Almost exactly nine months after World War II ended, "the cry of the baby was heard across the land." as historian Landon Jones later described the trend. More babies were born in 1946 than ever before: 3.4 million, 20 percent more than in 1945. This was the beginning of the so-called "baby boom."
In 1947, another 3.8 million babies were born; 3.9 million were born in 1952; and more than 4 million were born every year from 1954 until 1964, when the boom finally tapered off. By then, there were 76.4 million "baby boomers" in the United States. They made up almost 40 percent of the nation's population.
In 1966, Time magazine declared that "the Generation Twenty-Five and Under" would be its "Persons of the Year." That was us!
Joe (J.B.) Lafferty started the Timber Pines Boomers Club in 2008 to address the interests of residents from this, the largest and most dynamic of generations yet to reside in Timber Pines.
Currently there are 458 Baby Boomer groups in the world, meeting in 282 cities in 13 countries. The average membership is 265. At our current membership at 833, Timber Pines Boomers are one of the largest groups of its kind in the world!