Reaching back to the carefree innocence of the past

October 11, 2021

Isn’t this an eye-catching image? What I love most is the sense of carefree ease it conveys to me, at a time I really long for that kind of carefree innocence. That’s how we’re starting this edition of the Best of Boomer Blogs.

Do you remember Sen-sen?

Would you believe I dreamed about it last night?  Then I remembered I wrote about it a few years ago here. 

Old, familiar TV ditties

And along those lines, Diane of On the Border usually buries herself in the past.  This week, she took delight in remembering the TV ads of her childhood. The ones that convinced her of so many things… Do you remember these?

Yikes! Halloween’s almost here!

What’s your choice for a Halloween costume for 2021? The top costumes for adults this year are witch, vampire, ghost, cat, and pirate, reports Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist.

It’s a fierce bird

Laurie Stone found an amazing large bird perched on her deck the other day. Before writing this post, she googled whether it was a hawk or a falcon. Turns out, it’s a red-tailed hawk — both beautiful and fierce. She quickly picked up her camera.

Hard awakening

On the other end of the spectrum is this: Rudely awakened one morning this week from a peaceful slumber, Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin faced an unhappy occurrence. Her unoccupied, parked car was involved in an accident. She recounts the woeful experience in this week’s post, Bang! Bang! Bang!

She’s a busy woman!

October is a great time to enjoy not only pumpkins but also various varieties of squash. Rebecca Olkowski, with, has a delicious recipe for Delicata Squash with Gouda Cheese and Thyme.  She also recorded a new video for her YouTube channel called “Do You Feel Like a Wallflower Even Though You Are Over 50?”  She would love it if you gave it a thumbs up or left a comment.

Wishing him well

Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin found out that breakthrough Covid is a real thing when her husband Chris tested positive for it.  He’s a chef at a senior living facility and although vaccinations were a requirement of all the employees and visitors, it wasn’t a requirement of the people the residents went out to visit. And so, Covid hits home.

We wish Chris well.

Who’s got a hobby?

All the experts say we should have a hobby in retirement. A hobby can keep the mind active, provide hours of enjoyment, help with stress, even contribute to self-esteem and provide a sense of identity. In Do You Have a Hobby? Tom from Sightings Over Sixty recalls that he used to have a hobby. But he’s not so sure anymore. What about you?

That’s it for this week’s edition. Hope you all are healthy, safe and happy.

4 comments on “Reaching back to the carefree innocence of the past
  1. Meryl says:

    Great job Carol!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for sharing these.

  3. It’s always fun to read the other blogs.

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