I originally wrote and posted this in 2011 and 2012. When I see the tributes and thank you messages to vets around Veteran’s Day each year, I usually embrace the message and in some way add to the salutes. I want to praise “them” for their service. Show More Summary
It was the Arab oil embargo in the early 1970s. Daniel Vollaro remembers it well. The post Boomers still remember the gas lines appeared first on BoomerCafe.
It was a quiet Sunday evening in the nursing home. Most visitors were gone, dinner trays had been picked up and many bedside lamps were switching off as the residents turned in for the night. The only sounds in Mom and Dad's room were...Show More Summary
My first thoughts this morning: ‘We the people’ have spoken. Approximately 48% of voters who voted have elected the most unqualified, uninformed, narcissistic, fraudulent con artist in modern times to be President. Welcome to the end of American democracy. Show More Summary
Writer Kurt Buss pushed himself to conquer fear and climb a mountain. The post A baby boomer shatters his fears at new heights appeared first on BoomerCafe.
Last Thursday... I'm in the waiting room of a urologist office. The other seven people in the waiting room are old. Actually most appear to be within five years of my age. Because of my MS, I walk with a limp, so I probably look as old as they do, especially the two with walkers.I really would like to own my age. Show More Summary
The Vietnam war shaped the lives of many baby boomers. Dennis Kirban was there. The post A boomer remembers being a short-timer in Vietnam appeared first on BoomerCafe.
Last political post till after the election. The majority rules in this country. We don't all agree with each other but we accept that if a majority of people elect a President, that person becomes the President. Those of us on the losing side must accept the outcome. Show More Summary
The worst candidate for President in the history of our great country could actually become President. That should make us both proud and angry; proud that anybody can grow up to be President, angry that so many citizens have fallen for the biggest scam in our great nation's history. Show More Summary
A Chicago boomer found himself on his own spiritual quest. The post A troubled baby boomer finds his path to peace appeared first on BoomerCafe.
In an earlier post this week, I referred to my vacation week as retirement practice. My staycation included plenty of unscheduled free time and I decided to spend some of it visualizing life without full time work.How's it going?Well, I'm surprised by how much I like this time off. Show More Summary
Writer Eric Mondschein recalls autumn during his youth came with a hefty price tag. The post A baby boomer’s memories of Fall Leaves appeared first on BoomerCafe.
I love cars. I hate car problems. I've been a car lover since I was a kid. I can identify the brand and year of nearly every American car made between 1953 and 1965 and quite a few after that too. I've owned thirteen cars. I used to get a different car every couple of years, some new and some used.Now I keep cars a long time. Show More Summary
It's been a time of discovery for artist and blogger Terrilynn Dubreuil. The post A boomer quits sleepwalking through life … and travels appeared first on BoomerCafe.
This week my vacation is a staycation. It would be great to be going somewhere like the beach, the mountains or New York City, but I chose to stay home and catch up on some overdue projects and a couple of doctor appointments.I've also referred to this week as retirement practice. Show More Summary
Writer Leslie Handler thinks that food descriptions today have gotten too complicated. The post A boomer asks, what has happened to my food??? appeared first on BoomerCafe.
Lucy Iscaro of White Plains, NY, writes of the family experience of getting a newer car. The post When a boomer’s dad bought a new used car appeared first on BoomerCafe.
Scary horror films... they just don’t make ‘em like they used to says Alan Paul. The post For this film-buff boomer, The Horror, The Horror! appeared first on BoomerCafe.
Doreen Frick has old photos of her grandparents but a puzzle remains. The post Mystery for a baby boomer looking at her roots appeared first on BoomerCafe.
Writer Kathy Gates says Tasmania is about boats, boats, and more boats. The post One boomer’s different life in a very different place appeared first on BoomerCafe.