The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - 105
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Boomers Turn . . . 70?!
Back in 1986, turning 40 felt, you know, kind of old. Thirty years later,
Roanoke boomers seem to be making some peace with age.
IN JULY OF 1986,
the year the first baby
boomers turned 40,
The Roanoker's cover
story was devoted
to that passage. We
checked in on where
some of the subjects
Cover models Hampton and
Bonnie Martin had been married five years when they were
photographed with a 1957 Thun-
Cover couple Hampton and Bonnie Martin (upper) still live in their Roanoke County cabin.
Dan Smith (lower) opines with a straight face, "I think I look better now."
derbird. "We were younger and a
lot thinner," laughs Bonnie today.
Hampton turns 70 in November
and Bonnie is 66. They still live
in what was then a four-room log
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