Friday, July 19, 2019

Children of the 70s: The Decade That Made Us Quirky

The 1970s ushered in a whole new love for the paranormal for the first time since the early 20th century spiritualists' movement.  It also was a bleak decade showing that progress wasn't always pretty and sometimes downright evil. This inspired a decade of horror entertainment, serial killers, and the disillusionment of church, educational and governmental institutions.

If you were a "child of the 70s," who are you today was very much determined by the events of that decade and their influences. I hope to show you why and take you on a trip into the dark past....

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Blanket Forts and Scary Movies - Rainy Day Romance

Scary movies by candlelight are fun, but what's even funner is building a blanket fort and watching from inside. This is sure to impress your loved one for the simple flight back to childhood and the unexpected fun. I'm going to team up the drink with the film theme -

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Middle-Aged Divorce

It's not that we didn't have our parents' ethics to stay together no matter what. It's just that baby boomers see the world as options more than blind obligations. 

The unexpected element of being a baby boomer is that our parents were eager to let us benefit from the rising economy. We got our own cars. We went away to college. We had advantages they did not. Those advantages meant more choices. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Para-Themed Shows of Our Youth

If you want to know why we baby boomers are into the unexplained, you have to travel back to the themes of our tv and movies in the 1960s and 1970s.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Collecting Nostalgia: Baby Boomers Awesome Finds!

There are endless fun things to collect from our youth that will satisfy just about any sentimentality. Pick your focus and there is a world of possibilities on Ebay, antique shops, secondhand stores, and even Craig's List. Here's just some ideas for a foray back in time to our groovy youth -

Sunday, July 14, 2019

DNA Testing: Finding Your Ancestors

Growing up, we lived near my mother's people in West Virginia, settled from Scots/Irish and English completely. I found that I never related with her people. I just felt strangely out of place. I saw no characteristics with these stoic, religious, sedate people. I was vivacious, fast-minded, an entrepreneur, and full of loving hugs and laughter. My father came from Norway and his people were purely Norwegian and Swedish. His only nearby family was his kid sister and her family. And she was me! I really felt so close to her. She was even tall like me and we looked the same and laughed easy, hugged often. Then, later on I met more of my father's family and we were an identical tribe. I found my people!  But, why were they my people? They weren't influences growing up.

As an adult, I decided to find out if it was in the genes.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Baby Boomer Road Trip Chesapeake Trek Along Quiet Inlets

I love being able to share cool travel ideas for road trips. I'm a road trippin' kinda gal. I do a lot of it and exploring America is a deeply satisfying pleasure. I know a lot of baby boomers are in situations in life where there is more free time to do these things. I will suggest some wild and crazy treks for novelty and making crazy memories, and peaceful quiet introspective ones, like the Southern Chesapeake, for photography and sea air. This is one of my favorite finds on the Chesapeake where my family used to have our summer home.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Baby Boomers Muscle Cars: Something Old or Something New?

my `73 Formula Firebird - high school

At some point in our middle years, we look back to our youth and we might re-explore playing the guitar or singing in a band again. We might decide we need to hit the beach life and be carefree. And, sometimes, we dream of that car that got away - the one from our youth.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Nudist Beaches and Resorts

Hey, it's summer. And a time to relive your childhood. Nude beaches became more mainstream in the 1960s and became a lifestyle for many by the 1970s. So, if you dare to bare it all, where should you go? Let's have a look at nude/clothing optional getaways - 

Children of the 70s: The Decade That Made Us Quirky

The 1970s ushered in a whole new love for the paranormal for the first time since the early 20th century spiritualists' movement.  It...