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Zero G and I Feel Fine

Most dads went to work while most moms stayed home to cook and clean. Cars had AM radios and crank windows and a house usually had only one phone. A typical house had only one TV, a small black-and-white set, and there were only two or three channels to choose from.In 1962, kids like me were glued to that TV every time a man was launched into space. Show More Summary

Ah, those sexual awakening days of a boomer’s college education

A peek at Florida beach bum Rhyd Flynn’s novel about the sexual revolution. The post Ah, those sexual awakening days of a boomer’s college education appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Family

Thanksgiving week in my hometown New Orleans is an interesting mix of old and new attitudes, old and new people, old and new places.We stayed at my sister's house, which is the house she and I grew up in. She moved back in when we had to move our parents into a nursing facility. Show More Summary

What are baby boomers saying about retirement?

Emily Cass helps build a better understanding within the community of boomer retirees. The post What are baby boomers saying about retirement? appeared first on BoomerCafe.

A Boomer Asks … Can I Trade This Body In On A New One?

When it comes to exercise, Forrest Brakeman says “Gradual" is your friend. The post A Boomer Asks … Can I Trade This Body In On A New One? appeared first on BoomerCafe.

No Bah Humbug

The first time I saw a live performance of the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" was in December 1984. A manager at work treated a dozen of us to a memorable evening that included tickets to see the play at the historic Ford's...Show More Summary

Different Stuff Matters

Maybe this is why people retire: their priorities change. Things that matter so much at work for so many years eventually begin to seem like a waste of time. When viewed in the context of a person's life, little details that seemed so important don't really matter.We begin to question things. Show More Summary

My baby boomer mother gave me a sense of adventure

Writer Holly Whitman says her mother is very much an individual character. The post My baby boomer mother gave me a sense of adventure appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Black

Colored, Negro, African-American, Black. These monikers, and a few more that I won't print here, show an evolving attitude about race in our country during the boomer era. I'd like to believe we've come a long way since the 1950s. I'd like to believe there is little or no discrimination based on race. Show More Summary

A boomer tribute to the days of the Five and Dime

A nostalgic tribute to Main Street by boomer journalist Kathleen Bailey. The post A boomer tribute to the days of the Five and Dime appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Can Songs Join?

People who turn 50 can join AARP. What about songs?These classic songs are 50 years old. Wow.Beatles "She Loves You"Bob Dylan "Blowin' In the Wind"Beach Boys "Surfin' USA"Rolling Stones "Satisfaction"The Who "My Generation"Dave Clark...Show More Summary

Are baby boomers working longer and harder?

If you’re still a working baby boomer, are you working harder, longer? The post Are baby boomers working longer and harder? appeared first on BoomerCafe.

I Don’t Get It and Neither Do They

I keep wanting to believe that most of the people who voted for Trump were white, male, uneducated rednecks. Sadly that is not the case. At least three of my bar mates voted for him. All three are white but they are also educated; they are not rednecks in any sense of the word. Show More Summary

A Boomer’s 50th High School Reunion

Larry Checco went to his 50th high school reunion... and found things have changed. The post A Boomer’s 50th High School Reunion appeared first on BoomerCafe.

A boomer’s life in a world marked by the ‘70s

Writer and journalist Sue Amari's first book is an ode to the last stop on a strange trip. The post A boomer’s life in a world marked by the ‘70s appeared first on BoomerCafe.

A baby boomer’s timely Pumpkin Pie Recipe Poem

Can a poem be delicious? It can if written by boomer Robert J. McGinness about pumpkin pie. The post A baby boomer’s timely Pumpkin Pie Recipe Poem appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Remembering JFK, a time most boomers will never forget

It's been 53 years since a gunman turned our world, and our innocence, upside down. The post Remembering JFK, a time most boomers will never forget appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Gwen Ifill’s untimely death brings renewed focus on endometrial cancer

Ms. Ifill's untimely passing at age 61 has come as a shock to millions of viewers and her friends. The post Gwen Ifill’s untimely death brings renewed focus on endometrial cancer appeared first on BoomerCafe.

A baby boomer has created a monster. Frankenstein, anyone?

Writer Bill Cushing looks back and realizes, he has created a baseball monster. The post A baby boomer has created a monster. Frankenstein, anyone? appeared first on BoomerCafe.

One baby boomer’s dream come true

Laura Lee Carter updates us about her project to find the best retirement place. The post One baby boomer’s dream come true appeared first on BoomerCafe.

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