How about some first of summer baby boom tidbits?

June 18, 2023


What do you see when you look at this image? I like to remember how simple life was back in the baby boom days.  A couple of TV channels. Rock and roll on a jukebox. Milk shakes and burgers at a soda fountain. Drive in movies with crackly speakers that we thought were the height of technology. My cell phone went dark and I’ve been dealing with the challenges of current technology and the limitations of what passes today for customer service.

Just about now, life back then sounds idyllic. Oh, I know it wasn’t. But let me have my fantasy, just for a few moments. These memories are part of the Baby Boomer psyche and they’re often a safe haven from a complicated world. At least for me. And OMgosh, even the word “tidbit” is dated, no?

But here are some posts that are more current from our Boomer friends.


Once a month, Diane visits the fictional home of Gwen and Sally. To get (narrated by Gwen) yet another glimpse of Sally’s hijinks.Because Sally is one of those people who can cause trouble merely by walking into a room.

What will she get into this time?  Read it here and see. But just be warned: a gelato cart was seriously injured in the telling…


It felt like a normal Monday night. Laurie and her husband Randy had both gone to bed around 10:30 p.m. with their Yorkie Libby stretched out between them. They drifted off and then came the last sound you want to hear at 2:13 a.m. (or anytime). Their alarm system had gone on, blaring an ear-splitting, non-stop, whirring siren, both inside and out. She and Randy jolted awake, not sure what they’d find. Read it here.


What face do you show to the world? Is it one of stress? Anger? Happiness? Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin wants to know what is reflected back at you if that’s what you’re showing to the world. What do you see in the mirror? Read it here.


Meryl Baer of Musings of a Shore Life lives in a town transforming but a quiet, laid-back, unpretentious place to an upscale, bougie place. Mega Mansions appear on the landscape daily. Baer’s home is not on the market, but in this week’s post she wonders what a realtor might say about her humble abode should it go on them market.


Rebecca Olkowski, with revisited a post she wrote a while back after a trip to Italy about How to Eat Like an Italian to Stay Fit after doing a little more research. Who doesn’t love Italian food, right?


Watch out. More than two-thirds of shopping scams begin on Instagram and Facebook. Check out warnings on how to avoid these fraudsters from Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist. Her post is right here.

And a reminder about my gently supportive grief and healing gifts. Here’a recent customer review:

I ordered this gift when a dear friend recently lost her mother. She told me that she received many gifts but this one was the only one that touched her heart and helped her begin the grieving process. She absolutely loved it! I was thrilled. I wanted to buy something for her but was at a loss until I saw this beautiful and thoughtful gift. I’d give this item 10 stars if I could!

6 comments on “How about some first of summer baby boom tidbits?
  1. Diane Tolley says:

    Wonderful post, Carol!
    Thank you so much!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Laurie Stone says:

    Nicely done, Carol. Thank you!

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