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Things were a lot different in the 1950’s-60’s, much stricter and more structured as far as family went. Rules were #1 and they were not to be broken. Most people (kids especially) knew pretty much what was right and what was wrong at a young age…..no shades of gray…everything was black or white. There was more emphasis on the consequences of your actions. You were held mu Things were a lot different in the 1950’s-60’s, much stricter and more structured as far as family went. Rules were #1 and they were not to be broken. Most people (kids especially) knew pretty much what was right and what was wrong at a young age…..no shades of gray…everything was black or white. There was more emphasis on the consequences of your actions. You were held much more accountable for your actions. Your father was Supreme Commander in most cases. He held court over the entire family with your mother filling in when he was out trying to support the family. At least that’s how it went in our household. There were no “Time Outs” when it came to us kids. My father didn’t threaten you with “I’ll take away your Smart Phone for a week if you don’t behave”. He gave you “The Look” if you didn’t respond, you damn right well knew what was coming next. There was no arguing with him when he told you to do something, there was no back talking, no wise cracks, you did it and that was that…your opinion didn’t count nor was it wanted…Did he rule by fear? Probably…but then again that’s the only thing my pea brain understood. Before you went to do something you would always say to yourself “if I get caught he’s going to kill me”. Did that always stop me from doing it? …No, not always….but I think that sub- consciously it kept the level of my activities toned down……meaning instead of bringing a gun to school you brought a frog.Were we rebellious?Hahahaha maybe once if you got away with it but not towards the parents.You knew you were doomed if if you tried that.So life was a lot different than it is today....and i sure miss it


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Things were a lot different in the 1950’s-60’s, much stricter and more structured as far as family went. Rules were #1 and they were not to be broken. Most people (kids especially) knew pretty much what was right and what was wrong at a young age…..no shades of gray…everything was black or white. There was more emphasis on the consequences of your actions. You were held mu Things were a lot different in the 1950’s-60’s, much stricter and more structured as far as family went. Rules were #1 and they were not to be broken. Most people (kids especially) knew pretty much what was right and what was wrong at a young age…..no shades of gray…everything was black or white. There was more emphasis on the consequences of your actions. You were held much more accountable for your actions. Your father was Supreme Commander in most cases. He held court over the entire family with your mother filling in when he was out trying to support the family. At least that’s how it went in our household. There were no “Time Outs” when it came to us kids. My father didn’t threaten you with “I’ll take away your Smart Phone for a week if you don’t behave”. He gave you “The Look” if you didn’t respond, you damn right well knew what was coming next. There was no arguing with him when he told you to do something, there was no back talking, no wise cracks, you did it and that was that…your opinion didn’t count nor was it wanted…Did he rule by fear? Probably…but then again that’s the only thing my pea brain understood. Before you went to do something you would always say to yourself “if I get caught he’s going to kill me”. Did that always stop me from doing it? …No, not always….but I think that sub- consciously it kept the level of my activities toned down……meaning instead of bringing a gun to school you brought a frog.Were we rebellious?Hahahaha maybe once if you got away with it but not towards the parents.You knew you were doomed if if you tried that.So life was a lot different than it is today....and i sure miss it

2 review for My Baby Boomer Life The 1950's-1960's: A Humorous Collection of Stories, Anecdotes, Observations, and Reflections on Growing Up a "Baby-Boomer"

  1. 5 out of 5

    jimtown

    Very enjoyable time spent reading these little vignettes of the author's childhood. His descriptions of his Italian relatives were written from the heart and memory and depicted some real characters that if you didn't have them in your family, you might wish that you had. I know they flared up memories of my great grandma doing all that selfless cooking every Sunday. Here's a little excerpt about his Uncle Meme (Short for Domenic): "He was somewhere in between Mr. Rogers and Al Capone but was so Very enjoyable time spent reading these little vignettes of the author's childhood. His descriptions of his Italian relatives were written from the heart and memory and depicted some real characters that if you didn't have them in your family, you might wish that you had. I know they flared up memories of my great grandma doing all that selfless cooking every Sunday. Here's a little excerpt about his Uncle Meme (Short for Domenic): "He was somewhere in between Mr. Rogers and Al Capone but was so captivating that you almost begged him to screw you... ...You wanted to be with him because you thought he might teach you how to do what he did...make "big bucks"" I see there is a second book, a continuation of this collection and it will be on my list to read. It would be worthwhile to combine the two versions together. Vince Toma has a fun, abrupt writing style that makes this feel good book just what is needed. Great work.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lucy Rapposelli

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