It’s difficult to figure out what to write about here.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II?
Or the death of my daughter-in-law’s father George Waegell?
Or getting together with my high school friends and remembering those days so many years ago?
Thankfully, my blogging friends helped solved my dilemma, letting me know about the variety of topics they wrote about last week that covers them all … the past, present, and future.
A major world event happened this week, and it’s hard not to write about it. Rebecca Olkowski, of BabyBoomster.com, gives her reflections on the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who has been queen for our entire lives, and the ascension of King Charles III. Another baby boomer takes a leadership role. Will we ever pass the torch to the younger generation?
In 2021, life expectancy decreased for the second consecutive year, reports Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty. The decline is the largest two-year drop in nearly a hundred years, think World War I followed by the flu epidemic. It brings U.S. life expectancy at birth to 76.1 years, down from 77.3 in 2020 and 78.8 in 2019. Take a look at “Be Careful Out There” to find out the reasons.
Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin was on her way out of town and wanted a drink to sustain her during the hour-and-a-half car ride. She stopped at Starbucks, got on the end of a line, and was astonished by what she happened to see, described in her post “Suitless, Sort of, in Starbucks.”
Routines are important to everyone, but especially to children, reports Diane Tolley of On the Border. The “Ceremony of the Tucking In” was probably one of the most important in the Tolley household. But, one never really knew exactly who – or what – could be involved.
Life is stressful. But there’s one thing Laurie Stone, of Musings, Rants & Scribbles, and her mom do each morning that takes the edge off. The New York Times publishes a daily game called “The Spelling Bee.” You’re given seven random letters to make as many words as you can from them. One of the letters, which they select, needs to be in each. What’s so hard about finding a bunch of nouns and verbs? Ha. This game can be a huge pain, but there are three surprising benefits…
It's never too late to take a step out into the unknown, points out Carol Cassara, of Carol A. Cassara Writer, in her blog this week. She’s used pandemic restrictions to develop her first one-woman show and talks about her first stage performance last month in “You're Never too Old to Set New Goals, Dream New Dreams."
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