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Blooming Boomers' Beacon, Issue #017 - Spring forward
March 01, 2020

Spring forward and farewell

It's that time of year when we have to spring forward an hour to adjust to Daylight Saving Time. Next Sunday, March 8, is the day. Don't forget!

Before you go to bed on March 7, set your clocks for an hour later than it is. Otherwise, you'll be late for everything you plan to do on Sunday.

Yes, unfortunately, you will lose an hour. But don't worry, you'll get it back in November.

While you're in forward-thinking mode, give a shout-out to all the awesome women in your life. March 8 is International Women's Day - a day to celebrate, cherish and champion equality for women of the world.

But don't stop at one day. True equality is a lifetime challenge that requires our full attention and energy ALL day EVERY day. It's a cause worth pursuing.

Speaking of springing forward, it's time to say good-bye!

I have sprung into a new adventure in life and no longer have the time to put this newsletter together. As of this week, I'm the new house director of a sorority house at the University of Georgia.

While it's a huge responsibility, it's also exciting. If the young women I'm meeting and hanging out with here are any indication, equality is just around the corner.

So, Boomers, the future looks bright. Our daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters are foraging ahead.

Keep the faith! It's been fun, and I wish you the best.

Jane Self, the Blooming Boomers' Beacon creator

News of interest

It’s nutty. A handful of nuts every day does wonders for your health. Try it and see what happens. Nuts.

Forget the remedies. Longest study on aging says the best way to address the inevitable is to get up and walk. Forget that anti-aging stuff. Don’t buy it.

Something to smile about. Dental health problems for Boomers need to be addressed. Ignoring them could be hazardous to your health. Oral hygiene.

Celebrity Boomers milestones

Actor/filmmaker Ron Howard turns 66 on March 1.

Actress/singer Liza Minnelli turns 74 on March 12.

Singer/songwriter James Taylor turns 72 on March 12.

Actress Glenn Close turns 73 on March 19.

Actor Bruce Willis turns 65 on March 19.

Actor William Hurt turns 70 on March 20.

Singer/songwriter Steven Tyler turns 72 on March 26.

Singer/songwriter Reba McEntire turns 65 on March 28.

Former Vice President Al Gore turns 72 on March 31.

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