They went through their determinative years during a time of overpowering conformity, but also during the postwar happiness such as peace, jobs, suburbs, Rock ‘n Roll, Television and Cars!
Vietnam and Korean War generation.
Well-ordered, self-sacrificing, and cautious.
Pre-feminism women; they stayed home usually to raise children; if they worked it was only certain jobs like teacher, secretary or nurse.
Men assured loyalty to the corporation, once they got a job; they commonly kept it for life.
The richest, most free spending retirees in history.
Marriage was for life; divorce and having children out of wedlock were not acknowledged.
“Retirement” means to sit in a rocking chair and live the final days in peace.
The severest teacher complaints in grade school were about passing notes and chewing gum in class.
They are eager readers, especially newspapers.
Concrete sense of trans-generational common values and near-absolute truths.