Baby Boomers getting a bad rap

 
Posted11/7/2016 1:00 AM
hello

We are writing in regard to the letter writer from Glen Ellyn, Oct. 24.

First, you should read some real history books instead of getting your information from tabloids.

The Baby Boomers built this country -- literally. You're welcome.

I was not anywhere near Woodstock. We, like all the people we knew, were working two jobs or working one job and putting themselves through college. A few people, not us, may have smoked "pot." benign compared to what young people are doing today.

The protests, never been near one, were mainly concerned with an unnecessary war that left more than 50,000 young men dead and scores injured. Talk to a vet some day.

There was also a push for women's rights. We still haven't accomplished that completely.

I'm tired of the people who pile on Baby Boomers. We have as much right to live in this country as you do. So cut it out until you read material that gives you the real story.

I don't belittle you for your youth. Aren't we all in this together?

Dave & Hazel Kaspari

Crosslake, Minnesota

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