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When we started our Boomers International site in 1995 at Prodigy and AOL, we were in our late 40's ..... Well, as years passed on and then suddenly, now, in this vines riping year of 2002, many of us either hitted 50 or, getting to or is getting smack right in the middle of 50's! Dear friend, we are finally getting to the age where we are called SENIORS!! No, Boomers are not Seniors! Dont get confused!! LOL Seniors? Seniors? Oh, well, the Seniors Citizen Discount program is quite handy thank you but, BUT WE ARE NOT SENIORS in those senses. (rocking chairs, gray hair, depends, walking canes...etc) ARE YOU A SENIOR???? ... I know some of Seniors online that don't fit some of the seniors that people have in mind.. As a matter of fact, I call them 'SASSY SENIORS' LOL!! (*See below)
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    A senior citizen is one who was here before the Pill and the population explosion. We were here before TV, penicillin, polio shots, open-heart surgery and hair transplants. Before frozen food, nylon, Dacron, Xerox, radar, fluorescent lights, credit cards, ball-point pens and Frisbees. For us, time-sharing meant togetherness, not computers or condos. Co-eds never wore slacks. We were before panty hose and drip-dry clothes, before ice makers and dishwashers, clothes dryers, freezers and electric blankets. Before awaii and Alaska became states. Before men wore long hair and earrings and women wore tuxedos. We were before Leonard Bernstein and Ann Landers, plastic, the 40-hour week and minimum wages. We got married first and then lived together. How quaint! Closets were for clothes, not for coming out of. Girls wore Peter Pan collars and thought cleavage was what butchers did. We were before vitamins, disposable diapers, Jeeps, pizza, face lifts, Cheerios, instant coffee, decaffeinated anything and McDonald's. We thought fast food was what you ate during Lent. We were before Boy George and Chiquita Banana. Before FM radios, tape recorders, electric typewriters, boom boxes, word processors, electronic music and disco dancing. In our day, cigarette smoking was fashionable; grass was for mowing. Coke was a refreshing drink, and pot was something you cooked in. If we had been asked to explain CIA, NATO, UFO, VCR, GNP, MBA, BMW, HMO, SDI, NFL, JFK and MS; we'd have said 'alphabet soup.' We are today's senior citizens, a hardy bunch when you think of how our world has changed and the adjustments we have had to make. I'm pretty proud of us. AARP Chapter 2889, Elmhurst (Queens), NY

    WOW!!! Hard to imagine One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.   The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general. The Grandma replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born, before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees and the pill. There was no radar, credit cards, laser beams or ball-point pens. Man had not invented pantyhose, air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes dryers, and the clothes were hung out to dry in the  fresh air and man hadn't yet walked on the moon. Your Grandfather and I got married first-and then lived together. Every family had a father and a mother. Until I was 25, I called every man older than I, 'Sir'- and after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir.' We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.   Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense. We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take! r! esponsibility for our actions Serving your country was a privilege ; living in this country was a bigger privilege. We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.  Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.   Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.  Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums. We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings. We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches   on our radios.  And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey. If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan' on it, it was junk. The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam. Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.  We had 5 & 10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents. Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.  And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards. You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600 but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon. In my day, "grass" was mowed, "coke" was a cold drink, "pot" was something your mother cooked in, and "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby. " "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office, "chip" meant a piece of wood, "hardware" was found in a hardware store, and "software" wasn't even a word. And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap..... And how old do you think this grandmother is? Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time. This Woman would be only 58 years old!
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