Sunday, January 3, 2016

Blogging Boomers First of 2016 Edition

As the old year morphs into the new, we sometimes look back before moving forward. Nostalgia seized the Blogging Boomers this week.

Do you remember Princess Grace and Peyton Place? Try taking the quiz called Who Didn't Start the Fire? at Sightings Over Sixty to see how well you know your Baby Boomer history. Can you identify the historical references from Billy Joel's famous song -- many of them touchstones in our lives during the second half of the 20th century?

Linda Myers of Thoughts From a Bag Lady in Waiting reminisces while still recuperating from an airport adventure that occurred over two years ago with her two granddaughters. Any traveler nowadays can relate to her nightmarish airport story in Grandma Goes to the Airport.

Laura Lee Carter of Adventures of the New Old Farts skipped the recollections and focused on the year ahead. Most of us make resolutions for the coming year. Laura Lee poses the question: Why not turn your resolution into a revelation? Here's how to start the new year out right!.

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about the old year and the New Year – how to pay off your debts in 2016, the top news stories for 2015, and how consumers did in the continual battle with corporations last year. Robison’s advice for consumers in 2016 is to save as much money as you can and be sure you have an adequate emergency fund. And, if you haven’t begun retirement planning or you don’t have a strong strategy for retirement, get going on it now.

I took a quick look back at the past year and summarized some of the highs and lows in My 2015 Holiday Letter. Then I tried to look towards the future, but all I could see were politicians polluting the airwaves with speeches. The results are my 2016 Political Prognostications

Everyone have a good week. Take a few minutes, visit the Blogging Boomers, and tell them I sent you.


  1. I've read them all. And I agree with your prediction for who will be running in 2016! It kind of amazed me to see that someone else agrees with me. :-)

  2. WOW Meryl! You were one busy traveler this past year! Any plans to take a rest now?