Hop in! Let’s take a ride down Memory Lane

June 19, 2022

Wouldn’t it be nice to hop in and take a ride back to a more innocent time? It wasn’t a perfect time, not by a long shot, but it wasn’t as openly vile as the zeitgeist now. I don’t know about you, but i’m so weary of the stuff going on around us. Exhausted.

So let’s distract ourselves with some fun posts by my favorite Boomer bloggers.

Diane says:

Summer is officially here in Northern Alberta! That time when the habitually housebound tentatively venture outdoors for fun and games and family times. For the more daring, taking rides at the midway—including the roller coaster.

Something Diane dares—only read about. Or put to the pen

Rita wonders if you’re in the market for a new ride!

What car should you buy in 2022? Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, reports on the best car brands to purchase in this year’s hot market and how to get the car that’s right for you. And then…. take a ride!

Rebecca has a treat for you…

Were you into rock and roll during the 60s and 70s? Rebecca Olkowski, with BabyBoomster.com went down to the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles to visit some of the haunts she used to hang out in back then including the Whisky a Go Go where she saw a concert. Read her post here or watch her quick video.

A different profile in courage from Laurie

Laurie Stone sees him around town sometimes. The other day he was in her neighborhood coffee shop where she heard the lady behind the counter call him Ray. He looks to be in his thirties with brown hair and always wears neatly pressed khakis and a flannel shirt. A red bandana is usually tied around his neck. Whenever she sees this man, she’s struck by his courage.

Jennifer talks about our most recent holiday

This year, on Monday, there is a Federal holiday recognizing Juneteenth, which is actually June 19th. Have you heard of Juneteenth? Or did you first hear about it last year when you got a day off for it? Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin, didn’t hear about it until the early 2000s when she had an employee relocate from Texas. And yet, it’s been celebrated in Texas since 1866. When did you first learn about Juneteenth?

Tom’s reflective today

Tom from Sightings Over Sixty spent the week reflecting on a few of our current issues, and now in Sometimes I Think I’m a Liberal … he wonders if he’s a liberal or if he’s really a conservative. Despite our so-called polarization, he thinks, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.

Meryl celebrates another year!

As we get older and the years roll by, birthdays are not usually cause for great celebrations, especially if not auspicious ones ending in a 0 or 5. On the other hand it beats the alternative, and we should rejoice. Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin faces this dilemma as she officially turns another year older.

Dad’s day….

And of course, it wouldn’t be right to not acknowledge Father’s Day with a story about my own dad.

8 comments on “Hop in! Let’s take a ride down Memory Lane
  1. Rita says:

    Nice job on the roundup this week. I always love the articles.

  2. Laurie Stone says:

    Wow, amazing posts, including yours. Thanks for the round-up.

  3. Lynda Beth Unkeless says:


    Thank you for your beautiful and poignant writing about your Father.

    And the heartbreak of his memory loss.
    The person dies before they die.

    I finished reading Amy Bloom’s new book this weekend.

    About traveling to Switzerland to end her husband’s life by his taking poison there.

    He knew he was losing his mind, and he wanted to end his life voluntarily.

    Together they found and executed this “legal” Swiss option.

    Heartbreaking to read, and also very beautiful.

    Not for the feint of heart!

    Life is beautiful and brutal.

    No way around it.

    Carpe Diem
    every damn day!🙏💜🌝

  4. Alana says:

    What a list. I’d already read two of these recommended posts. A third intrigued me, and the post was so rewarding to read. Thank you.

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