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We had hope . . .

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With the 50th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy approaching, I can hear all kennedythe Gen X’ers, Y’ers and Millenials moaning, “We don’t care that you can remember what you were doing when you heard that Kennedy had been shot.”

Well, it changed our lives forever which is a fairly significant event. What if he’d lived? Think of the possibilities. Our lives might be quite different today. He was just getting started on a seismic shift in societal attitudes that only began with civil rights.

Our response? We don’t care that you don’t care. We care. Back then we had hope – which is a far cry from the sad state of affairs our politicians are offering today.

P.S. Ironically, I was in Grade 11 history class when the Principal knocked on the door to announce to our teacher what had happened. Where were you, fellow Boomers? Add it to the “Comments” section below. We’re interested. Thanks.

Author: Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

2 thoughts on “We had hope . . .

  1. A very important event and here in the US the newspapers are covering it as well as the TV networks. Believe it or not the front page of the Charlotte Sun “Wire” today has Rob Ford!!!

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