Sunday, May 3, 2020

The Best of Boomers Welcome The Merry Month 0f May

 O the month of May, the merry month of May,
    So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green!
- Thomas Dekker (1572-1632), 
 from Dekker's play The Shoemaker’s Holiday

Spring officially arrived weeks ago, yet day after day the weather did not cooperate. But once the page of April was torn off the calendar, May ushered in sunny, warm weather in my corner of the world. Historically people welcomed the new season by lighting fires, dancing around a maypole, creating baskets of flowers, candy and other treats – enjoying a lot of social interaction. The spring of 2020 is different – no travel, no family events, no theater performances or restaurant meals, no face-to-face classes, no annoying crowds or long lines. With the arrival of May following almost two months of quarantine (and counting) l think we all look forward to mixing and mingling with more people than our quarantine companions. We want to survive, thrive and plan our futures.

Rebecca Olkowski with explores the future of travel for Baby Boomers after we’re able to venture out into the world again. As older people we will still need to be cautious and take baby steps. She shares her ideas for those who may want to plan a vacation.

Shifting sands under our feet, that's what Carol Cassara says it feels like. We're all walking into the unknown, and at A Healing Spirit she offers helpful ideas for managing that walk into uncharted territory.

Some of us seek diversions to pass the time...

Tom at Sightings Over Sixty went shopping for some inspiration this week. He found it at . . .  well, go do a little browsing over at They Say It Better, and you'll find out where he picked up his pearls of wisdom.

And others look to the past – and future...

Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles knows that moms of boys understand. When your kids are little, you think you’ll never survive the sticky hands, typhoon-force energy, and non-stop “getting into things.” She won’t even go into the teenage years. But then, in what seems an instant, those boys are men. And with that comes another phase. As a Mom you’re doing less, but observing more. Watching her grown sons over the past few years, she's learned the following

We worry about the pandemic, and our concern has not abated. On the contrary...

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, writes about a survey that shows Americans are much more concerned about the coronavirus pandemic in April than they were in March, with Hispanic and black adults having higher concerns. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted financially at least three in 10 adults nationwide, the survey by Consumer Reports shows.

A final thought on coping in these challenging times
Over at Unfold and Begin, Jennifer looks at a Bob Marley quote that points out we never really know how strong we are until it matters.

I hope everyone stays healthy, safe and sane. And please take a few minutes to visit our boomers. We love to hear from our readers!


  1. This week's posts are great, thanks, Meryl!

  2. Nice job as always for the Best of Boomer Blogs.