JUNE 1999 ISSUE
Table of Contents:
- A word from the Editor,
- Mental Stress
- Peter, Paul & Mary!
- Banned Music 1970s
- History of the Chicago Bears
- Did you know that?
- Ways to get people to like you
SECTION EIGHT :
- Boomer of the Month -
William J. Patchell
- SITE of the Month -
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SECTION ONE - FROM THE EDITOR!
Had you told me two months ago that I'd be the
editor of Baby Boomers International,
I'd have looked at you as if you had gone
completely raging mad. But, hopefully I've
learned to relax some after reading the article
about mental stress that I found on the
Internet. As far as that goes, perhaps I should
be walking a little bit more and eating
just a little bit less? We'll see.
Lately, when I've been listening to the radio,
I pay particular interest to older songs.
I guess that is showing my age but I love older
music. Remember the group, Peter, Paul & Mary?
They still sound the same as they did many years
ago. And, talking about listening to the radio
and songs and such, I think you will find the
article about banned music of the 1970s fairly
Surfing the net the other day, I came across
some information about the Chicago Bears.
It's short, I admit, but it's fine reading.
Oh, so you are more the poetic type you say?
Then, Dr. Christopher Cory's poem will delight
you. Dr. Cory makes us remember John F. Kennedy.
In this newsletter, I have written 20 easy and
practical ways to make people like you.
If you can't do any of the 20 suggested ideas,
crawl back into your dark room.
Our special Boomer-of-the-Month is William J. Patchell
who is also a Founder of Boomers International Club.
You will see from his profile that he doesn't just
sit around waiting for the grass to grow.
Now, sit back and enjoy this issue of Boomers
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SECTION TWO: MENTAL STRESS
Most people assume that only physical influences
(such as shovelling too much snow on a winter morning)
can cause the stress which leads to heart attacks.
But did you know that most heart attacks occur while
you're sleeping? It turns out that mental stress has
a much more important role to play than physical
What is mental stress?
Mental stress is hard to define, but it can be
understood as a "stonewall worry," that is, the state
of your mind when it is confronted by a problem that
seems to have no ready solution. Mental stress has much
the same affect on your blood vessels as physical stress
does -- it causes the arteries to contract or dilate,
often with surprising swiftness. (A blush is the almost
instantaneous dilation of blood vessels of the face.)
That's why heart attacks so often happen when you're
sleeping -- the mental stress of the emotions
experienced in your dreams cause the coronary arteries
to go into spasm. The spasm caused by mental stress can
be so strong that it crunches the cholesterol plaque,
breaking it open and allowing the formation of
dangerous blood clots.
Mental stress can be a chronic condition; your blood
vessels can be affected for long periods of time. For
that reason, and because mental stress is not readily
observed, the cumulative affect on your arteries can
be very dangerous. Mental stress becomes the secret
trigger of the red bullet -- the fatal blood clot that
leads to stroke or heart attack.
SECTION THREE: PETER, PAUL & MARY
PETER, PAUL & MARY
It was 38 years ago this year when three folk
singers combined talents and made their debut
at Greenwich Village's Bitter End coffee house.
What began there has grown into a legacy, shared
by people all over the world who are now on a
first name basis with Peter, Paul & Mary. Their
legacy is musical, of course, thanks to such
timeless recordings as "Blowin' In The Wind,"
"If I Had A Hammer" and "Puff, The Magic Dragon."
But the trio's commitment to the struggles for
social justice also lies at the heart of their
story, and that commitment is as strong today
SECTION FOUR: A BRIEF HISTORY OF BANNED MUSIC 1970s
A BRIEF HISTORY OF BANNED MUSIC 1970s
Following the death of four college students following
protests at Kent State University, Ohio Governor James
Rhodes ordered radio stations to ban the song "Ohio" by
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - fearing further violence.
The plan backfired. Sales of the song in Ohio were very
strong and no further violence was reported.
President Richard Nixon tells radio broadcasters that
rock music lyrics should be screened for content. He
further suggests that any music containing drug
references be banned outright.
Officials in Illinois release a list of popular music that
contains drug references. The list includes the popular
children's song "Puff The Magic Dragon" and The Beatles'
While Curtis Mayfield is lip-synching a performance of
his hit "Pusherman" for television's Soul Train, he learns
that the show's producers have edited the song to
delete drug references.
Florida Baptist minister Rev. Charles Boykin leads a
record burning in Tallahassee. He calls rock and roll the
Following a series of arrests and incidents in the U.K.,
the Sex Pistols have trouble obtaining work permits to
tour in the United States, because officials thought the
band's music lacked artistic value. The group was
eventually allowed to briefly tour the U.S.
SECTION FIVE: A HISTORY OF THE CHICAGO BEARS
A HISTORY OF THE CHICAGO BEARS
In 1920, the first year of American Pro Football
Association play, A. E. Staley, owner of the
A. E. Staley Manufacturing Company in Decatur,
Illinois, hired 25-year-old George Halas to work
in the plant, play baseball, and organize a football
team. On October 3, 1920, the Decatur Staleys played
their first game at Staley Field, a 20-0 victory over
the Moline Tractors. Halfback Ed (Dutch) Sternaman
scored all three touchdowns.
The final game of the season against the Akron Pros,
who defeated the Staleys in their first meeting,
determined which would have the best winning percentage,
and the APFA Championship. A 0-0 tie left Akron with
that first championship.
Each Staley player received $1,900 for one season's
play. Two other APFA teams, the Cardinals and Tigers,
played in Chicago that first and only year that the
team soon to be known as the Bears played in Decatur.
The Staleys moved to Chicago and became the Bears,
and the NFL's oldest team has become one of its most
successful and well-known.
SECTION SIX: DID YOU KNOW THAT?
DID YOU KNOW THAT?
Carol Burnett turned 67 years old on April 26, 1999.
In 1965, Carol Burnett was on "Get Smart" playing
"Ozark Annie" in episode: "One of Our Olives is Missing".
Barbra Streisand is 5'5" in height and has the
nickname of Babs.
Writer Agatha Christie's real name was
Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller.
Disappeared for several days in 1926.
Disappearance remains unexplained.
Her books have sold more than 100 million copies.
On Bette Davis's tombstone is written,
"She did it the hard way".
Bette Davis was 5'2" in height.
John Wayne's appearance on "Laugh-In" in 1979
(the year he died) showed he had a sense of humour
by his agreeing to appear in a pink fluffy bunny suit.
John Wayne appeared in nearly 250 movies.
Celine Dion has 14 brothers and sisters,
she being the youngest.
Rock Hudson's real name was Roy Harold Scherer Jr.,
and if he were still alive, he would turn 75 years
old on November 17, 1999.
Doris Day is a vegetarian, and was one of
Rock Hudson's dearest friends.
SECTION SEVEN: WAYS TO GET PEOPLE TO LIKE YOU
WAYS TO GET PEOPLE TO LIKE YOU
Here are some ways to get people to like you.
You must be sincere, however:
1. Let people have their own opinion.
2. Smile a lot.
3. Don't give advice.
4. Don't lend money.
5. Tell the person what you like about them, not what you don't like.
6. Be sincerely interested in what they are saying.
7. Let everyone how their own dreams.
8. Don't find faults in other people. You have enough of your own already.
9. Don't gossip. Ever.
10. Don't be jealous of other people. You are who you are. Get over it!
11. Make people happy.
12. Don't think you're "all that" because you're not.
13. Don't hurt people's feelings.
14. Help a new, different person every day.
15. Strive to be happy. It's like a magnet.
16. Try to go on the chat room for a whole week without writing the word "I".
17. Use the words "thank you" at least twenty times a day. Write them down!
18. Give something away to someone who'd appreciate it.
19. Stop complaining.
20. See the good in people.
Written by Barry Wood
SECTION EIGHT: BOOMERS OF THE MONTH
Boomer Of The Month
WILLIAM J. PATCHELL
Congratulations to William Patchell on his being
picked as Boomer-of-the-Month.
William J. Patchell is also a co-founder of Boomers
International. He can be seen nightly in the Boomers
chat room and everyone knows him as simply "Bill".
Bill doesn't chat a lot but don't let that fool you
- he's one smart cookie!
What does Jeri "Boomersint" say about Mr. Patchell's
involvement with Boomers International? "Bill is a
real gentleman and he is very supportive of Boomer
International Club. He is devoted Host and has been
in the chat room nightly for over five months!
I really appreciate the interest Bill has shown!"
Bill was born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1948.
He had been very active in scouting. Now, Bill enjoys
golf, billiard, tennis, and sailing. He also loves to
travel and he has been to Hong Kong, Tahiti, Hawaii,
Copenhagen, Germany, France, England, Netherlands,
Bill has had some great accomplishments in his life
and his latest is being elected the newest President
of the Lions International Local Fairfield, CT Club.
He works in the financial world. Married for 26 years,
Bill lives in Norwalk, Connecticut. He has no kids, and no pets.
Once again, and congratulations for being chosen Boomer-of-the-Month, Bill!
Please join me in thanking Bill for all the interest
he shows in Baby Boomers International!
SITE Of The Month
Shelby Riggs -
100 original (50's & 60's)
photographs, biographies, full
length songs in real audio, and
Also World's Largest Rock & Roll
Concert in the History of Music.
Site Of Interest
The Top 400 People & Events of the Past 50 Years,
The 100 Greatest Moments In Rock :
SECTION NINE: LETTER FROM HEAVEN
We are pleased to published this poem written by
Dr. Christopher Cory for the late John F. Kennedy,
on March 13, 1969. Thank you for sharing it with us,
A LETTER FROM HEAVEN
by Dr. Christopher Cory
Sorry I had to leave right away
I look down and smile at you every day
Little Patrick says to say "Hi"
I love you, I happy, so please don't cry.
And Caroline, I'd like to say,
How proud daddy was of you that day
When you stood like a lady and watched me go by,
And doing as mommy, you tried not to cry.
Little John John, now you're the big man,
Take care of mommy the best you can.
You were just like a soldier----
That salute was so brave,
Thanks for the flag that you put on my grave.
And Jackie, I had no time for goodbyes,
But I'm sure you could read the "Farewell"
In my eyes.
Watch over our children and love them for me,
I'll treasure your love through eternity.
So please carry on as you did before
'Till all of us meet on heaven's bright shore.
Remember I love you, remember I care,
I'll always be with you
Though you don't see me there.
Dr. Christopher Cory
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