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Still need to enroll for Medicare, or switch your plan?

December 7, Medicare’s annual open enrollment period deadline, is fast approaching. The post Still need to enroll for Medicare, or switch your plan? appeared first on BoomerCafe.

So you think you know the Pogues? Yeah, Yeah, Yeah...

With Thanksgiving over, Christmas music season is officially here. In the next month, Steve Spears will perhaps make his traditional post about his favorite '80s Christmas song - Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues. For many, our knowledge on The Pogues is limited to that song, so let's expand our …

'80s holiday gift idea: Behold the awesome Cassette Tape Mood Light

Looking for a holiday present for the ‘80s fan in your life but running out of ideas? How about a light that honors the mix tapes of our misspent youth? Stacey Iden of Sarasota, Fla., has been making her “Cassette Tape Mood Light” and other retro-themed gifts since 2011. The 38-year-old operates the …

Concert review: T'Pau, Go West and Nik Kershaw

The biggest disadvantage to running Stuck in the ‘80s out of Florida is that we miss out on all the great concerts that happen half a world away in places like England, where so much of the ‘80s sound was born. But thankfully we have correspondents sprinkled all over the globe, including Peter Ryan of Montreal who happened to …

Best times in Modern Romance's life? Probably 1982 when this song was a hit

During this Thanksgiving week as we reflect on our lives we probably will acknowledge we have it pretty good now. Which raises this question, "So is the best times of our lives now or when we were young in the '80s?" For Modern Romance the Best Years Of Our Life was definitely in the '80s.

The common threads of the boomer generation

Larry Checco pens an essay about baby boomers, BoomerCafé, and a labor of love. The post The common threads of the boomer generation appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Countdown: Why I Didn’t Post Yesterday

Hey, I have a great idea. Let’s take you kid, our teething sixteen-month- old to this thing called Festival of Trees! You’re looking at me all like, what the heck is that? Dude, dude, let me tell you: it’s an … Continue reading ?

A baby boomer legend who keeps growing

California boomer John Wilder has lived quite an exciting life and shares his story. The post A baby boomer legend who keeps growing appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Countdown: SCIENCE Part 2

Hope you all are having a great Thanksgiving. Turkey, green bean casserole, yadda, yadda, SCIENCE. Let’s dive right into the soul crushing disappointment. Here is my science lab table of tools for the first one: Dagobah Swamp Slime: The “collectible” … Continue reading ?

Countdown: Star Wars SCIENCE

While perusing the tricked-out Star Wars aisle at Toys R Us, I came across these science kits. The packages were a bit weathered and dated as 2014, so I got that warm and fuzzy feeling that they were some long-lost … Continue readin...

Two simple ways for boomers to eat less

Wellness coach Lorie Eber: We can’t eat like we once did … at least not if we want to be as fit. The post Two simple ways for boomers to eat less appeared first on BoomerCafe.

One 'Steve' rejoins Journey as band announces 2016 tour

Journey reunion fans, you've been rewarded for your patience: Steve is back. Sadly, not Steve Perry, but drummer Steve Smith has rejoined the band. Smith replaces Deen Castronovo, who was fired on Aug. 10 after legal and substance abuse problems. "I was terminated," Castronovo …

How well do you know the '80s Cruise artists? Take this interactive quiz!

The inaugural '80s Cruise sets sail in early 2016, but are you ready for seven nights onboard the Holland America Eurodam with 10 amazing artists from the '80s? Here's a quick quiz to see how well you know their music. And don't forget RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Christmas Countdown: Star Wars Wrapping Paper, Ranked

Lightsaber Paper: Obviously the gold standard. The best one. I will personally demand that all my gifts be wrapped in it. The other wrapping paper is for the peasants. Grade: A+ The Force Awakens Paper: Stormtroopers stormtrooooopers stormtroooooopers. I’m cool … Continue reading ?

Not ready with Thanksgiving plans? Sugarhill Gang says 'Jump on it! Jump on it!'

Thanksgiving is not only the time when we reflect on our blessings, but remember the heritage of our of country's forefathers and hearken back to the first Thanksgiving between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. Sometimes our recollections about the Indians can be foggy, but wonderfully entertaining like the video for the Sugarhill …

Bissy, Fred, and the Great Samboni. One boomer’s love story

Alan Paul says “a dog is a man’s best friend" when you find the right dog. The post Bissy, Fred, and the Great Samboni. One boomer’s love story appeared first on BoomerCafe.

The dignity of freedom

In a crazy world and widespread fear, journalist John Laurence focuses on a right we enjoy. The post The dignity of freedom appeared first on BoomerCafe.

The story of the Jackson Family, NFL and the disastrous Victory tour

Could a member of the musical royalty Jackson family that contains Michael, Jermaine and Janet have a lost song? All I have to say is Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming.

Ye Olde Christmas Magazine Ads

All of these were taken from ads in the 1950s and most came from LIFE magazine. 7-Up Aww, look at those loveable little scamps sitting atop of the stairs. But why are they spying on their parents and other guests drinking 7-Up when they have their own bottles? Man, I’d love to get my hands […]

Christmas Countdown: Gifts for my Dog Volume 1

“Penny told me she wanted a Pig Popper for Christmas.” “Okay, get it for her.” Just another normal conversation in our house. Americans spend $5 billion annually on their pets for Christmas. I wonder if they also wrap each gift … Continue reading ?

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