Payge and Redetha

@paygeabrianna with mom Redetha

Boomers: who are they? Where are they coming from and what do they want?

In an effort to foster intergenerational friendship and understanding, Labucq is interviewing moms of grown up daughters. First up is Redetha, who isn’t a Boomer at all, but a Gen Xer. Oh well. ;)

We asked Redetha about New York, some of her most beloved memories, shoes, and which generation she believes is the greatest.

Photography: Kathy Lo



What song was in your head the first time you fell in love?

I'm not quite sure about the first time I fell in love but any song from the miseducation of Lauryn Hill replicates that feeling.

What is the greatest (most memorable or sentimental) pair of shoes you’ve ever owned? Can you tell us how you acquired them? How you wore them? What made them memorable? 

My first pair of crocs are my most sentimental shoes I owned because it marked the start of my career as a RN. I used to wear them with my scrubs.

What is in your opinion the best 5-10 year “era” of New York City?

The 90s definitely. 

Are you glad you didn’t have a phone growing up?


How is your daughter most similar to you? Most different?

We're the most similar in terms of personality and physical appearance. We differ greatly when it comes to taste in food. I'm a very picky eater and she's always eating. Anytime, anywhere. As a child she used to sit in front of the TV and watch the food network for hours.

Any words of wisdom for zoomers / millennials?

The early bird catches the worm.

Are boomers the real “greatest generation”?

I'd have to disagree with that since I'm generation X. So we're the greatest generation in my eyes. 

Redetha is wearing Boomer Cream and Payge is wearing Boomer Sport