It’s time to say goodbye to another year and decade and welcome the new 20s. I’m hoping 2020 will be the start of a roaring and fabulous good time for all. Many of our Baby Boomer bloggers are thinking about it too as you’ll see in their blog posts below.
The Roaring 20s a century later
The 1920s have always fascinated me to the point I wouldn’t be surprised if I had a past life as a flapper. It was a time of tremendous wealth and excess, as in The Great Gatsby, but there was also an influx of poor and struggling immigrants. Sound familiar?
Both of my parents were born in the early 1920s. Most of the family arrived in America in the 1880s from parts of Poland, which was then Russia, and Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia.
My Mother’s father left Ukraine’s Donbas region in 1908 before the Russian Revolution and worked as a coal miner in the U.S. only to be lured back by propaganda in 1938 and never heard from again. We can only guess what happened to him during the time of Stalin.
There are similarities between the 1920s and 2020 like big wealth vs the rest of us, refugees escaping violence and Russian influence. The world works in cycles. It’s kind of weird that way.
You can read more about my family history here.
Our Best of Boomer Bloggers get ready for the New Year
Read our Best of Baby Boomer blogger’s thoughts on the new Roaring 20s and other topics on their minds.
Missing a Parent
Thoughts are running deep this month for Carol Cassara, who shares feelings about her mother’s role as a 1950s housewife, family dysfunction, and writing in “How the Death of My Mom Taught Me Lessons of a Lifetime.”
What if it had happened differently?
Sometimes an event happens that stops you in your tracks. It shakes and scares you, but gives a new perspective. This happened to Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles the day after New Year’s last year.
Fasten your seat belts as we revolve around the sun again
This week Tom at Sightings Over Sixty finds an interesting group of international people in an unlikely setting. Then he steps outside and in The Sun Sets on 2019 says goodbye to the year, and the decade. Each one seems to go by faster and faster, he decides, which makes him wonder: Is that the theory of relativity?
Winter safety tips
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, offers information for keeping warm safely this winter. Among the tips are don’t use a generator inside your home, keep space heaters away from flammable items, and don’t try to clear snow from a snow blower’s discharge chute with your hands.
Looking back at the past 365 days
It is the end of the year, a time for reflection. Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting took some time this week to revisit the past year’s events, in her life and what was going on in the world. In this spirit, she reviewed the past year in this week’s post, My 2019 Year Rehashed.
Don’t forget to set new goals!
Over on Unfold and Begin, Jennifer is continuing her series on goal planning for 2020. This latest installment, How to Plan a Date for It, looks at how you take your goals and break them down into your calendar or date book.
We hope you have a Happy and SAFE New Year and a roaring and fun 20s decade!