How about a visit to the virtual soda fountain?

March 27, 2023

Yes, a soda fountain. Do you remember them?

I do remember real soda fountains and if you’re my age, you do, too. They exude the innocence of our youth, which I could use a little of now.

Sure, we wear rose-colored glasses when we look back, but I think it’s because we were kids and for many kids of that era, our concerns were usually few. Would Linda go to the movies with us? Would we go to prom? Our adult world is much darker now.

But as an antidote to that, my favorite Boomer bloggers have a nice selection of excellent reading this week.


Living in Northern Alberta, Canada has its perks. Particularly in high summer when it’s light outside for 21 hours per day and everyone simply forgets to go indoors.  But with the official start to spring…and spring seemingly still a looong way off, we are all a bit tired of the cold. AND the snow! Diane’s musing about it on her blog right here!


Since Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, avoids the use of harsh, toxic chemicals in cleaning, she often uses vinegar in cleaning. However, Consumer Reports says it shouldn’t be used in nine cases. Check out her article to see what vinegar uses should be avoided.


When was the last time you did something for yourself that wasn’t related to work or taking care of your family? If you can’t remember, then Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin, thinks it might be time to spring clean your self-care routine.


When Laurie’s parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, she wondered what it was like going through life with the same person for so long. One day at dinner, she asked their secret. The answer surprised her.


In the spirit of honoring Women’s History Month, Rebecca Olkowski, with highlighted Gabby Giffords and a campaign she is collaborating with through art to end gun violence. Bonnie Lautenberg, the wife of a late senator, created a powerful work called “Guns Kill” that is being exhibited in Florida and both are working together to raise money for the cause. Read about it here.


The TV is on almost all day in bad weather in the home of Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin. Her hub tunes into 24/7 news, and it drives her crazy. But it brings out the history buff in her, and this week she discusses a historical incident, Knock off, Sell off, Kill off, Oh my!

That’s it for this edition! Hope you enjoyed. And if you’ve got time, I hope you’ll check out my Etsy for beautiful healing and condolence gifts.

6 comments on “How about a visit to the virtual soda fountain?
  1. Laurie Stone says:

    All great posts! Always a pleasure to start the week this way.

  2. Thanks. Fun posts this week.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Loved all of them. Thanks.

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