What generation will the babies born in 2011 be known as?

I was at work thinking about a certain anniversary that occurs today. It isn’t a particularly happy one but it is what it is and I was thinking about blahgging about it but I think I’ll wait until, I dunno, tomorrow or sometime this weekend or whenever or never. We’ll see. I have to be in the right mood. Kinda like that cleaning out the closets mood. Man, I wish I could get that particular mojo back!

Anyway. The news that usurped my tentatively planned blahg entry is that we now have another great-nephew! Charles Xavier was born this morning. He is the, lemme see, two plus two plus… Uh, didn’t I just count this on my fingers for Alexandria? He is the 10th great-grandchild of the guy holding the fish in the photoooo. I am pretty good at the begats but I do have to use my fingers occasionally and I have now run out of fingers! No polydactyly here. Anyway, congratulations to his parents and older sibs, not to mention the Lord of Linden and The Beautiful Kathy, who are now the grandparents of seven. Roight?

So, that’s Grandpa Garth in the photooo when he was young and didn’t even have grandchildren yet, not to mention great-grandchildren. I think he caught that fish on Houghton Lake! I was around when he took his grandchildren about in boats and I think that, if he was still alive, he would be doing that with his great-grandchildren… Anyway, Grandpa Garth is from the “Great[est?] Generation”. He served in WWII, on the Hornet aircraft carrier, to be exact. He was popular with women but it seemed that Grandma Sally, my absolutely drop-dead gorgeous mother-in-law, was the only one worth spending his life with. They had 10 children, the GG and his “ugly” [identical twin] brother being numbers five and six. 10 minutes apart, if I have it right. Those 10 children produced 19 grandchildren and I think all of us in that generation (baby boom) are done having children. Our 19 kids span what are sometimes called Gen-X and Millennials. But what about all these new kids? What will we call this new generation of kids. What will they do. I know one thing that they will do. They will blame their parents’ generation for screwing things up. Isn’t that what we all do?

Welcome, Charles Xavier!

One Response to “What generation will the babies born in 2011 be known as?”

  1. Uncly Uncle Says:

    That is a 44″ pike caught off the Point on Houghton Lake’s North Shore.
    I was on tip up town weekend around 1968.

    Bob and Bill are 4 minutes apart. We are hoping for more great grand children in the next year or so.