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From Woodstock to woodstoves to the World Wide WebFrom Say kids what time is it to Up against the wall NOWFrom fall-out shelters to Internet service providersFrom Cant Buy Me Love to IRAs and 401ksThe nations population increased 19 million in the 1940s andby 30 million in the 1950s This was known as the baby boom andcontinued until the mid 1960s During the 1950s school enrolmentsincreased 13 million Sales of music instruments went from 86million in 1950 to 149 million in 1950 Keep up with he Joneseswas the slogan back then Whatever my neighbours have I shallLou Phillips born in June 1950 the typical baby boom childwho was showered in toys music lessons Girl Scouts and couldhave whatever her hearts desire Or was sheLou grew up without a father Her original father had died in theGuatacanal war and her step father died of a heart attack when shewas only 7 years old In this day and age she would have beenconsidered poor She moved around alot with her brother Bill whowas only one year older than she was and her mother Margueritewho was a school teacher trying to provide a decent life for her twochildren The largest house theyve ever lived in was a 3 bedroom 2bathroom house She lived mostly in Tyler Texas a small town at thetime It was middle America and traditional Most of her mothersfriends stayed home and the fathers went to work The girls were notallowed to wear pants They could only wear skirts and the boys wore In 1962 she began middle school and started to notice thechanging begin She feels that the influence of the music changedEveryone use to wear the bobby socks and the big petty coat skirtsand then the Beatles music came over The boys immediately got theBeatles haircuts and the girls began to wear mini skirts and lots ofThings began to change evev more once she reached highschool in 1965-1968 The Vietnam war was the
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