Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I was working on the end of my WIP and began thinking about generations and age. If my heroine is 20 something in 1888 she would have been born at the end of the Civil War. Just as I fall into the Baby Boomer Generation by the year (1952) I was born. I started down this road trying to determine how many greats would be from 1888 until the present day and time. If you take the definition I located that a generation is defined as 20-30 years I chose 25 as an average since it is halfway between the end and beginning. My own great grandmothers were born in 1878 and 1864. I was born in 1952 but having no kids was looking at my sister's. Her oldest was born in 1978 she was 21 her youngest was born in 1989, she was 32. She has 4 kids. Three boys and one daughter. She has five grandaughters ranging in age from 7 years to six months. I can count 4 generations from my mother until my sister's oldest granddaughter who is a great niece to me. My mother was born in 1928, one of her grandmothers was born in 1864, her mother, my grandmother was born around 1906.