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Looking to Martin Luther King Jr. for words of encouragement on the day his life and work are celebrated in 2021

It’s been an important year in the nation’s move toward equality with a wave of protests throughout the nation and the world following the death of George Floyd to demand changes in policing that have led to the deaths of so many people of color. Read more →

Bloggers ease into the covid-19 holiday season

With one to two people dying every minute in the United States as the coronavirus surges, it’s challenging to get into the holiday spirit. However, even in these pandemic times, people are looking for joy, hope, and love during the holiday season. Read more →

Baby boomers venturing out some into the new pandemic world

These days, I’m still not going out much. I pick up groceries from my local food coop weekly and order everything else. However, we’re having socially distance, outdoor events to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. It was ratified 100 years ago on Aug. 18, 1920, when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve votes for women. I’m photographing the events, four so far with the fifth and sixth, the final ones, tomorrow. Meanwhile, boomer bloggers are writing about what’s happening in their lives these days: Read more →

Today is the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th amendment, which guarantees the right for women to vote

Today is the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th amendment, which guarantees the right for women to vote Women fought long and hard for the vote – before the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which states the right to vote “shall not be denied … on account of sex.” Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change to the constitution. Read more →

Boomers have a low-key beginning of summer this year

On Friday, I advised readers to have a barbecue with people in their household for Memorial Day and skip going out to a restaurant or to the beach. I took my own advice and had a quiet holiday. Since I’m home so much and didn’t get to go to Madrid and visit my daughter and her family in Madrid for the month of May, I’ve spend a lot of time in my yard. I’ve arranged dozens of bouquets, a first. See my Memorial Day arrangement on the above. I have 40 rhododendrons and about 10 azaleas in my yard. When I moved into my house, they were small bushes. Now, they’re huge. Thank goodness I met a forester who is helping me prune them. I can’t imagine why the previous owners bought 50 plants. I wonder if there was a big sale. Read more →