Boomer Wednesday

Working long hours on the set of "Say One For Me," so she can fly to Spain and start another movie, actress Debbie Reynolds is visited at the studio by her children, Carrie 2½, and one-year-old Todd on Feb 27, 1959. Because Debbie has been away from the children so much the last couple of weeks, studio officials arranged to have the youngsters visit their mother during working hours. Debbie plans to leave on March 3 for Madrid. The youngsters will stay with Debbie's parents while their actress mother is overseas. 

Each Wednesday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the Boomer Generation. Born from 1946 to 1964, the Boomer Generation was created when the members of the G.I. Generation returned from World War II. There were 79,907,844 Boomer Generation children born. The formative years for Boomers range from the late 1940s through the late 1970s.

The Boomer Generation was influenced by the rapid economic growth of the 1950s and the social unrest of the 1960s. They tend to see America as the world’s North Star, are idyllic and patriotic. Boomers were at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement and the ecology movement. They see themselves as the forever young generation.