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		Table Of Contents 

		1. Websites of Interest

		2. Oldies Music 

		3. Tips For Boomers 

		4. Retirement Home 

		5. Boomer of The Month 

        		6. In Memorium

        		7. Subscription 

		8.  Unsubscription




We have to go all the way to Austrailia to find a site dedicated to Chubby Checker. It's a good one, too:

Any suffering Frankophiles reading this? Here's the best page I could track down on this dreaded affliction:

Trivia Question: Who used to 'Pluck his Magic Twanger'? It's a long download, but the answer is here:

Compiled By: Chuck Nyren, Suite 101 -- Winner of 7 Canadian Internet Awards

Fiction in: Pogonip:

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The Yarbird Reader:

SECTION 2: Oldies Music

      Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) has an outstanding series on oldies  
      music that it first aired last year on Public Television network.  
      The series is called ROCK & ROLL and features classic rock, soul, 
      funk, punk, reggae, rap, techno, house and much, much more.

      "ROCK & ROLL explores the musical styles, influences and complex 
      creative processes that have allowed rock to endure, from its 
      renegade beginnings in the 1950s to the 1990s. From performers to 
      producers, songwriters to studio engineers, session musicians to 
      disc jockeys, ROCK & ROLL is an extensively researched and revealing
      history built on stories from and about the innovators who defined 
      the music that has rocked the nation and the world for 40 years.
      Liev Schreiber narrates." - PBS

      There is a book accompanying the series and it is for sale at $40.  
      Call 1-800-255-9424.
      P.O.Box 2284,
      South Burlington, VT. 

      Call your local public television station for broadcast schedule 
      date and time. 

      To find out more details above the series go to:
      and search for Rock & Roll.

      By - Jeri Maier


     By Mike Ballah

     Sometimes it takes letting go of things to save them. Yet letting go 
     is one of the most difficult jobs we face in midlife. These are years 
     when we must physically and emotionally turn loose of some of our 
     dearest possessions . . .

     • like a child going off to college or entering marriage. 
     • like a job or career to which we cannot return. 
     • like a loved one lost to death or divorce. 
     • or like a physical ability lost with age.

     I still remember the August weekend my wife and I drove our eldest 
     daughter some 800 miles from home to attend college. There were plenty 
     of tears on the return trip. Letting go is not easy. I struggle with it 
     as you do. I cannot offer you a way to make it painless, but I can offer
     a few principles that have helped me endure it.

     Allow yourself to grieve.

     Sometimes friends respond to our losses with well-meaning but unhelpful 
     advice.  "Cheer up," they say; "it could be worse." Or "just don't think 
     about it." But it trivializes our losses to just not think about them. 
     My wife and my tears were an expression of the love we felt for our 
     first-born. We needed to shed them. Grief is an important first-step in 
     letting go.

     Consider the alternative.

     Along with letting yourself grieve, it helps to realize that the 
     alternative to letting go is not to keep what your are afraid of losing. 
     Holding on will not restore your loss; it will only hurt both you and 

     Part of me would like to keep my children always young and dependent on 
     me, but the first I cannot do, and the second I dare not do. My daughter 
     needed a self-confidence that only could come with her independence. To 
     deny her this ultimately would hurt both of us.

     Discover new rewards.
     It helps me to grieve and to know there is no good alternative to 
     letting go, and it helps to know there is also reward in such sacrifice.
     For letting go leads not only to loss but gain.

     Recently I had dinner with my daughter, now a graduate student in the 
     far-away college town she calls home. She ordered; she paid; and I 
     experienced a whole new sensation.

     While I lost my little girl who lived at home and always depended on her 
     daddy, I gained a beautiful and self-confident young lady who can make her
     own way in the world.
     I also gained a new adult friend.

     Similarly, lost jobs, abilities and friends invariably lead to the discovery 
     of new ones--that is, if you let go, physically and emotionally. For holding 
     on too tightly to things already lost will not bring them back. Rather, it 
     will blind you to new gifts and pleasures yet unnoticed. 

     Do you need to let go? Do it. Then look around. You may be staring at some 
     of life's best gifts yet.
For more information on this subject try: The Midlife's Moments. by Mike Bellah - Midlife's Moments Web Site. Write to Mike at


It is not too early to think and plan for retirement and retirement home. What do you have in mind when you think about retirement and the type of lifestyle you want when you retire? A recent survey of retirees conducted by a leading building magazine showed 60% of buyers were looking to move to a different town. Only 15% wanted to remain in their current neighborhood. 38% were looking into rural areas. A much smaller group are looking for home in the suburbs or outlying suburbs. Reasons for retirees considering a move were the current location of their present home and the maintenance involved. We will feature an in-depth analysis and article about retirement home in the future issue. It's Tax time in April but do not wait until last minute to prepare for this yearly ritual. Get a tax form from this web site if you need one:


    Congratulations to : Chuck Nyren

    He's been described as a media dropout, or in media-denial because he said he never turn on 
    TV and doesn't think much of movies any more ... so much for psychobabble!

    Check out Boomer Of the Month at:

SECTION 6: IN MEMORIUM - Sonny Bono's Orbituary


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