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Baby Boom From Woodstock to woodstoves to the World Wide Web From Say kids what time is it to Up against the wall NOW From fall-out shelters to Internet service providers From Hula-hoops to cell phones From LSD to Lattes and cappuccinos From Cant Buy Me Love to IRAs and 401ks The nations population increased 19 million in the 1940s and by 30 million in the 1950s This was known as the baby boom and continued until the mid 1960s During the 1950s school enrolments increased 13 million Sales of music instruments went from 86 million in 1950 to 149 million in 1950 Keep up with he Joneses was the slogan back then Whatever my neighbours have I shall have as well Lou Phillips born in June 1950 the typical baby boom child who was showered in toys music lessons Girl Scouts and could have whatever her hearts desire Or was she Lou grew up without a father Her original father had died in the Guatacanal war and her step father died of a heart attack when she was only 7 years old In this day and age she would have been considered poor She moved around alot with her brother Bill who was only one year older than she was and her mother Marguerite who was a school teacher trying to provide a decent life for her two children The largest house theyve ever lived in was a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house She lived mostly in Tyler Texas a small town at the time It was middle America and traditional Most of her mothers friends stayed home and the fathers went to work The girls were not allowed to wear pants They could only wear skirts and the boys wore pressed white shirts In 1962 she began middle school and started to notice the changing begin She feels that the influence of the music changed
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