Pascack Valley Baby Boomers – Get In Touch With Your Roots!

Get In Touch With Your Roots!  It’s a well known fact that the population as a whole is living longer today.  Baby Boomers such as Bob had Alarm Clock Photofathers who served in World War II.  My parents were the generation that followed close behind Bob’s parents.  Many of us so-called “Baby Boomers” have parents that lived through the Depression Era and post Depression Era.  You’ll probably find that this generation are great Story Tellers with a wealth of knowledge to share.  This opens up opportunites for many of us to get in touch with our Roots”!  If you’re like me and are fortunate enough to still have your Mother with you, I would urge you to listen to the stories of your elders.  You’ll probably be amazed how much you didn’t know about yourself and your own Roots!   

For instance, just this morning I was chatting with my Mom on the phone.  Something sparked her to launch into one of the many stories that I’m sure I’ve heard before but today it resonated for some reason.  She was telling me about how my Grandmother was from a family that was, as she put it, “comfortable”.  It seems my Great-Grandfather was a Composer of music and a Mariachi Player.  When the Mexican Revolution came and their money was no longer any good, they were forced to flee Mexico and come to America.  Now of course this is only one quarter of my story as I had two parents who also had two parents.

Bob’s Great Grandfather on the other hand was a Builder in the town of Hillsdale and his Mother was born and raised in Sweden on the border of Finland.  Sadly, both of our Fathers are no longer with us and so their stories are gone with the exception of what our Mothers can tell us and what we can remember.

As Baby Boomers we are at that point in our lives where we are fortunate enough to be Bridging the gap.  We both have Mothers that are still living and a daughter who is a member of the popular Gen-Y group or better known as the Echo-Boomers“.  These terms are losely used to describe the differences in the time periods (sometimes overlapping) in which we were all born.

But if we don’t capture as many of the stories as we can now and pass them on to our children, they will be lost forever.   So the next time you have the opportunity to hear the stories your parents or grandparents have to share with you, take a moment, and lend an ear.  They will probably enjoy the company and you will be enriched by the stories they tell that will help you to “Get In Touch With Your Roots”!

Mother and Daughter

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