Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : We're not SENIORS! They just graduated from high school! We're America's CEO'z!

We're not SENIORS! They just graduated from high school! We're America's CEO'z!

WE ARE NOT SENIORS! They just graduated from high school! We were all sitting down for a family dinner and the question came up, "do you want to be considered a senior citizen?" Noooooo was the reaction! Our parents were Senior Citizens. We lived through decades of change with our lives entertwined and hands on!

                                                  We've been there from A to Z.

                    We are CEO'z! Not only are we Chief Executive Officers but we are... America's CEO'z...       

                                      AMERICA'S CITIZENS "ENERGIZED AND OPTIMIZED"

                                                                    We are America's CEO'z.


TV *We watched that little black and white TV transmission turn into 60" full color screens. Thank you Disney, Motorola and all.




*As children we  had to practice how to hide under our school desks in case we were bombed.

 *We watched the bombing of Hiroshima.


*We watched Dwight D. Eisenhower end world war II.  Dwight D Eisenhower




*We  watched the assassination of John F. Kennedy! The Cuban Missile Crisis prevented world war III. Kennedy






*We watched the first man on the moon (okay, that's yet another subject).

Apollo II





*We watched our African American Citizens join the ranks of equality.


*Dwight D. Eisenhower ended the Korean War and continued The Cold War.


*We watched the African/American Civil Rights Movement.

*We watched the assassination of Martin Luther King.


*We watched our men and innocent families with children murdered in Vietnam and we still ask why?

viet nam

*We watched the impeachment of our President of our United States. Yeah, he resigned. Bye Bye Dick. President Nixon kept us at the edge of our seats with Watergate!

Richard Nixon



*We watched our youth sample drugs in Woodstock. But, what great music!


*We watched one of our favorite actors, Ronald Reagan become President of our United States and finally end the Cold War.







 *We watched the removal of the Berlin Wall.

Berlin wall

*We watched the implementation of NAFTA, our North American Free Trade Agreement.


*We watched Clinton make a mess of his marriage and the country. Okay, that's my opinion...


*We watched the 2001 terrorist attacks and are still witnessing the aftermath. 

 *We watched President Bush deliver his State of the Union address on January 23, 2007. Off we went to war.

*We watched our son and many other young men and women leave for Iraq to defend our country.

*We are in the HERE and the NOW. We have been THERE and done THAT.

*We are America's newest CEO'z. We've been there from A to Z. We are Citizens Energized and Optimized! We have watched our country survive and flourish through many of its twists and turns. We are savvy to the WWWeb and its magic. We are strength within our government and are raising children to follow in our footsteps. We are the backbone and foundation of our USA. We have earned the right to be called CEO'z.




 and Proud of it!

*I claim personal rights to the term America's "CEO'z. This is an Intellectual property claim and shall be known with the personal rights of Debra A Brooks. No one will copy, publish or change the meaning of America's CEO'z without written permission from Author.

*Thank you for photos and definitions by Wikipedia, Houston Chronicle for Man in the Moon, The Washington,,,,






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Comment balloon 12 commentsDeb Brooks • December 04 2007 09:02PM


Hi Y'all! The 55 visits were me trying to get this right! Please, if you are even growing close to "seniorism" please comment. Thanks, Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago
Debbie, I remember most of it but World War II was before my time.  I do remember the first person in our neighborhood who got a color television.  We just thought it was so cool.  I also remember going out in the hall for the bomb drill.  Cute post!  Brings back the memories. 
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago
Thank you Marchel, WWII was before me too (thank heavens) but I remember getting to go to a neighbors house on Sunday evenings to watch color TV! I think we've earned the right to be CEO'z. Or, CEO'zzzzz, which of course means we're napping! I hope you are doing well. Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago


You put a lot of work into this one!  Thanks from warm, sunny Tucson.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago
This is a great one with lots of links for a trip down memory lane.  Thanks for the memories.  What did they think hiding under the desk was going to do?  lol  KInd of like wearing a seat belt in a plane crash.
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 11 years ago
I did duck and cover drills in first and second grade. That was back in the days when you would still here a good loud sonic boom on occasion, and new the Air Force was protecting us against those nasty Soviets.
Posted by Sam White, Integrated Marketing - Bryan College Station, over 11 years ago
Yeah, I was there for most of that (missed WWII), and I don't want to be a senior citizen- that's my motherat 84. I'm 56, and I still don't really know what I want to be when I grow up (but I'm doing RE in the meantime).
Posted by Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson, (Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ) over 11 years ago

Yes, you watched all of that - and with so many facts to remember - what's a few years? 

(Wasn't that 2001 when Bush gave that speech?)

Posted by Matthew Rosov, Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (Amerisave Mortgage Corporation) over 11 years ago

Howdy Deb

Sorry it has taken me so long to come by and reciprocat for your comment.

The words you have written has feeled my hart with pride that some folks do know what being an American is all about.

Thank you for writing this grand blog.

Have a good one


Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 11 years ago
HI Deb,  very very nicely put.. im in the senior moments, I remember the bomb drills, one of my most horrific moments was watching Walter Cronkite tell about the Kent State tragedy, I couldnt believe my eyes, american soldiers shooting american STUDENTS.. definitely the day my view of my government changed. Sorry for the sad memory but when I look back at some of those turbelent times our country went thru in its growing pains, Kent State comes to my mind. But I remember when DISNEYLAND OPENED in 1955 too! I wasnt at the event but my best friend across the street got to go that summer.. wow I was sooooo happy for her and a bit envious too.
Posted by South Austin Real Estate Blog (Sky Realty South Austin) over 11 years ago
Wonderful!  As I look back over all of these, I realize that I've been out of school for a number of years.  Thanks for the memories!
Posted by Jem Woods, Marble Falls TX Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty - Marble Falls, TX) over 11 years ago
Excellent blog!  Lots of effort and great visuals. Good job.
Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) over 11 years ago