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Old 05-30-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Oh, and one last note: we bought a house! We happened to be down in Williamsburg and, as we usually do, checked out a few homes while we were there--and whaddaya know, we came across a place that had most of the things we wanted and seemed to be a good deal. So we bit the bullet and bought it. Wow, just when I had gotten used to putting this plan on the back burner, things changed on a dime. Funny how sometimes things happen so quickly!
You certainly used your intuition ! Congratulations! I bought my house within an hour of viewing it. You just kind of know when a place is "yours." Did you have competition?

 
Old 05-30-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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I'm watching a special series on PBS Newshours about aging care in America. Just heard Jeffrey Brown say that 10 million boomers will develop some form of dementia. Who's going to be the caregivers?
 
Old 05-30-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I'm watching a special series on PBS Newshours about aging care in America. Just heard Jeffrey Brown say that 10 million boomers will develop some form of dementia. Who's going to be the caregivers?
It just struck me why all the pop culture interest in zombies, something I have been contemplating for three or so years now.

We are the Zombies. Boomers. We are going to be left to wander the earth, alone and shunned. Hordes of us roaming aimlessly, trying to find respite, trying to find a home.
 
Old 05-30-2013, 05:37 PM
 
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It just struck me why all the pop culture interest in zombies, something I have been contemplating for three or so years now.

We are the Zombies. Boomers. We are going to be left to wander the earth, alone and shunned.
Maybe we'll bump into each other.
 
Old 05-30-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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maybe we'll bump into each other.
:d:d:d:d:d:d
 
Old 05-30-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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Zombie Experiment NYC - YouTube
 
Old 05-31-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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I woke up to this wonderful story this morning.

Retirees who choose to adopt - Video on NBCNews.com

I wonder how many retired boomers are going to do this!!! I love it.
 
Old 05-31-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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^^^^^ Well, I haven't watched the video, but for me the question is, "I wonder how many retired boomers are going to have the energy and stamina to keep with with kids of any age?" And I think the answer is not very many. That's why having the grandkids for two or three days is enough for a lot of people; the two or three days are wonderful and enjoyable whereas two or three weeks might not be. When I retired at 61 I was tired of getting up five or six days a week and getting to work on time. The thought of having to get up and make sure a child is off to school on time on such a consistent basis makes me shudder.

Not that I am criticizing those who choose to adopt. There are always some remarkable people - outliers - and I join you in saluting them. The potential rewards are great, but so are the potential heartbreaks, so it is a high-stakes gamble. But I salute the guts it takes to undertake such a gamble. Just saying not for me personally at this age.
 
Old 05-31-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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Does anyone else use Flipboard on their phone or tablet ?
 
Old 05-31-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Does anyone else use Flipboard on their phone or tablet ?
Yes, but only occasionally. I prefer News360 because I don't like all the artsy, floaty, blinky stuff that websites seem to think they need these days.
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