Baby Boomer Nostalgia: Top Five Antique Christmas Toys

Posted on December 19th, 2014 in Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

      Giving gifts during the winter solstice dates from Roman times. St. Nicholas was a third-century monk known for his generosity and as a protector of children. Fast forward to the 18th century, when his legend was spread from Europe to America by Dutch settlers who nicknamed him “Sinter Klaas,” then add aboutRead the Rest…

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Who Is This Baby Boomer Celebrity Jerk?

Posted on December 14th, 2014 in 1990s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  1998. He caused quite a stir. Pop culture celebrities are common at antiques/collectibles shows, and he did live right there in Miami. Dealers try to act calm and unimpressed. Beautiful people “dress down” at these events (like everyone), on the theory that if you appear too well-heeled, prices will be higher. This means dealersRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers See Pie in the Sky Aliens

Posted on December 10th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Before World War II, sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects were far and few between. Suddenly, the sky was filled with darting lights and mysterious who-knows-whats? Extra-terrestrials seemed to be arriving in tourist droves. Why a flying saucer? Did Hollywood create that pop culture image in the early baby boomer era? No, it was an airborneRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History: Bad Boys & Good Music

Posted on December 6th, 2014 in Celebrities,Crime,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.” ~Anatole France, poet “Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes “A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decideRead the Rest…

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Calorie Kings: Baby Boomers Beware – That Old Metabolism Ain’t What It Used To Be

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

Warning: Just Reading This Will Cause Weight Gain.   If you visited the North Carolina State Fair in the last few years, there was a new delectable on the official menu: the Krispy Kream Hamburger, consisting of a 1/2-pound beef patty with cheese and bacon between 2 glazed donuts. OMG. This culinary monster has beenRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Surf Culture: ♫ Two Girls For Every Boy ♫

Posted on November 28th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Movies,Music by Terry Hamburg

  ♫ They never roll the streets up ’cause there’s always something goin’ (Surf City, here we come) You know they’re either out surfin’ or they got a party growin’ (Surf City, here we come) Well, with two swingin’ honeys for every guy All you got to do is wink your eye Ya, we’re goin’Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Back To The Future Thanksgiving

Posted on November 24th, 2014 in Collectibles by Terry Hamburg

Boomers who are setting a table for Thanksgiving can look to Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel, antiques and collectible gurus, as inspiration. Their plates, glassware, and serving pieces reflect their different collecting styles (and ages) — and here are their choices: Terry’s table is traditional. It starts with blue and white porcelain plates in theRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

History never looks like history when you are living through it. ~John W. Gardner, educator History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided. ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman If you think you have it tough, read history books. ~Bill Maher, comedian 2011: An investigation into the drowning death of American actress NatalieRead the Rest…

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What Baby Boomers Are Collecting

Posted on November 15th, 2014 in Collectibles by Terry Hamburg

Kovels.com Top 20 Antiques and Collectibles Searches for October 2014 Kovels’ Top 20 list of antiques and collectibles is based on the results of hundreds of thousands of searches that took place on Kovels.com. During October 2014, collectors were searching for prices of:   1) Fenton 2) Coca-Cola 3) Occupied Japan 4) Stoves 5) McCoyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Batman?

Posted on November 8th, 2014 in 1960s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

It’s a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I think I should have turned Batman down. That baby boomer television hit catapulted me to fame and fortune, but Holy Typecast! I was stuck there the rest of my Hollywood life. Believe it or not, I had a career before Batman. I was in The Philadelphians withRead the Rest…

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