Sunday, October 30, 2016

Boomers On Halloween Diversions and Disheartening Experiences


The season of silliness is in full swing, and nowadays all ages join in. The election has everyone nervous, even neurotic, and hoping the craziness ends soon. So this year we need to let our hair down (metaphorically speaking) a little, laugh a lot, relax and enjoy some Halloween foolishness.

Carol Cassara of Heart Mind Soul has two posts that will definitely make you smile. She says her dog is not interested in dressing up for Halloween. But the dogs in Yappy Halloween? They've got a different idea. Take a look at some cute and silly Halloween dog costumes.

Dogs are not the only victims of ridiculous fashion. Carol goes back in her archives to find some of the silliest human fashions you'll ever see in Fashion: Love or Hate?   

It’s been a busy week for Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, over at The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide. Robison noticed Halloween is coming up soon. Her readers like articles on the holidays, so she wrote about facts and figures for Halloween and the most popular Halloween costumes this year.

Rita also wrote this week about the Volkswagen settlement related to the company’s use of software that switches to cleaner emissions when the vehicles are hooked up to official emissions testing equipment. Next, she wrote about new guidelines from pediatricians on screen time for kids and a tool parents and grandparents can use to determine a media plan for each child.

Most of us can commiserate this week with two of our boomers, Laura Lee and Tom Sightings, both of whom experienced disheartening events.

Laura Lee of Adventures of the New Old Farts is reporting a good news, bad news story this week. On Tuesday, Laura Lee was so excited to have someone to put in her new patio, by Wednesday she could see how badly the job had been done...

Tom Sightings at Sightings Over 60 is on the road to places warm and sunny. But traveling is not always fun and games, as he relates in his post Close Call on I78.

I am looking forward to spending Monday evening greeting kids and their parents and handing out candy that hub and I cannot should not eat. The kids bound up the sidewalk, (parents dragging behind) excitedly running around in the dark, greeting friends, and collecting candy. I remember walking home from school trick or treating, the activity not confined to a two-hour time slot dictated by local municipalities. Oh, the good ole days…

13 comments:

  1. Great curated compilation today!
    Carol

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  2. nothing like a midlife compilation to keep me busy reading for a while - we spent Halloween ignoring the doorbell and not encouraging children to beg for lollies from strangers (bah humbug :P )

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the posts. Happy Halloween!

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  3. Love your work Meryl! Happy Halloween girl!

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    1. Thanks Laura Lee. I bet you didn't get many - or any - kids trick or treating out in the country!

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  4. Thanks for all of these great blog recommendations. I love those dog costumes! They are precious!

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    1. Glad to provide a few moments of humor and enjoyment.

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  5. What a great find (thanks Carol) great reading! I am sitting here in Philadelphia reading in between handing out candy!

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  6. I have to keep my dogs from terrorizing the kids that come to the door tonight. They'd look cute in costumes but are the scariest little mutts on the block already.

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  7. So much great reading here! We're sitting in our garage waiting for the trick or treaters so they don't trip over the work we're doing in front of our house. So glamorous!

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  8. Love reading all these curated pieces and of course the dog costumes. Keep them coming!
    Estelle

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