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Welcome boomers to the baby boomers networking forum. You members of generations X, Y and Z, the alphabet soup group, are welcome also. A lot of you “soupsters” may think of boomers as over-the-hill old coots or cougars. Well, au contraire, countless numbers of us are youthful, energetic, effectual boomers and darned proud of it. While some among us are required to walk with a cane or depend on a wheel chair for mobility, many boomers are viable candidates for the Senior Olympics, and don’t you forget it!

Even in our golden years, we are just as energetic, optimistic and enthusiastic about life as you youngsters are. We reject the attitude that sixty IS sixty in favor of the more optimistic theory that sixty is the new fifty and each decade ahead of fifty is 10 years younger than the actual chronological age.  Call us idealists.  Call us dreamers, but just don’t call us antiques, because we aren’t buying it.  We are boomers and proud of it. Follow us on this site as we enlighten you about the freedom, the wisdom, and the charm of life on this side of the hill.

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Reflections . . . On the music of our generation.

The Way We Were is an enchanting song and so beautifully sang by Barbra Streisand. Others like Gladys Knight have also performed it well. The first time that I heard it was on the soundtrack of the movie of the same title, Streisand co-starred in the movie with Robert Redford.

Such songs with haunting catchwords like “memories” is one reason that many of us replay favorite tunes in our minds for years past that special occasion linked to the adored song, and we relinquish those memories only when age or circumstance demands it. The Way We Were was the sweet companion for many boomers as we tiptoed across the threshold of time toward maturity and adulthood, and then began contemplating what we would be when we grew up. “Could it be that it was oh so simple then or has time rewritten every line? If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we, could we?” The captivating tune missed the sixties decade by a few years, as it skated up the Billboard chart in 1974. Nevertheless, it will forever be one of my all time favorites. There are some songs so moving that they touch your very soul. TWEW is one of them.

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Hello World!

Welcome boomers to the baby boomers networking forum. You members of generations X, Y and Z, the alphabet soup group, are welcome also. A lot of you “soupsters” may think of boomers as over-the-hill old coots or cougars. Well, au contraire, countless numbers of us are youthful, energetic, effectual boomers and darned proud of it. While some among us are required to walk with a cane or depend on a wheel chair for mobility, many boomers are viable candidates for the Senior Olympics, and don’t you forget it!

Even in our golden years, we are just as energetic, optimistic and enthusiastic about life as you youngsters are. We reject the attitude that sixty IS sixty in favor of the more optimistic theory that sixty is the new fifty and each decade ahead of fifty is 10 years younger than the actual chronological age.  Call us idealists.  Call us dreamers, but just don’t call us antiques, because we aren’t buying it.  We are boomers and proud of it. Follow us on this site as we enlighten you about the freedom, the wisdom, and the charm of life on this side of the hill.

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Welcome to Bboomersnet.com.  I am a freelance writer and Editor-in-Chief of two blogs – www.Bboomersnet.com  and www.Potpourri101.com . Creative writing is my passion and I love the job!  Over the years, my works have been published in The Washington Post, The Washington Afro-American newspaper, the Political News Round-Up (a corporate newsletter), and for three years I was a regular contributor to The Metro Chronicle (The newspaper ceased publication in the mid-1990s.). In addition, I have been editor of the FGC Cooperative Newsletter since 1989. I also regularly write a humorous column titled Grandma’s Rocker; under the pseudonym Gee Gee, on the WeatherAdvance website.

This proud baby boomer and Piscean is a positive realistic with a healthy dose of idealism. The 1960s and 70s were my favorite decades and I believe that there are other nostalgic souls out there who enjoy reminiscing and celebrating those years.

BboomersNet.com was born of the desire to have a communal place for Baby Boomers to meet, greet, network, and discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly days of our youthful generation. Or, if we want to adhere to the premise that back in the day we were considered to be unconventional thinkers, then we can fast forward and share information relevant to what is happening now.

When members of our generation were civil rights activists, revolutionaries, free spirits, hippies, yippies, and peaceniks, Hair wasn’t just a group that sang The Age of Aquarius; hair was the mane on our heads validating our perception of who we were. We danced while listening to Peter, Paul and Mary sing about answers blowing in the wind, and wondered if Gil Scott Heron would be on target when he declared that the revolution would not be televised. Was there an accidental parallel in the era of our youth and the period opening Charles Dickens’s novel, A Tale of Two Cities? “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . .” Undeniably, for us old school folk — It was our time.

Thanks for reading me.
Loretta Parker-Brown

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