About The Book

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According to History.com, “almost exactly nine months after World War II ended, ‘the cry of the baby was heard across the land,’ as historian Landon Jones later described the trend. More babies were born in 1946 than ever before: 3.4 million, 20 percent more than in 1945. This was the beginning of the so-called ‘baby boom.’ In 1947, another 3.8 million babies were born; 3.9 million were born in 1952; and more than 4 million were born every year from 1954 until 1964, 18 years later, when the boom finally tapered off. By then, there were 76.4 million baby boomers in the United States. They made up almost 40 percent of the nation’s population.”

This book tells about who they were and what they did, while they did it.

It’s on Amazon in print and in Kindle formats and it’s also on barnesandnoble.com in print.

40 thoughts on “About The Book

  1. I was born and raised in Danville. Although I didn’t graduate from DHS, I did from St. Cyril Academy. My parents had a business on Mill St., Angle’s Stationary Store. Am interested in getting the book when it is published. I am also a baby boomer having been born in 1946. Jane Angle Keener

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    • Hi Jane … I think I know who you are. I certainly know Angle’s Stationery Store as we shopped there a lot. My father was an optometrist at the other end of Mill Street and many of the Sisters at the Villa were his patients. The book will hopefully publish in April. If you’ve registered on the Website, you’ll be getting updates.

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      • Hi Fred…I love what you are doing…My only thoughts are that things just seemed simpler..We danced every chance we got…Dances were held all over in Danville…Sunnybrook…Washies..YMCA.. After sporting events..That has kind of ended…I didn’t even know about drugs..We made our own fun…no iPhones..computers..video games…and WE HAD FUN …I wish we could turn back the clock so the kids today could experience that….Best to you my friend…Can’t wait to read the book…k

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  2. Sounds like a great book that a large population will be wanting to get a hold of and read. I am in that last year 1963 so I am the tail end of the boomers, but still proudly a boomer!

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  3. I was at the tail end of the baby boomers. I was born in 1964. I love the music of the oldies. Proud to be a boomer.

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  4. Born in 1955. The best of times. Great music. We actually played outside with our friends till it got dark. We had Halloween when no one was afraid to go trick or treating. There were tons of kids out all the time. Clothing styles awesome too. Life was amazing and so easy and fun and I love that I grew up in that time with my three sisters.

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  5. Funny to read about the person who did not know about drugs. Grew up in a small Ohio town. Back then, if you wanted to feel “goofy” you put two aspirin in a bottle of Pepsi, shook it up and drank it.
    Yes sir, we were on the cutting edge of drug use.

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  6. Your dad was my eye doctor when I was a kid, Fred. My older sister and I are grads of SCA; my older brothers went to DHS. I remember going to DHS football & basketball games & dances. Thanks for a great book that revived many fond memories! Susan Lechner Shwed

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  7. Hi Fred

    We went to Miami together and I saw your letter to editor in Miamian today. We starts Mariners together for Navy ROTC. I was an Alpha Chi.

    Great news on your book. Info on my world in website below.

    Jennie

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  8. Looking forward to reading this. I was shocked to learn of its existence. Did you include that you were single-handedly responsible for making “You’re The One” a hit by playing it over and over and over and…..

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  9. OMG, Fred went to Miami with a guy of same name – freshman year in Stanton Hall. Could not be same Fred?? Think we had English together. Tom Hahn.

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