1% Age Group.
special group was born between 1930 &1948 = 18 years.
2021, the age range is between 73 & 91.
you, or do you know, someone "still here?"
Facts For You . . . .
are the smallest group of children born since the early 1900s.
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.
are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes
saved tin foil and poured fried meat fat into tin cans.
saw cars up on blocks because tires weren't available.
can remember milk being delivered to your house early in the morning and placed
in the "milk box" on the porch.
are the last to see the gold stars in the front windows of grieving neighbors
whose sons died in the War.
saw the 'boys' home from the war, build their little houses.
are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead, you
“imagined” what you heard on the radio
no TV until the 1950s, you spent your childhood "playing outside."
There was no Little League.
was no city playground for kids.
lack of television in your early years meant that you had little real
understanding of what the world was like.
Saturday mornings and afternoons, the movies gave you newsreels sandwiched in
between westerns and cartoons.
were one to a house, often shared (party lines), and hung on the wall in the
kitchen (no cares about privacy).
were called calculators; they were hand-cranked.
were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage, and changing the
and 'GOOGLE' were words that did not exist.
and magazines were written for adults and the news was broadcast on your radio
in the evening.
Government gave returning Veterans the means to get an education and spurred
colleges to grow.
fanned a housing boom
demand, coupled with new installment payment plans opened many factories for
highways would bring jobs and mobility.
veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics.
radio network expanded from 3 stations to thousands.
parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression and the war, and
they threw themselves into exploring opportunities they had never imagined.
weren't neglected, but you weren't today's all-consuming family focus.
were glad you played by yourselves until the street lights came on.
were busy discovering the postwar world.
entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where you were
welcomed, enjoyed ourselves and felt secure in your future although the
depression poverty was deeply remembered.
was still a crippler.
came of age in the '50s and '60s.
are the last generation to experience an interlude when there were no threats
to our homeland.
second world war was over and the cold war, terrorism, global warming, and
perpetual economic insecurity had yet to haunt life with unease.
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.
grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better...
are "The Last Ones."
than 99 % of you are either retired or deceased, and you feel privileged to
have "lived in the best of times!
great being part of the 1% Special Group!