The baby boomer era state of mind.
What is there to learn from the baby boomer era?
Every passing year the nostalgia grows stronger, but that doesn’t change history.
Consider the boomer time line from 1946-1964.
The oldest boomers were twenty year olds in 1966.
The youngest were twenty in 1984.
My cohort turned twenty in 1974 or ’75.
Some of them remember things differently. And that’s the problem.
Ask the North Bend question.
In a reflective moment that soon passed, I asked my Dad which of us grew up in a rougher town.
I felt certain he’d say his town, Ryderwood.
Ryderwood was a logging camp town, a company town with a company store.
The one thing all logging company towns have in common? Loggers.
They are full of loggers, logger’s wives, and logger’s kids.
Score for Ryderwood, Washington at the Vader exit.
Except like all good dads, mine had a surprise answer.
He picked North Bend, then explained why. [Read More…]
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