There are some things that you simply won’t understand unless you lived in the right era. It’s just not possible to fully comprehend the full experience of having lived in a certain time without actually living there.
It’s important to be proud of whatever time you’re living in, to cherish the good things and remember the little stuff that you can one day tell your kids and grandkids about. But like it or not, they just won’t be able to grasp it the way you did, having lived through it. It doesn’t matter how many history books they read.
Baby boomers, for example, are the only people on the planet who know certain things about what life was like in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. And we’re betting that they’re also the only people who can get 100 percent of the answers correct on this quiz.
If you’re a baby boomer and proud of it, you’ve come to the right place. Click “start” below to show us exactly how much of a boomer you are (and how much of that part of your life you remember).
Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?