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My Generation Born in the 1980's-Elementary To High School

Updated on June 5, 2014

Born in the 1980's my generation had everthing

My generation born in the 1980's. Born in the 1980's my generation is the one that had parents who were baby boomers. They were the one that work hard and gave their children whatever they needed. They were college educated, well read, and held jobs as professional. They were important people in their workplace. As children we were expected to be the same.

I was a kids who enjoyed reading too and we went to the libraries and bookstores in search of the books that I wanted each week. My favorite series when I was young was The Babysitters Club I could wait for the books to come out so I could read them for entertainment.

My generation is also the one who first had Nintendo and Game Boy. Any game I wanted I got and all I had to do was keep my grades up and it was mine. I was an excellent student and studied hard. I attended parochial school, wore a plaid uniform and followed directions well. We were taught how to study and the school made parents responsible for our success.

School and My generation went from Elementary to High School

School was a big part of my life as a kid. I remember the girls were allowed to play hopscotch and the boys played on the swings Monday through Thursday. I always thought it was unfair. The girls could wear short under their uniforms on Friday and they got to use the swing then. I always thought it was a very sexist thing for my school to have these rules. Needless to say I was good at hopscotch.

When I was in Junior High School we had dances once a month on Fridays after school. We could dress up in our best dresses and party dresses. This was a special time, since my mother sewed she would make me a fancy dress for each one. I passed them down to my younger cousin and she wore them the following years.

Finally High School came along and I was put into classes I didn't want to take. They were required so I studied hard and got them out of the way. My generation was the one that got to take classes at the vocational school during their junior and senior years. I was enrolled in Horticulture for two years and thought at the time I would like to become a herbalist and study herbal medicine.

College came and I enrolled in Horticulture and soon discovered that I was expected to take classes in animal husbandry. I was required to know the birth weighs and gestation periods of farm animals as prerequisites. I studied for 2 years and change my major to become a Pharmacist.

We had metal swing set and toys outside at my grandparents house

We had metal swing set and toys outside at my grandparents house
We had metal swing set and toys outside at my grandparents house

The 1980's

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1980s, Vol. 1
Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1980s, Vol. 1

Cartoons were the best in the 1980, treat yourself to those old memories..

 
Billboard Top Hits: 1980
Billboard Top Hits: 1980

The billboard top hits of the 80's

 
Candy Crate 1980's Retro Candy Gift Box
Candy Crate 1980's Retro Candy Gift Box

Treat yourself to a box of candy from the 1980's.

 
Greatest Hits 1980
Greatest Hits 1980

The greatest hits of the 80's.

 

My generations hard work doesn't buy the things we want

So we work to make old things new

My Generation - The one's who watch all the HGTV shows

We are the generation that can't afford to live like our parents did. My husband and I bought an old frat house for a steal and we anticipate it will take us another 4-5 years before it is completely renovated. We are the generation that HGTV, Home and Garden Television was made for to help us in our projects so we can have the things our parents had. We have good job but money is tight.

I'm sure most generations can understand that this is the way it has to be to live the way we need to and want. We work all day at our jobs and spend our evenings repairing, reconstructing, and renovating our home. We learned from our parents that hard work get you the things you want in live and were lead to believe that we really NEED them.

DYI television is an inspiration to us we watch the young adult just like us rebuild old houses to make them their own. We have goals and inspirations and just like our parents before us want a better life for our children. We work to instill these values in them and give them role models to inspire them to do the same for their own children.

We are the generation of the 1980's working to change the world and fix the mistakes of the past. We are the generation born in the age of technology during the age of information.

Our children will grow to have children of their own

Our children will grow to have children of their own
Our children will grow to have children of their own

We will age and leave the world to them like the generation before us

We will age and leave the world to them like the generation before us
We will age and leave the world to them like the generation before us

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What did your generation do?

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    • goldenrulecomics profile image

      goldenrulecomics 3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. I grew up in the late 1970s and, boy, was that a bad decade for a lot of reasons!

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      noner 3 years ago

      I was born in 81 but I associate more with the 90s. I eagerly awaited each new issue of teh Goosebumps book series. And I so badly wanted a tamagotchiand a furby, but never got them.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We played outside every chance we got.

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      ghoststorylover 4 years ago

      I remember playing hopscotch and swing on the jungle gym! Good days!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      All the peace-loving activities of the 60s, reactions to the conformity of the 50s, like the cookie cutter clothes and houses - you know, the little boxes!

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      SBPI Inc 4 years ago

      Our generation gave birth to your generation and both generations, in general, became complacent taking for granted all aspects of our way of life and that complacency was the screen for incremental losses of freedom. We now are facing the result of our collective neglect and hopefully will become conscious enough to redirect our collective attention and develop a clear and accurate understanding as to what is the current reality so that we may act, as one, to preserve whar remains and recapture what has been lost. Stop the bleeding..

      Nice lens and great opportunity for this comment. Thank you so much.

      May god Bless and Help You and America.

      Dr. Jonathan

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      joseph-sottile-16 4 years ago

      I loved the Atari games from the beginning!

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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      My generation, known more now as Baby Boomers, came of age as the 1960s recast America as a place much different than it had been just after the war. A lot comes to mind, but I think the most meaningful things we did were eradicating the crushing conformity of the 1950s and opening the door to civil rights, women's liberation and the game-changing hippie movement.