Do you can recall where you were, what you were doing, and who you were doing it with when President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King was assassinated.
With so much of our personal history past and the heroes of our lives disappearing, it's time to remember when: to examine our formative years, young adolescence, and our experience as young adults in unprecedented times.
Can you remember the excitement Elvis (The King) and hysteria of Beatlemania? Were you drafted by the U.S. Selective Service into the war in Southeast Asia or did you burn your draft card at a college sit-in? Can you recall the slim fashion of Twiggy, or the rain and mud of Max Yasgur's farm in August of 1969? Remember when you really had to dial the phone? How about your first look at color television? These and many images of our youth are so telling, and vividly demonstrate the times we lived through back in the day.
And now that you have recalled this time, where are we now? Have we left the culture we changed over the last five decades for the better? Who are we now? Are we still a group to be reckoned with? Do we -- can we -- continue to shape the world around us? Yes, perhaps we have changed the world and it has changed us, but once upon a time there were simpler days.
The recollections are the author's own, but they are also those of many boomers sharing common threads of a time that has imprinted impressions on each us forever.
Vince shares his anecdotes and experiences in this unique history of the boomers by recalling what it was really like to live during a time of wonder as children, excitement as teenagers, and of experimentation and angst as young adults. Using notable iconic events of the era to trigger our memories, he explores and shares his time growing up with the over 72 million boomers still active today.
Author Vince Stella was born in the culture-rich Little Italy community of New York City, and raised among the new suburban neighborhoods of Long Island in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, Vince Stella has painted an articulate picture of growing up during the phenomenon called The Baby Boom.