Happy Anniversary Boomer Connection!

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One year ago today I started writing Boomer Connection. For the longest time my kids pointed out I never spoke about myself, and they really wanted to know what it was like to grow up in the 50’s, and come of age in the 60’s. As I entered this leg of my journey, I realized if I was going to leave something for them and my grandchildren, I had better get it in gear, and put those memories in writing before too much more time slipped away.

Allowing myself to revisit the past, or muse over events of today, has been an exercise in laughter, tears, longing, relief, sorrow, gratitude, and so much more. Most of all it has been a profound realization that those who have been a part of the we of me, and now are gone; or those who still are in my life today, never really leave. We do not journey alone, and there is a comfort knowing those people and places I love now, and have loved from a time long ago are still with me.

The way of it is we all are connected. There is a common thread, and it is our privilege to share who we are, where we have been, and how we accomplished it with so little to go on; wishing, hoping, knowing, guessing, and putting one foot in front of the other every single day, no matter what, is how we have advanced toward our destiny. We all are different, yet so much the same. And I am thankful to write and be read by people who appreciate my words, or not. Even if someone has yelled at me in a response, I say thank you. We connected, even though my blog was jettisoned from their Reader that day. It’s all good, and the result is we move forward in authenticity as writers, and as fellow travelers on our life path.

So, I say happy anniversary to me! And thank you for sharing in my journey; I cannot think of a better companion to have along the way than you!

 

 

 

42 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary Boomer Connection!

  1. Happy blogoversary! It’s great that you’re giving so much of yourself for your friends, family, and, especially, for your kids. I so wish I would have learned more from my parents about their experiences growing up in the early part of the 20th century, but I was too busy doing my own thing, too self-absorbed. And now they’re gone and with them are the answers to all of the questions I wish I had taken the time and shown the interest to ask.

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    1. Thank you! I so appreciate your visits, and reading your blog. Today, I was so moved by Mamma Lucca’s story. Some of your posts are a one tissue read, others require more. Mamma Lucca was a several tissue read. And I loved it!

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            1. Ok I’m ready to read that post! I had just begun my senior year in high school, and followed the events there as closely as news accounts allowed. I am excited to learn from someone who actually experienced it in person.

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  2. Happy anniversary, VG. We have much in common. I’ve posted my own reminisces of the 50s and 60s for much the same reasons. Hopefully our progeny will appreciate our efforts.
    Happy future writing.

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