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Blooming Boomers' Beacon, Issue #016 - Love month
February 01, 2020

Love - express and embrace it!

When Hal David and Burt Bacharach wrote “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in 1965, they expressed a welcome and much-needed sentiment.

We were in the midst of the Vietnam War and there was much uproar and divisiveness in the country, not to mention a load of hatred and venom.

The song was first recorded and made popular by Jackie DeShannon and later re-recorded by many other artists. But the sentiment remains the same.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love, no not just for some but for everyone.

Amen to that.

Here we are in the love month.

Let’s see if we can’t muster up some love for others (including those we disagree with) and spread it instead of fear and hatred.

The world would certainly be a better place!

Ideas to explore

Adventurous Boomers. “Grace and Frankie” continues to delight audiences and give us great hope in Season 6. You’ll probably want to binge watch the entire season. Tune in.

To eat or not to eat. The jury is still out on whether you should be eating wheat or not. It really just depends on what your body tells you. Wheat, anyone?

Your happy place. If you’re one of the lucky Boomers who get to really retire AND choose where that will be, take a look at what the experts say. Best retirement cities.

News of interest

Speaking of retirement. After 50 years, some Boomers are actually returning to Vietnam to retire. Who would have ever thought that would happen? Bound for Vietnam.

Help or hurt? Baby Boomers take a look at how social media is impacting their lives. And most seem to agree that it’s improving their lives. Social media.

Cup of tea? Research shows that tea is good for you. Habitual tea drinkers have lower risks of heart disease and can expect to live longer. Drink up.

Celebrity Boomers milestones

Model Christie Brinkley turns 66 on Feb. 2.

Actress Morgan Fairchild turns 70 on Feb. 3.

Former Vice President Dan Quayle turns 73 on Feb. 4

Singer/songwriter Alice Cooper (Vincent Damon Furnier) turns 72 on Feb. 4

Actress Laura Linney turns 56 on Feb. 5.

Singer/songwriter Garth Brooks turns 58 on Feb. 7

Actor James Spader turns 60 on Feb. 7.

Actress Mary Steenburgen turns 67 on Feb. 8.

Actress Mia Farrow turns 75 on Feb. 9.

Commentator Glenn Beck turns 56 on Feb. 10.

Comedian Arsenio Hall turns 64 on Feb. 12.

Actress Jane Seymour turns 69 on Feb. 15.

Musician/actor Ice-T (Tracy Lauren Marrow) turns 62 on Feb. 16.

Basketball star Michael Jordan turns 57 on Feb. 17.

Actor John Travolta turns 66 on Feb. 18.

Actress Cybill Shepherd turns 70 on Feb. 18.

TV host Vanna White turns 63 on Feb. 18.

Heiress Patty Hearst turns 66 on Feb. 20.

Actor William Baldwin turns 57 on Feb. 21.

Actress Tyne Daly turns 74 on Feb. 21.

Singer/songwriter Michael Bolton turns 67 on Feb. 26.

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