September 27, 2020
Ask locals around my town what the best season of the year is, and overwhelmingly the answer is September. This year there are more folks around than usual, but most vacationers have returned home. Delightful weather lingers, sunny, bright and beautiful, some days warm enough for a dip in the ocean. No wait for a table at favorite restaurants, and although folks still flock to the boardwalk, I no longer fear being too close in this era of social distancing. I avoided the boardwalk weekends and many days throughout the summer, wary of too many people walking, biking, hanging around, and families hauling gear to the beach, oblivious as bikers swerved to avoid hitting them.
Nowadays my fellow boomers stay close to home, but we are still interested and involved in the world around us.
September 21st was the International Day of Peace. In her most recent post, Jennifer of Unfold and Begin, shares the history of this day as well as links to activities and a fun look at how and why the Peace symbol was originally created.
Carol Cassara took time this week to reflect on life. Back in her home town shepherding a small second home to completion, Carol Cassara has heard many in her age group talking about their various infirmities. She wonders if it’s possible to change the lens on how we view these things in her post “Is everything that happens part of the dance?” at A Healing Spirit.
And while on the topic of health-related issues…
It happened to Tom, at Sightings Over Sixty, about three weeks ago. He was on the golf course. It had rained the day before, but now the sun was shining and temperatures were in the near-perfect high 70s. About an hour into the round . . . . To find out what did happen, head over to After the Fall. — and get a public service reminder as a bonus.
Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles tells us about her frustrations with another health-related issue.
It can be as easy as lying down. Other times, it’s like trying to get into the most exclusive nightclub. Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants, & Scribbles sometimes waits for hours, till finally she’s allowed past those red, velvet ropes. She gets into Sleep Club. Does slumber become more complicated in our later years? For Laurie, sleep problems now fall into three categories…
Spending lots of time online, quarantined folks are prey to scams populating the internet. Consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission on the coronavirus have grown to more than 200,000, with a total of more than $140 million in fraud losses, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal financial journalist reports. The top complaint categories are online shopping, travel, credit cards, banks and lenders, and credit bureaus.
On the lighter, brighter side of life…
How is your love life lately? Can you imagine dating during the pandemic? Rebecca Olkowski, with BabyBoomster.com reviews the book “A Movie Lover’s Search for Romance.” She also interviews 60-year old author Joanna Charnas who began her dating journey at age 45.
Everyone enjoy a good week as we usher in the month of October.
The end of the summer is not the end of the world. Here’s to October…A.A. Milne