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Bloggers are busy as spring unfolds

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We’re getting some nice days here in the Seattle area, which is leading to spring activities such as planting gardens and hiking.

Our blogging group, which spreads out from coast to coast, is as busy as bees with a variety of activities and thoughts:

Older Americans

There’s a lot of new information out about the 65-and-over crowd, covering health, money, and other aspects of life. In “Interesting Facts and Figures,” Tom Sightings at Sightings Over Sixty offers some highlights from a government report called “Older Americans: Key Indicators of Well Being.”

Family

Last week, during Mother’s Day, Jennifer Koshak of Unfold and Begin, was reminiscing about her mother. She’s shared funny stories in the past, but this time she shared stories that showed why her mother was a badass.

The beach

Breaking out to the beach this summer? Carol Cassara, of Heart•Mind•Soul, and her friends have a diverse spring-summer reading list to suggest.

5G

What’s 5G and how can it help people over 55? Rebecca Olkowski, with BabyBoomster.com, wanted to know and attended an online tech experience hosted by T-Mobile. Since baby boomers remember the first big clunky cell phones, the advancements we’ve made since then are remarkable.

A visitor

On Musings, Rants & Scribbles, Laurie Stone writes about when her son Patrick came into the kitchen, his face worried. “I caught a mouse in the basement.” Laurie shrugged. Mice came into her house all the time, part of life in the Connecticut woods. “Put it out,” she said. He looked at her like she’d just spoken Swahili. “How?” Laurie sighed. Time to teach her oldest the ways of humane animal relocation.

History

Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin in this week’s post, “Unintended Consequences,” notes the anniversary of a historic event that initiated the growth of a major American tourist attraction, retirement mecca, and home to thousands. Forecasting the outcome of events is tricky. Sometimes predictions are spot on, other times unforeseen and unintended consequences result, exactly what happened in this particular case.

Pandemic

As for me, I wrote about the odd advice that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave Thursday on mask wearing.

It said vaccinated people can go almost anywhere indoors or outdoors without a mask. However, now, you can’t tell the difference between vaccinated and nonvaccinated people. The vaccinated aren’t going to wearing t-shirts that say “I’m vaccinated.” A survey showed that nonvaccinated people are quite comfortable walking around without masks.

This is the Best of Boomer Blogs #701. Be sure to take the time to look at the articles and join in the conversations. Bloggers love to hear from readers.

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Meryl

Great post Rita, thank you!

Carol Cassara

I'm digging into these posts now, Rita. Always informative, your space and theirs!

Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski

I'm glad Los Angeles plans to wait on unmasking for a while in certain places. They may open it all up in June. Still, I have unmasked outdoors because I need fresh air and only do it when no one is around.

Rita

Thanks, blogger friends, for stopping by. Rebecca, it's good you being cautious about abandoning mask wearing. I agree. There are so many unknown. I hope things are going as well as officials are saying and planning for.

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