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Celebration-Tirkey Dinner for ThanksgivingI’m stressed. The holidays are coming, and I’ve been working on my book about my journalism career instead of getting ready. However, I put on a “full court press” and have sent out my holiday cards and presents. Whew. It was a big job to do in a couple of weeks.

Many in our baby boomer blogging group are also thinking about the holidays, but some also are addressing other issues and events.

Since it’s Thanksgiving this week, Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting began to think about holiday trivia and traditions past and present, universal activities as well as annual events that take place closer to home. She summarizes her holiday musings in this week’s post “Thanksgiving Trivia.”

Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants, & Scribbles admits it...she likes simple. That’s why Thanksgiving appeals to her. Yes, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and the Fourth of July all have perks, but, for her, there’s something unassuming and lovely about Thanksgiving. Here are eight things she adores.

During the holiday season, grief can be especially difficult because grief holds on tight. It's a time to be even more supportive to those who have lost a loved one. In "Do You Wonder Why the World's Still Standing," Carol Cassara at A Healing Spirit talks about some ways to be supportive.

Jennifer Koshak of Unfold And Begin asks the question: After that last crumb of pumpkin pie has been eaten this year...what's next? Do your children or grandchildren immediately turn their thoughts to what they will get from Santa this year? Is there more "wanting" than "giving" in their Christmas talk?  And, how can you help them to think about Christmas as more than just a time of getting more? This week, Koshak shares a guest post from one of her friends that includes holiday Vision Board craft activities to get your children/grandchildren focused on the season of giving.

In “What Are We Doing?” Tom Sightings from Sightings Over Sixty takes a look at his coastal environment. Unfortunately, the one word that comes to mind is: plastics.

Rebecca Olkowski with is excited to announce that she’ll be appearing on a new live stream TV show for Awake TV called “Now It’s My Turn: Unstoppable Women Over 50” on Nov. 24. If you miss it, the video will be available online on the show’s website. It will be hosted by Lana McAra. For more information about it, click here.

This is the Best of Boomer Blogs 624. Click on the links to read the great stories offered by boomer bloggers. And, be sure to leave a comment. Boomer bloggers love to hear from readers.


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Great round-up of posts this week! Thanks for sharing.

Carol Cassara

I loved the variety of this issue. Enjoy Madrid!


Have a Happy Thanksgiving in Madrid. Sounds like fun!


Hi Jennifer, Carol, and Rebecca,

Thanks. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.


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