Boomers life: music, people, issues and Boomers health
You are a Baby Boomer if you were born between 1946 and 1964. Together we grew up sharing experiences, special people, and great music. We also share current challenges and an open future ahead of us. Boomers Life is about reawakening the desire among Boomers to do things with the great life we have. Browse if you like, share experien- ces if you can, complain if you must. This is our world, and welcome to it.
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Boomers are Everywhere
"I've gone to look for America," sang Simon and Garfunkel in 1972, and the Boomers who took that advice ended up in all fifty USA states from Maine to Hawaii. So I've gone to look for the Boomers who are still hanging in there, and here's how many I found in all those places. Boomer men and women in each state.
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[Re: Santa Monica Pier-1972 article] I was a boy of 14 then. Living in the Purser Apts as it was called back then. Right on the boardwalk on the right side of the chess tables. What a great place to spend your youth. I'd love to find someone else who lived there at the time to trade stories with.
-- Danny Y, Big Island Hawaii
Wow I love this site. I still feel the same love for this music a I did back then!! Too bad by body does not feel that way. Lol.
-- Lanora F, Montgomery, Louisiana
It was a special place in time, to be growing up with the music. Close your eyes and you're catapulted back in time. Days riding along the coast road on my 650cc Triumph motorcycle, bike boots, white t shirt, and a pretty girl on back. Rock on.
-- Bill H, Maitland, Australia
God bless you, Neda. You are an inspiration to me. You will never know how much you have changed my life. Thank you. [Re: Protest article]
-- Marion L, UK
Love the music compilations, thank you! Great site.
-- Susan, Falls Church, VA
That poor woman who lost her husband and children, then died of a broken heart. My thoughts and prayers go with all the families who have lost loved ones. [Re: Revolution article]
-- Alicia, Canada
Last night I first heard about Neda Agha-Soltan, watching a movie on the HBO channel. I give thanks on behalf of all those who fight for human rights, fundamental rights that are moral and natural. Thanks to her parents that gave birth to the angelic soul she was.
[Re: Protest article]
-- Dinescu Adrian Roberto, Bucharest, Romania
Thank you for making me smile today! I am a Social Studies teacher and was preparing lesson plans when I came across your site! The music links are great and I will be using them with my students. As a Boomer (1963), I have to admit that I loved living during those times. Thanks again!
-- Sandy S, Big Rapids, MI
I was there in 1972, helping to save the pier. So glad we prevailed. These days I stroll the pier with my children. Thankfully, they can enjoy it just as I did all my life. [Re: Santa Monica Pier article]
-- Morgan P, Laguna Beach, CA
We grew up with Rock and Roll, and it all started back in the Fifties. That was a little before our time, but the sounds of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and all the others rocked us all the same. See videos of original performances here (free, of course) and relive the days of cruisin' to the drive-in diner.
What's Up? Well . . .
Dancing in the park.... Check out the Boomers Facebook page.
About Boomers Life
Here you find the music you love, people you know, and issues that affect your life today. Born during the Baby Boom years, our life is not just about where we've been, it's about where we are now, the things we're dealing with, and maybe finding some ways to make what comes next a little better.
Some of your favorite songs in the whole world are here. The ones to which you danced half the night, romanced the other half, and lived all day. People who you knew then are still around somewhere. Some of the more prominent ones are tracked down here, to let us see where they were and where they are. Most of the people we grew up with, well known or just best friends, are still out there, waiting to answer their cell phone and give you a hard time for not calling them in so many years. Being connected made life easier then. Being connect- ed can make life easier now. Whether it's old friends or new, it's great to be in touch with people who shared the growing-up experiences with you.
strong feeling of closeness back then. You may still remember the
activities at school, the clubs, and the dancing in crowded places with people who shared that
feeling. Over the years, we went to work, and started our family -- and that
shared feeling became more diffuse. As we approach the years when we stop working for
others and get back to what we want to do, many Boomers are reviving some of that joy of life. It's
reawakening the feeling that we can do
things -- and maybe make a difference with others and in the
world around us.
the more challenging side, we are dealing with times where our plans that were once
well funded are now less so. There are pages of information stored here
somewhere that may be helpful. Get yourself healthy physically and
financially, then join in the fun and good times with the re-
Boomers are all around us. Barack
Obama is the third consecutive Boomer to be President of the United
States. Condoleezza Rice was the first of two Boomers to be the U.S. Secretary
of State. George Clooney and Brad Pitt made contributions in movies,
while Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, and Cher did the same in music. Bill
Gates and Steve Jobs jump-started the home computer revolution. Medical doctors Deepak Chopra and Dean
Ornish made their marks in the health field. In a lower stratosphere,
I have written a few books and plan to keep on presenting research papers
at universities. We may retire from working for others, but we can always
be active working at what we love to do -- whether it is a golf swing, a
book, a new career, or being a mentor to a troubled kid. As Boomers, we
are approaching the freedom that lets us take more control of our life,
have a bit of fun, and maybe make a real difference.
Still Doing It
Stuck away here somewhere are pages on people you may
recognize. Would you believe Bob Dylan is still writing songs? Bill Gates is still running his start-up business, Micro-whatever. And Sigourney Weaver still exercises her inalienable right to make movies.
Good, back in the day, and still pretty good today. Them, and us.
music, people and issues of interest to Boomers