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  •  I fall in the category (5+ / 0-)

    of Boomer, but 1962 is getting towards the close of the generation. All my life I've been friends with people from all age groups. In my early 20s, I hung out with a theater crowd. Loads of age diversity. I guess age is something I never use to pigeon hole people.

    •  I think it's different for us (4+ / 0-)
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      Steveningen, Aunt Pat, theKgirls, gizmo59

      Of course, liberation pretty much did away with the idea that we needed to be guided into the mysteries of gay life with all the opportunities that were given us for a self-guided tour, but except for some REAL age stratification in bars, yes.

      -7.75, -8.10; All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent.

      by Dave in Northridge on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 07:31:09 PM PDT

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    •  Me too, (3+ / 0-)

      having been born in 1959.  It seemed the party was always drawing to a close just about the time I arrived, time after time.  Time magazine would feature some sort of boomer trend, and by the time I got old enough for it to apply to me, it had become passe.  You can't win.

      -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

      by gizmo59 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 08:54:04 PM PDT

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    •  I've always seen the "tradiditonal" broken down (2+ / 0-)
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      Dave in Northridge, Steveningen

      into "the Greatest Generation" or WWI and WWII military and workers, then my group called "The Silent Generation."  We were too young to have fought in the War, but were children during that time. circa 1930-1945.We were the dorky parents of Boomers in the late 50's and 60s. We were overwhelmed by Boomers and got  lost in the shuffle.  We never elected few of our own keaders or a President from our age category. US politically jumped over us from Greatest Generation to Boomers, who had no military background i.e. Clinton and Bush. You may be surprised by the large percentage of Democrats in this group, people who loved Bill Clinton.  This group may be the ones to count on to rebel againest Republican Medicare and Social Security cuts.

      We're mad as hell and aren't going to take this any longer

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