[Humor] Special Group / Born Between 1930 - 1946

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If you’re in this group, this will all be familiar. If you’re not in this group it is an interesting time in history you may be unfamiliar with.

Special Group / Born Between 1930 - 1946. Today, they range in ages
from 75 to 90.  Are you or do you know someone “still here”?
Some interesting Facts for you.   
You are the smallest group of children, born since the early 1900s.
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 which rattled the structure of our daily lives for years. 
You are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes to stoves.
You saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans.
You saw cars up on blocks because tires weren't available.  
You can remember milk being delivered to your house early in the morning and placed in the "milk box" on the porch.
You are the last to see the gold stars in the front windows of grieving neighbors whose sons died in the War. 
You saw the 'boys' home from the war, build their little houses.
You are the last generation who spent childhood without television;
instead, you imagined what you heard on the radio.
With no TV until the 50's, 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.
On Saturday afternoons, the movies gave you newsreels sandwiched in between westerns and cartoons.
Telephones were one to a house, often shared (party lines) and hung on the wall in the kitchen (no cares about privacy).
Computers were called calculators; they were hand cranked.
Typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage and changing the ribbon.
INTERNET' and 'GOOGLE' were words that did not exist.
Newspapers and magazines were written for adults and the news was broadcast on your radio in the evening.  As you grew up, the country was exploding with growth.
The Government gave returning Veterans the means to get an education and spurred colleges to grow.  Loans fanned a housing boom. Pent up demand coupled with new instalment payment plans opened many factories for work.
New highways would bring jobs and mobility. 
The Veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics.
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 exploring opportunities they had never imagined.
You weren't neglected, but you weren't today's all-consuming family focus.  They were glad you played by yourselves until the street lights came on. They were busy discovering the post war world.
You entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where you were welcomed, enjoyed yourselves and felt secure in your future though depression poverty was deeply remembered.
Polio was still a crippler.
You came of age in the 50s and 60s.  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 either retired or deceased, and you feel privileged to have "lived in the best of times!"
 
 
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Today, they range in ages</span></strong><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><strong><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">from 75 to 90.  Are you or do you know someone “still here”?</span></strong><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">Some interesting Facts for you.    <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You are the smallest group of</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">children, born since the early 1900s.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">can remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war which</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">rattled the structure of our daily lives for years. </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">to sugar to shoes to stoves.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You saw cars up on blocks because tires weren't available.  </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You can remember milk being delivered to your house early in the</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">morning and placed in the "milk box" on the porch.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You are the last to see the gold stars in the front windows of</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">grieving neighbors whose sons died in the War. </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You saw the 'boys' home from the war, build their little houses.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You are the last generation who spent childhood without television;</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">instead, you imagined what you heard on the radio.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">With no TV until the 50's, you spent your childhood "playing outside".</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">There was no little league.  There was no city playground for kids.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">The lack of television in your early years meant, that you had little real understanding of what the world was like.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">On Saturday afternoons, the movies gave you newsreels sandwiched</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">in between westerns and cartoons.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">Telephones were one to a house, often shared (party lines) and hung on the wall in the kitchen (no cares about privacy).</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">Computers were called calculators; they were hand cranked.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">Typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">and changing the ribbon.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">INTERNET' and 'GOOGLE' were words that did not exist.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">Newspapers and magazines were written for adults and the news was</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">broadcast on your radio in the evening.  As you grew up, the country</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">was exploding with growth.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">The Government gave returning Veterans the means to get an education and spurred colleges to grow.  Loans fanned a housing boom.</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">Pent up demand coupled with new instalment payment plans opened many</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">factories for work.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">New highways would bring jobs and mobility.  <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">The Veterans joined</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">civic clubs and became active in politics.</span> <o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">The radio network expanded from 3 stations to thousands.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">Your parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression and the war, and they threw themselves into exploring opportunities they had never imagined.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You weren't neglected, but you weren't today's all-consuming family focus.  They were glad you played by yourselves until the street lights came on. They were busy discovering the post war world.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">where you were welcomed, enjoyed yourselves and felt secure in your</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">future though depression poverty was deeply remembered.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">Polio was still a crippler.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You came of age in the 50s and 60s.  You are the last generation to</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">experience an interlude when there were no threats to our homeland.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">The second world war was over and the cold war, terrorism, global warming, and perpetual economic insecurity had yet to haunt life with</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">unease.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">Only your generation can remember both a time of great war, and a</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">time when our world was secure and full of bright promise and plenty.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better...</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A"> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A"> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">You are "The Last Ones."  More than 99 % of you are either retired or</span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A">deceased, and you feel privileged to have "lived in the best of times!"</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#26282A"> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></p></div></div></body></html>


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