We were raised by you, mostly
Some boomers did, and certainly some Greatest Gen folks did
But the majority, if you look at the stats, is the Silent Gen folks who raised us
My parents were both Silent Gen -- Birthdates of 1935 and 6
They died over the past two years
My mom died of a UTI exacerbated by her dementia
My dad died of dementia, after having a stroke
I've gotten over it, but in the end, we GenXers never really understood our parents
Sure, we watched "MadMen" to see our parents' youth
We looked into it with intellectual fervor
But if you know Silent Generation folk, you KNOW they never talked about anything
We had to pry that out of them
So any Silent Generationers, for someone who recently lost their connection to that group, let me know how you're doing
How is life?
How is your outlook?
My mom was a Union Woman through and through
My dad was a cop through and through
One was R and one was D
Guess which one?
Anyway, check in with me
Tell me how you are doing
I haven't smoked a cigarette for over 12 years
Yet every day I wish I could have one...just one!
Anyone else feel this way?
No blood, but it's like the paper cut from hell!