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The last American member of the Lost Generation has died.
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Sad 
World's oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, dies at 116. Sad
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I miss the Lost but then I got to interact with them more than most people my age.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. -- H.L. Mencken

If one rejects laissez faire on account of man's fallibility and moral weakness, one must for the same reason also reject every kind of government action.   -- Ludwig von Mises
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This was the news that caused me to check out what was going on with the community again.

So the Lost Generation is officially extinct in America--eerie that it would happen around with the original T4T forum going extinct as well.  Assuming that the Lost/GI cutoff is the same overseas, we have just one more person from the 19th century left, and two born in 1900.
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(05-14-2016, 04:36 AM)Galen Wrote: I miss the Lost but then I got to interact with them more than most people my age.

What do you remember about their character?
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(11-22-2016, 07:16 PM)Saint Stephen Wrote:
(05-14-2016, 04:36 AM)Galen Wrote: I miss the Lost but then I got to interact with them more than most people my age.

What do you remember about their character?

As they got older they were either real cantankerous or really mellow like George Burns was.  Don't ever try to pull anything over one, they will see your conspiracy before you think of it yourself.  You had to listen to what they didn't say as much as what they did.  They tended to be independent up to the very end.  Learned how to deal with hard times from them and their words have served me well.  The same advice tended to piss off the Boomers because they didn't listen to anyone.

They had their faults but like the GIs I could at least make sense out of them and they didn't try to ignore reality the way Boomers do.  Just imagine Generation X in another twenty years and you will have a pretty good idea.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. -- H.L. Mencken

If one rejects laissez faire on account of man's fallibility and moral weakness, one must for the same reason also reject every kind of government action.   -- Ludwig von Mises
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