Retro holiday reminiscences & our favorite Boomers weigh in on life

December 12, 2022

I love this retro holiday scene that has to be familiar to some of us early Baby Boomer because it looks like a card from a bygone era, doesn’t it? And oh, how I long for that bygone era sometimes. Our world today is so complicated. Even with all its limitations, there is allure in simplicity. I have been spending some time fantasizing about days gone by this holiday.

But that’s not all I’m doing! Santa’s elves have been busy, indeed!

I’d like to start with BREAKING NEWS ... In honor of beautiful friends of mine who crossed over after long illnesses, I’ve put together a little “get-well gift” at an amazingly low price. Both used and loved the components of this gift and both died after long illnesses. So in their honor, a holiday gift perfect for anyone in treatment or battling a chronic condition during this difficult holiday.

❤️.  Beautiful healing meditation deck
❤️.  A luxurious lip balm
❤️.  Rose quartz healing heart stone
❤️.  Supportive “you’ve got this!” sticker
❤️.  Your choice of apple cinnamon scented votive or tiny unscented heart votive. Because some in treatment prefer no scent.

❤️.  If this is a gift, I’ll send it directly to them wrapped in pretty tissue with a short note from you (only 12-15 words, please) and it’ll be there in time for Christmas if you order now. $12.99 plus shipping. This ends 12/31 so grab yours now right HERE.

Now on to my favorite Boomer bloggers:


Have you ever made a surprising discovery about your family? Laurie Stone did recently. It turns out her husband, sons, brother, and father were all in on it. She never connected the dots until this year when she and her mother suggested the “smallest” change to a certain family tradition. It was then the astonishing truth came out


Fast fashion, clothes that are made and sold cheaply so people can buy new clothes often, results in low wages, long hours for workers, water consumption and pollution, rain deforestation, chemical use, greenhouse gas emissions, and more. Read “Do You Buy Fast Fashion” from Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, for ideas on what to do about fast fashion.


It’s winter here in Northern Alberta. And that means snow suits, boots, hats, scarves and the final and all-important mittens.
Getting ‘rugged up’ to go out in the cold is exercise.  Especially sometimes…


Lots of changes occur as one year winds down and a new year approaches. An announcement a lot of business folks look forward to is…drum roll please…the choice of the Color of the Year. The chosen color for 2023 was recently revealed, and Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin has something to say about the tradition in this week’s post, Color of the Year 2023.


Do you experience hair loss?  Rebecca Olkowski, with interviewed well-known dermatologist Dr. Ben Behnam who gave her some fascinating insights on why it happens to women and what they can do about it both naturally and with medications.


12 comments on “Retro holiday reminiscences & our favorite Boomers weigh in on life
  1. Diane is a favorite of mine.

  2. Meryl says:

    Enjoyed the post this week. Thank you Carol.

  3. Beth Havey says:

    There are tears in my eyes, YOU FORGOT ME! Beth

  4. Rita says:

    I love Meryl Baer’s article on the color of the year. She’s such a great writer.

  5. New personal goal: make Carol’s list! 😉 Thanks for sharing.

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