We give this moniker to the generation born roughly between 1901 and 1927. These were the people whose youths and young adult lives were shaped by the Great Depression, Dust Bowl, and the Second World War. Theirs was a generation shaped by the emergence of Hollywood movies, the rise in popularity of comic books, and economic downturns. Music styles shifted considerably through their lives, including the rise of swing music, Bebop (not hip-hop) and the Big Band eras.
Sally Burk, the monologue character in Mrs. Burk, would have lived through these changes. She would have gone from a time when the horse and buggy began to fade through the wars, moonshots, and technical revolutions of the 20th century.