Thursday, January 18, 2018

WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
BLOG #17
AGING BABY BOOMERS REKINDLE LOST LOVE

Are you tempted to track down someone you haven't seen or spoken to in decades? Is that someone a former sweetheart?

Why the temptation?
~ Many Baby Boomers want to reconnect with people who share our histories and are fluent in our life-stories. It seems these boomers would rather update their stories than go through the discovery-phase required for new intimate relationships.

~ For quite a few boomers, getting older has reawakened a dormant yearning for their 'first true love.'

~ Or, maybe, it is simply age-related nostalgia for the good old days.

NOTE
Not all tales of rekindled love are heartwarming. Because, not all who reconnect with past loves are single. Uh-oh!
Do you know Baby Boomers who broke up their current marriages to reunite with former sweethearts?
Would you?

STAY TUNED
Boomers reconnect with old friends ...

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
BLOG #16
AGING BABY BOOMERS REMEMBER

Baby Boomers' memories of bygone days and bygone lives are evoked by anything or everything or nothing. We see images of long-absent friends and sweethearts, catch glimpses of ancient incidents, and hear echoes of past dialogues. All randomly seep (or occasionally pour) into our minds - uninvited.

For most boomers nostalgia lingers for a while, then fades as we get caught up in our present lives. Usually, but not always. Sometimes, reminiscing motivates action.

NOTE
Are you tempted to locate and, perhaps, rekindle former romances and friendships?
Are you tempted to find former adversaries to resolve disputes and release grudges?
Good Luck.

STAY TUNED
Boomers Rekindle Lost Loves ...

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
BLOG #14
AGING BABY BOOMERS ATTEND SCHOOL REUNIONS

Aging Baby Boomer school reunions are time machines, of sorts. We travel to bygone days and, for better or worse, observe the aging process - using contemporaries as yardsticks.

It was all fun and games at 10th year high-school reunions when boomers were on the verge of turning 30. Classmates were easily identified and warmly greeted.

At subsequent reunions we greet school chums a bit tentatively, until we put on our readers and see their identifying name tags. Afterwards, we're profoundly curious: At what age did Baby Boomers become unrecognizable?

NOTES
Not all boomers attend reunions, especially if school memories are unpleasant. Almost everyone, however, has come across unrecognizable schoolmates, in-person or on social media posts.

STAY TUNED
School Reunions Cast Spells On Boomers ...

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
BLOG #13
AGING BABY BOOMERS HOP ON TIME MACHINES 

As aging Baby Boomers welcome in another New Year, we swivel between looking back and looking forward. 
Haven't we all imagined time machines?
What would you do with one? 

GOING BACK
What life-event would you re-visit?
Are there items you would retrieve and bring to your current life?  
Would you never leave a particular place, year, or age?

GOING FORWARD
How far forward would you go?
What do you imagine seeing?
What would you bring from your current life into your future one?

NOTE
Although I am excited about the invention of time machines, I really, really am eager for teleportation. Beam me up!

STAY TUNED
Boomers Attend School Reunions ...

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
BLOG #12
AGING BABY BOOMERS EXPLAIN MEMORY LAPSES

Aging Baby Boomers explain ... ahem ... excuse ... memory lapses in a variety of ways. Our reasons for getting distracted, losing focus, not concentrating, and forgetting to pay attention, include:
~ overloaded schedules
~ lack of sleep
~ boring conversatins, books, movies, et al

et cetera, et cetera, et cetera ...

One optimistic explanation for boomers' memory lapses: Addled memories are caused by years of accumulated knowledge clogging older brains; there is no room left.
Agree or disagree?

NOTE
Here's another explanation: Despite muddled memories, aging brains see life's big picture --- what is truly valuable and what is merely trivial. It is purported this recognition brings Baby Boomers tranquility.
Are you feeling tranquil?

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Boomers Hop On Time Machines And ...

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
BLOG #11
AGING BABY BOOMERS HAVE MEMORY LAPSES

During bouts of nostalgia, Baby Boomers clearly remember long-ago people, places, and events. Yet in the here-and-now, we cannot always remember what we were just talking about or where we put our keys. 
Boomers can't decide whether this is a cosmic joke, another sign of aging, or both.

Guess how many times a day Baby Boomers ask themselves ----
Where: Where did I put my keys, phone, glasses, must-have document? Grrrrr!
Why: Why did I omit essential details or neglect to ask crucial questions during an important meeting? Groan!
What: What did my friend tell me? I forgot to concentrate. Oops!
How: How will I introduce my partner to the person seated next to me, at the party? I cannot recall her name. Awkward!

et cetera, et cetera, et cetera ...

Depending on the situation, Baby Boomers react to memory blunders with frustration, annoyance, mortification, and/or alarm. The best reactions happen when we commiserate with fellow boomers and find humor in shared tales of muddled memory.
Laugh, laugh, and laugh some more.

On the other hand, there are circumstances that cause boomers to let rip a string of nasty, down-and-dirty zingers. 
Haven't we all been there?

NOTE
This post references typical age-related memory lapses. It is beyond the scope of Baby Boomer Memos to address dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

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Boomers explain (excuse) memory lapses ...

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
BLOG #10
DO AGING BABY BOOMERS WANT LIFE DO-OVERS?

Baby Boomers have been told that Life Reviews are part of aging. What we have not been told is where to find magic rewind buttons and enchanted wands to re-do/erase portions of our pasts.

Boomers are traveling the hills and valleys of our memory highways and reviewing where we've been, what we've done, and who has accompanied us along the way - often groaning:
'If only I ...'
'Why did I ...'
'What was I thinking when ...'
et cetera, et cetera, et cetera ...

The simple answer: When we were younger, most Baby Boomers did not envision how our choices would impact us decades later. (A hearty round of applause to those who did.)

NOTE
The good news: Life-lessons learned from foolish mistakes, missed opportunities, and negative experiences supposedly bring aging boomers the gift of wisdom. Has yours arrived yet?

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Are Boomers Too Old For Romance ...

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