,” Yocco’s Hot Dogs. I began my career as a engineer in the auto industry but sales and marketing were my forte. I rose quickly through the ranks at Ford whereRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 2nd, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “History is merely gossip.”  ~Oscar Wilde   “History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.”  ~George Santayana, philosopher   “Radical historians now the tell the story of Thanksgiving from the point of view of the turkey.”  ~Mason Cooley, literature professor   2004: Former President GeraldRead the Rest…

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(More) Baby Boomer Carpe Diem

Posted on July 31st, 2013 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

  Carpe Diem: from a Latin poem, popularly translated as “seize the day.”   How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? ~Dr. Seuss   • Life is alwaysRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer’s Big Red Menace

Posted on July 29th, 2013 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Movies,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Just how serious was the “Red Menace” inside the U.S.? Baby boomers in the 1950s and 1960s came of age amidst widespread fears of a communist plot to take over America. FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover worried that these children were vulnerable targets. Subtle and not-so-subtle anti-communist themes permeated entertainment, schools and  churches. The popularRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on July 26th, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.”  ~Anatole France, journalist “Perhaps nobody has changed the course of history as much as the historians.”  ~Franklin P. Jones, historian “The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.”  ~Jessamyn West, novelist   1996: Bomb explodes at AtlantaRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Prosperity Was Built on a House of Cards

Posted on July 24th, 2013 in 1950s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

    “Cash or charge?” The most-asked question in America   Imagine this. You dash into Neiman Marcus to pick up that must-have little black dress for a hot date tonight, then have to pay with cash or check. No money—no merchandise. Even checks might be a problem if the store doesn’t know you well.Read the Rest…

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