Born 1976 to 1995, someone has designated these folks as generation Y.
They are also called the Net Generation or the Echo Boomers. before that was the Generation ‘X’ from the 1960’s to the late 1970’s.
Of course we always hear of the Baby Boomers from 1946 to the 1960’s.
But did you know that the generation born from 1925 to 1945 was called the ‘Silent Generation’. According to my mama and family I wasn’t ‘silent’.(just sayin’).
I love this one, from the bottom of my heart, ‘The Greatest Generation’ born from 1900 to 1925. They survived the depression and fought WWII. They also created the Boomers. and us, the Silent Generation.
(The greatest generation feeding, the silent generation eating)
I don’t know why someone must label cultural generations, or who decides what to call them. I always thought we were just people. But according to studies there is a different mind set within generations.
We who grew up with what we called a ‘solid work ethic’, passed on by parents who truly worked to raise and feed a family. It is hard for us to accept someone who will not show up for work. It is hard for us to understand continued tardiness. I just wanted to salute the generations past.
I appreciate the farms my folks and their folks worked on from sunup to sun set. I appreciate getting the work done with no power machinery. Boiling clothes and using a scrub board. Cleaning and filling kerosene lamps, cutting and splitting enough wood for a winter with cross cut saws, wedges and mallets.
Now that I have seen the wood required for a Wisconsin winter I can really appreciate the work required for the farmers in the north.
So we are passing off a country that we had run fairly well until the mid 1980’s. But since then our politicians have run this country into a hole, what the Generation we call ‘Y’ is receiving, is a bunch of IOU’s. And that is a shame after our forefathers and our fathers gave us such a wonderful opportunity.
But this Generation is going to handle the problems, trust them. (Boy that is hard to say seeing some of them with their pants on the ground and every part of their bodies pierced or tattooed). But they will survive and keep this country great.
Thanks for coming this way
* Marriages are made in heaven. But, then again, so are thunder, lightening, tornadoes and hail .
* A computer once beat me !at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. As Jimmy would say, that is two
1956 Cadillac Eldorado, Paula would put some Long Horns on the hood and drive it down the country roads!