How Boomers are making the best of it

May 10, 2020

making-the-bestI know. She looks rather like a madwoman, doesn’t she? Would you believe I have my mother’s 1950s RayBans that resemble these sunglasses? Only hers has rhinestones in the corners. From the late 1950s early 1960s. I feel closer to her when I wear them. It is, after all, Mother’s Day.

Her 1950s era was flawed in many ways but its lack of life-threatening complexities is appealing, today, in a fantasy sort of way. Not such a good time for anyone but white males, but for many Baby Boomers our childhoods were a time of innocence. I do long for that sometimes, that extreme self-focus and not knowing about the bigger world.

But, leave that for a minute and on to our weekly roundup of Boomer blogs. Interesting reading again this week!

No good time for sheltering in place, but this was a bigger challenge than most

Did you ever imagine you would be living with roommates after the age of 65? And to top that off, during Stay at Home orders. Rebecca Olkowski with found herself doing it after some life transitions. Read about how she’s dealing with a less than ideal situation.

Shocking truths & resilience

Has it been months or years since this pandemic set in? Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles doesn’t remember. All she knows is she hasn’t been anywhere in weeks… and weeks… and weeks. During this time, living with her husband, mother, and two grown sons, several shocking truths have come to light..

Venturing out into the new world

The urge to explore beyond the confines of home and neighborhood leads Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting to begin stepping out into the world once again. But her trips are limited in time and distance…find out why in Step By Step, Stepping Out.

It’s still Mother’s Day / week / month

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, writes about a survey on what moms want from their families this Mother’s Day and how plans are being impacted by the covid-19 pandemic.

Color me peaceful

Sometimes, the smallest things can be comforting. Over the past decade, adult coloring books have become popular, with grownups taking a page from their younger selves and making almost a meditation out of coloring. The free, downloadable coloring pages for both adults and kids I’m sharing could help soothe some of these stressful days.

“Take my wife. No, go ahead. Take her!” (Boomer humor)

Tom at Sightings Over Sixty just thought he’d add a little levity to our situation this week. So if you’re in need of a joke, approach the bench at Comic Relief. Don’t worry; it’s all legal!

One comment on “How Boomers are making the best of it
  1. Laurie Stone says:

    Thanks for putting all this together. Your mother’s sunglasses sound cool! And yes, has the world changed.

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