1. Adj.: Describing a person born between 1 Jan. 1946 and 31 Dec. 1964
2. Adj.: Description of a person, place or thing possessing Baby Boomer je ne sais quoi
3. See also, Boomer, Esq.: A Baby Boomer who is also a licensed attorney (See, e.g., About).

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You know you are Boomeresque if………

  • You are not positive what a blog is.
  • You know what “duck and cover” means and in elementary school you believed doing that would save you from a nuclear bomb.
  • Your lawyer, doctor and accountant are younger than you are.
  • Your eighty-something year old mother thinks you’re a genius about computers and wireless communication, but your twenty-something year old child thinks your technology questions merit eye rolling.
  • You have to be reminded that if anyone under 35 says something is “sick”, s/he means it’s cool—i.e. good.
  • Growing up, your home telephone wasn’t a “land line”….because what else could it have been.
  • You and your parents did not enjoy the same music, but your kids like “classic rock” (unless you are in the car dancing to it while you’re driving him/her somewhere).
  • Your pediatrician made house calls.
  • You had the measles, mumps and chicken pox, but not polio.
  • You watched TV in black and white, the TV was a piece of furniture and a TV repairman would come to the house to replace the tubes.
  • You know who Mr. Green Jeans was.
  • You had to watch a TV show when it was actually being broadcast.
  • Your father fought in World War II, but growing up, when you talked with him about  “the” war, it was Viet Nam and it’s possible that you were against it.
  • You had a transistor radio and maybe you even made it.
  • You remember where you were when President Kennedy was assassinated.
  • You remember Walter Cronkite describing astronauts returning to earth in a capsule that deployed a parachute and “landed” in the ocean.
  • You know where you were and who you were with when you watched Neil Armstrong’s “small step for man and giant leap for mankind”.
  • You knew how to jump double dutch in the school yard.
  • If you lived in or traveled through the South (in the U.S.), you had to use a bathroom and drinking fountain designated for your race.
  • You remember the United States Congress doing big things like passing the Civil Rights Acts and creating Medicare.
  • You remember that if you wanted a drink of water outside your house or a restaurant, you had to drink that yucky stuff that came out of a drinking fountain.
  • If you were out in the street and you wanted to call someone, you had to find a pay phone.
  • Your parents made a point of answering the home telephone so they would know who was calling you.
  • You took home economics (if you were a girl) and wood shop (if you were a boy).
  • When you were in the fourth grade, you didn’t know how to type—let alone keyboard.
  • You got grades for handwriting.
  •  Your school was so overcrowded that your assigned seat in chemistry class was on the radiator.
  • When you started high school or college, you were a fresh”man” even if you were female.
  • You coveted your college roommate’s electric typewriter and shower bonnet hair dryer.
  • You had to go to a library to do research for school projects unless your family was fortunate enough to own a set of encyclopedias.
  • You know what a card catalogue was.
  • u  know how 2 spell & punctu8—even if u dont always do it anymore
  • At some point you engaged in sex, drugs and rock and roll—not necessarily in that order—but perhaps simultaneously.
  • You inhaled.
  • There were urinals in the ladies room at your law school.
  • You thought your parents were old when they were fifteen years younger than you are now.
  • You considered your grandparents to be really old when they were the same age you are now.

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