Nostalgia

Thinking about the past is fun, but, did you know that nostalgia is also good for your brain? Find out what neuroscientists, have to say about nostalgia. Let's think about the past together!

7 years ago

What Was Your Favorite 1960s Candy? I Loved Dip Dabs!

It’s amazing to think that, in 1960, you could still buy a premium candy bar for $0.05. Of course, people made less back then too, so, it wasn’t like we were rolling around in candy as kids and teenagers. But, there were still plenty of options! Read More

7 years ago

Following My Mother’s Funeral Hearse Back Through History

My mother’s last journey on earth was in the fall of 2014 as her casket was carried from the Presbyterian Church to the cemetery. As we drove behind the hearse through the village of Wendell, Idaho, I recognized the three-mile trip as a snapshot of her life. Read More

7 years ago

5 Reasons to Play Kick the Can and Other Outdoor Games with Your Grandkids

As a native-born Texan, my Daddy was geographically and culturally predisposed to be a storyteller.

Since everything is supposed to be bigger and better in Texas, it was sometimes hard to separate the fact from the fiction in his tales. Like the beginning of this short story about a popular game of the time he played with his brothers, sisters, and friends. Read More

7 years ago

8 Baby Boomer Websites that Celebrate Our Past and Help Us Prepare for Our Future

Baby boomers are special. Beyond being the largest and most successful generation of all time, we also grew up during a period of unprecedented change. Now, as we reach our 60s and 70s, we are also one of the most sought after demographics for companies selling everything from cruises and retirement homes to makeup and clothing. Read More

7 years ago

How Much Are New Memories of Old Classic Rock Worth?

Unless you’ve been living alone in a desert for the last few months, you’ve probably heard about the impressive Desert Trip concert, scheduled for this fall. It’s a 3-day mega-event in California featuring per­formances by 6 of the greatest artists or groups of the Classic Rock era – The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young, and Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd. Read More

7 years ago

A Letter to Your Younger Self – What Would You Say?

What message would you put on a postcard to your younger self? That was the fantastic question that our community member and guest blogger, Tamera Grieshaber, posted to our conversations section today. In her own words, she said: Read More

7 years ago

How Getting Organized for Retirement Sent Me Spinning Down Memory Lane

Today, I started packing up my home. The memories were playing in my head while I packed and taped the bubble-wrap. We spend so many years saving things, like little snippets of our lives…

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7 years ago

Memorable First Jobs and What We Can Learn from Them

Many women have strong memories of their first paid job. Sometimes their memories are tinged with mixed emotions – but there is no denying that first taste of freedom and a pay check combined with the sense of being truly “grown up” represents a significant milestone in a young woman’s life. Read More

7 years ago

What Have You Accomplished in Your Life? Does it Really Matter?

Do you ever stop to think about the contribution you have made to the world? Not all of us are worried about our “legacy,” but, most of us still think about how we will be remembered by our loved ones. Read More

7 years ago

What Were the Best Beatles Songs of All Time and What Did They Mean to You?

Like most women in their 60s, I was strongly influenced by the music of The Beatles. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that they were reaching mega-star status in the United States when I was a teenager. Read More