Baby Boomer Gold Mine

Posted on September 16th, 2013 in 1970s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  In the 1950s, a “garage sale” meant someone was selling a garage. Twenty years later, it assumed a new reality. Poised like disciplined infantry, baby boomer weekend warriors were set to descend and vanquish. Today, the garage sale is a shadow of its wild, heart-pounding heyday in the 1970s and 80s. Then, it wasRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity Name Game

Posted on September 12th, 2013 in 1950s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  I wasn’t the greatest baby boomer autograph collector of the 1950s, but I had an impressive portfolio. I specialized in television celebrities and baseball players. My family bonded around the TV. I’d write the personality and request a signed picture. Each was “my favorite star” or “the greatest talent on earth,” and “please sign yourRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on September 9th, 2013 in Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History:gossip well told.”  ~Elbert Hubbard, philsopher “Political history is far too criminal and pathological to be a fit subject of study for the young.  Children should acquire their heroes and villains from fiction.”  ~W.H. Auden, poet “If you think you have it tough, read history books.” ~Bill Maher, comedian 1990: Pete Rose begins 5 monthRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Romance: Are We Old Fogies?

Posted on September 7th, 2013 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Which are the most romantic cities in America? According to a major study from Sperling’s Best Places, here are #1 and #2 for baby boomers (classified as midlife, 45-60): “Sweetheart, I’m in such an amorous mood right now. Let’s take a second honeymoon. How about Pittsburgh?” “I’m feeling the love too, darling, but why notRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Flip Wilson?

Posted on September 3rd, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,Black History & Personalities,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

      What the heck did happen? One day, I’m the hottest comedian on television. There’s hardly a baby boomer or their parents who don’t watch and laugh their heads off. Five years later—oblivion. I was even kicked out of my own “Church of What’s Happenin’ Now.” The Flip Wilson Show was me, noRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity Quotes: Words of Wisdom on Love and…

Posted on August 28th, 2013 in Celebrities,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

From Hollywood femme fatales: “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” ~ Katherine Hepburn “The average Hollywood film star’s ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a FrenchRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 25th, 2013 in Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”  ~Pearl Buck, writer   “History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.”  ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman   “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”  ~Anonymous   2012: Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person on the Moon, diesRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Mind Games To Trick You Skinny

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

    Attention, pasta lovers! A study at an Italian restaurant suggests that using a large fork will cause you to eat less. We all know that portions have been growing larger over the years. Baby boomers made “Super-size Me” and “All You Can Eat” national mantras. In the 1936 edition of Joy of Cooking,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 21st, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  My early life was hard as a rock. Most baby boomers never experienced anything like it. I was dirt poor and dropped out of school in the 6th grade. I knocked around the country for years doing anything to survive, from cowboy to carpenter. Yes, I was a hobo. It wasn’t such a dirtyRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 17th, 2013 in Movies,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“It is a great pity that every human being does not, at an early stage of his life, have to write a historical work. He would then realize that the human race is in quite a jam about truth.”  ~Rebecca West, novelist “History does not unfold: it piles up.”  ~Robert M. Adams, philosopher 2008: MichaelRead the Rest…

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