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Bloggers begin easing into fall after summer fun

In the Seattle area, we’ve had record rains Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. That follows the last three months where only about 0.13 inches of rain fell.

I went out Sunday when the rain stopped and checked my garden. I picked the last cucumbers and saw that a few zucchini are still growing. I only grow one eggplant and one pepper plant, so it’s time to pick those.

There’s still plenty of Swiss chard, kale, and collards. Carrots, too.

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I let one of the last zucchinis grow really big so I could make a double recipe of my favorite casserole.

Potato  Zucchini  and Cheese Gratin Casserole

It’s a Potato, Zucchini, and Cheese Gratin wonder, like scalloped potatoes only with zucchini added. It’s a sneaky way to serve and eat lots of zucchini – more nutritious than Zucchini Chocolate Cake, which I’ve enjoyed tremendously, and Zucchini Muffins.

Meanwhile, as summer is sliding away and fall is upon us in three days, my blogging friends are writing about a number of interesting and important topics:

The new census

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty writes about “10 Things the New Census Says About Seniors.” Find out the “oldest” state, how many older adults are working, and whether more older men or women are obese.

Selective memory

As we age, more and more information and experiences clog our brain. Old stuff gets shoved to the far reaches of our mind. Some of those memories may be forgotten forever, others resurrected, often in a different form. Selective memory isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin writes in this week’s post, “Freedom to Forget.”


Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles reports it sat there in driveway for days, mocking her and her husband. A large empty metal container, with gaping maw, dared them to fill its huge belly. They looked at each other. Ordering a dumpster seemed a good idea, something they did each year. Except this time, they forgot one crucial thing.

Family history

Diane Trolly of On the Border was raised in a large extended ranching family in Southern Alberta. Trolly has collected the journals of many of her relatives and spends a lot of time nosing through them. This week, she is deep into the journal of her mother’s brother, Stein Berg. The discussion revolves around one of the more valuable assets on a ranch. Oh, dear . . .


This week Carol Cassara, of Carol Cassara Writer, wrote a post all about exacting revenge. It’s short and sweet, with a provocative image.

Gender identity

There are new terms for gender identities that may be confusing for many people who haven’t heard them before. Rebecca Olkowski, with, explores some of these terms to help others understand and respect these differences.

This is the Best of Boomer Blogs 719. Enjoy the articles, and be sure to join in the conversations on these interesting and worthwhile topics. Bloggers love to hear from readers.


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Laurie Stone

Yummy looking casserole! Can't beat cheese and potatoes (with anything else thrown in) as a great combination.

Carol Cassara

Your home garden sounds amazing... Rita.


Your casserole looks yummy. We need the recipe. LOL


Yes, my garden is really great. Here's the link to the zucchini recipe:

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