It’s Memorial Day Weekend, usually, the time we honor fallen heroes, have picnics, BBQs, and large gatherings. But this year is different. At the time of this writing we have 100,000 people lost to COVID-19, many of us are still locked down, with businesses and venues just beginning to open up again.
The world is in a state of change, whether it’s the future of travel, how we work and play, and our finances. The Best of Baby Boomer bloggers have a lot to say about these topics because that’s what everyone is talking about these days. Please enjoy, comment, and share the posts that resonate with you.
Will the world ever be normal again?
Some change is forced on us, but sometimes, when that happens, it’s also a time of reckoning, Carol at AHealingSpirit.org points out. And an opportunity to make choices that fashion our world in a new, even more positive way, she suggests, in How We Can Make Our New World Even More Beautiful Than the Old.
Celebrations and events put on hold or adapted to current restrictions
Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles and her husband Randy didn’t expect to have their 40th wedding anniversary during a pandemic. But they’re adjusting. Instead of a splashy dinner in Manhattan, they’re doing French take-out on the back porch. Perfect. Maybe the splashy dinner didn’t matter. Maybe forty years speak for themselves. Here’s what their’s has contained…
How to celebrate Memorial Day safely
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, offers her cautious suggestions on what to do on Memorial Day. Have a barbecue with the people in your household and skip going to a restaurant or to the beach.
Don’t jump into reopening whole hog – take baby steps
Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of summer activities in Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting’s beach town. The town is, however, located in New Jersey, a state still seeing increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases, although not as great as past weeks. Restrictions are easing, but life is very different from last year’s Memorial Day weekend festivities. Baer observes the activity and adds a neighborhood perk in Summer Begins and My Little Free Library Opens.
There are two sides to every story and you have to weigh the risks
Tom at Sightings Over Sixty relates that his wife is going crazy staying at home and can’t wait to get out in public and restart the economy — and also help people get back to work. In When Can We Reopen he covers the prospects for reopening and explores whether it’s more of a political issue or personal choice. He also provides a link to an authoritative site that explains how the virus works, how it spreads and how to protect ourselves when we do reopen.
Do we throw our goals and dreams out the window?
Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin loves Vision Boards. But during this current crisis, she knows that some people are wondering what becomes of your Vision Boards in the time of quarantine? Do we throw them out? Do we start over? Or do we just wait until next year and try again.
Stay well, no matter what
Above all, no one wants to catch the virus or any other disease that is debilitating. Do what you can do to stay well. Click here to find suggestions on how to boost your immunity naturally through food and your daily habits.
Enjoy the weekend, honor the fallen, and don’t get sick.