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Why the Hell Do I Know All These Songs?

Many boomers grew up in an era of musicals and variety shows. Songs from those performances became a part of our lives and hearing them now can transport us back in time in unexpected ways.The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly In the PlainGet Me To the Church On TimeI saw the musical "My Fair Lady" at a local theatre this week. Show More Summary

Boomers all watched man land on the moon. There are still lessons

BoomerCafe.com Boomers all watched man land on the moon. There are still lessons Nearly 50 years since man first walked on the moon and Bill Cushing remembers. The post Boomers all watched man land on the moon. There are still lessons appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

Why a boomer’s decades after 60 may be the best

BoomerCafe.com Why a boomer’s decades after 60 may be the best Researchers say life experience makes us courageous. The post Why a boomer’s decades after 60 may be the best appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

A baby boomer’s early lesson in leadership

BoomerCafe.com A baby boomer’s early lesson in leadership Larry Checco tells a true story of leadership he learned in Australia. The post A baby boomer’s early lesson in leadership appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

Tonight you’ll be having the Haggis

BoomerCafe.com Tonight you’ll be having the Haggis Veteran newsman Bruce Hall prefers just a nice dinner to a transcendent culinary experience. The post Tonight you’ll be having the Haggis appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

What one boomer did to stop ‘awfulizing’ retirement

BoomerCafe.com What one boomer did to stop ‘awfulizing’ retirement Retiree Jonathan Look takes his own advice seriously! The post What one boomer did to stop ‘awfulizing’ retirement appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

Predicting the Future

Shopping at home, plugging in your car, reaching for a phone in your pocket where cash used to be, watching a round disk vacuum your den while you change channels by speaking your selection. These are things Boomers saw on Star TrekShow More Summary

Fifty years since boomers were young

BoomerCafe.com Fifty years since boomers were young The boomer generation set a new tone 50 years ago. The post Fifty years since boomers were young appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

How Long

Zero-year milestones, especially birthdays, attract plenty of attention. Hundred year birthdays get even more attention. There are an estimated 72,197 Americans age 100 or more, according to a 2014 CDC report, 44% more than in 2000.Show More Summary

This baby boomer is really into yoga!

BoomerCafe.com This baby boomer is really into yoga! Erin O'Brien continues her endless quest to learn something new. The post This baby boomer is really into yoga! appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

Letters

In a world where communication is often 140 characters or less, a letter seems ancient. A letter on paper, mailed via the US Postal Service rather than emailed, seems prehistoric.A friend recently blogged about letters written within her family decades ago. Show More Summary

House Shirt Coffee

As I entered the oak-paneled family room of an unfamiliar house, I saw a tall, muscular man facing away from me looking out the window. He looked a lot like Arnold from behind. He turned around. Wow, it was Arnold. Yes, THAT Arnold.He asked, in his distinctive accented voice, if he could borrow a shirt. Show More Summary

Don’t want to run marathons? Try storytelling instead

BoomerCafe.com Don’t want to run marathons? Try storytelling instead Silvana Clark, of Bellingham, Washington, has found her creative outlet. The post Don’t want to run marathons? Try storytelling instead appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

BoomerCafé survey … We want your feedback!

BoomerCafe.com BoomerCafé survey … We want your feedback! Launched in 1999, BoomerCafé is a place for baby boomers to share stories and photos. The post BoomerCafé survey … We want your feedback! appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

When a baby boomer has cooked her last goose

BoomerCafe.com When a baby boomer has cooked her last goose Writer Colleen Hannegan watches her electric skillet wear out. The post When a baby boomer has cooked her last goose appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

Quiet and Alone

Unlike most people I know, I am completely comfortable being alone. It is not necessarily my preferred state, but it is well within my comfort zone.It is early Sunday morning in the middle of a four-day holiday weekend. I am sittingShow More Summary

Boomer espionage novelist celebrates 20 years of success

BoomerCafe.com Boomer espionage novelist celebrates 20 years of success Novelist Daniel Silva continues his winning streak with his 20th thriller in 20 years. The post Boomer espionage novelist celebrates 20 years of success appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

FB and the Wild Wild West

The wife and husband friends who owned the farm I lived on for a couple of years more than forty years ago. Another friend from that same era who now lives in Hawaii. A former coworker who was also briefly a roommate. Several former coworkers from various decades of my career. Show More Summary

A boomer’s newfound passion for … um … potato chips

BoomerCafe.com A boomer’s newfound passion for … um … potato chips Alan Paul who lives in New Jersey has found a new passion... in a bag of chips. The post A boomer’s newfound passion for … um … potato chips appeared first on BoomerCafe.com.

Dad Again

I'm surprised by how much my Dad is on my mind this month. Yeah, yeah, Father's Day, Hallmark cards, Facebook posts, tv commercials... it's all part of June every year. It's usually the subject of only one post for me, not three.My Dad...Show More Summary

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