MAY 1999 ISSUE
Table of Contents:
- New Editor
- Web Site of Interest
- Getting Fit!
- Virtual Friends
- Boomer Facts
- Boomer Of The Month
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SECTION ONE - NEW EDITOR!
written by Barry Wood
I hope you enjoy this issue of Boomers International
newsletter. Be gentle with me. This is my first
newsletter as editor.
Comments? Please feel free to write. You
may get published in a future issue.
Barry Wood, Editor
All of us now and then have been in a chatroom where
we feel we are being ignored. Remember, don't expect
everyone to always open the conversation with you.
It's about the same as going to a dance. If you
sit too long in the corner, no one is going to ask
you to dance. So don't sit quietly hoping someone
else will entertain you in a chatroom, start the
conversation. Be sincere.
A Little About the Editor
Barry Wood lives in Halifax, Nova Soctia, Canada,
and enjoys writing short stories. If you are a
publisher, hehe, contact him.
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WEBSITE OF INTEREST
Before Women's Liberation there were ...
What we ate.
Son of Fish
Send a Boomer's Postcard
Compiled by Chuck Nyren
Visit my Baby Boomers site at Suite 101
The great thing about getting fit is it's
never too late to start. Fifteen to 30 minutes
of exercise, with a warm-up and cool-down, three
or four times a week, is ideal. Remember to
start out slowly, exercising for about five
to 10 minutes twice a week, and gradually build
to a higher level of activity. Choose an activity
that you'll enjoy. Brisk walking, swimming,
cross-country skiing and yoga are just a few
of the options.
Before starting your regular exercise regimen,
always check with your doctor, especially if
you have a family history of early stroke
or heart attack.
SECTION FOUR: VIRTUAL FRIENDS
A chat room full of Baby Boomers and More
Boomers chat about trivia, life, cooking, and fun
By Barry Wood
Boomers International Newsletter Editor
Just because Lion_Anthony and SUNDANCER_5
(two nicks for the same person) says he's about
to leave the chat room of Boomers International,
doesn't mean he's gone for good, "I'm going to
get my book," he types. That means we will be
playing trivia. Excellent.
Lion_Anthony is Tony, a curious 19 year old who
fits in well with us "real" baby boomers.
We call Tony our "boomlet".
Sleepinggypsy50 makes us hungry by telling us
what she is cooking. Our mouths water as she
tells us she's leaving again to "check dinner".
I am reminiscing the image of a plate of teriyaki
chicken being placed in front of me.
We turn to Bill for answers. Especially,
answers to computer questions that Tony might
ask. Darlene, Ron, Ed, Lora, and Dave (devoted
chatters*) joins the chat room most night.
(* partial list of devoted chatters:
bill_patchell BeachBoyRon, ScorpioGrl1,
Akokot, STARJM50, WoodPeckerXX, mendy60,
AnneMarie5298, Sleepinggypsy50, EdZeiser,
Forestsvilledave, Kool421, MomMangnall,
Sauljane, BDPoe, boomersint, BJV5169,
neandershort, Lion_Anthony, SUNDANCE_5,
Hvyhaul, CALBEAR4578, gonecoastal, cresncty,
Maillady, Treelady77, Cha_38, UB1112,
Fatchance_98, hvyhaul, Artie62702...)
West Coasters are mostly late night chatters.
The late chatter group is headed by Sauljane
from Oslo, Norway. Saul gets to chat room
before his breakfast each morning and it is
usually around 9:30pm PST. Cha_38 from Canada
finishs up her chores at her horse-ranch and
usually gets to chat at about the same time.
Cresncty from Real Northern Cal and Sullie_
from Santa Barbara and Mommamagnal from
Las Vegas also visit chat room during
late hour... late for the East Coasters and
These kind people have made me feel welcome.
In fact, everyone in the chat room would make
any new member feel right at home. And that
makes the Club's founder, Jeri, another faithful
chatter, happy indeed. She created Boomers
International web site in 1996, and has worked
hard in maintaining the web site and newsletter.
She has helps but "oversees everything."
Besides a hectic life, Jeri is taking courses
for her post-graduate program. Too much. The
unstoppable Jeri needs to slow down.
Jeri is short for Jieranai T. Maier. How's
that for a mouthful? Jeri is a systems
analyst, she lives and works in The San
Francisco Bay Area, California.
If you haven't been to Boomers' chat room for a
while, you may want to come back for a second look.
The welcome mat always opened.
Check us out by going to this Boomers International Club:
Boomers International Club
You need to obtain a YAHOO id to log into our member club's
chat room, message posting and to check the calendar.
Single Boomers! Check out and join Boomers Love Connection Club:
Boomers International Club Chat Room!
Chat room open daily at: 6:00pm PST,
(5:00pm PST Weekends).
SECTION FIVE: BOOMER FACTS/FLASHBACKS
1.5 million television sets in the U.S.
U.S. military budget: $12 billion
Cost of a 1950 Ford Crestliner: $1,424
Cost of a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM: $10,000
Cost of a movie ticket: 50 cents
Sources: Ford Motor Co., Ferrari, Automobile
Association of America
Oscar winner for Best Picture: An American in Paris
No. 1 single: "Too Young," by Nat King Cole
NCAA football champion: University of Tennessee
NFL champion: Los Angeles
Stanley Cup winner: Toronto
Year-end Dow Jones Industrial Average: 269.22
Cost of a gallon of gas: 27 cents
Cost of a 1951 Plymouth Concord two-door sedan: $1,673
Median income: $3,709
Singin' in the Rain is released.
L. Ron Hubbard founds Scientology.
Oral contraceptives introduced.
Sony licenses transistor radio technology.
Scrabble is introduced.
Dick and Maurice McDonald sell their first
Best Picture: From Here to Eternity
Top Song: "Theme Song from Moulin Rouge"
Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Number of women in the workforce: 19,382,000
Total number in the workforce: 63,015,000
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Best Picture: On the Waterfront
Number of homes in the U.S. with TVs: 29 million
First TV dinner is introduced: It costs 98 cents and
contains turkey, dressing, gravy, peas and sweet potatoes.
Alan Turing, mathematician and artificial intelligence
pioneer, commits suicide after being persecuted, and
prosecuted, for homosexual acts.
Ford Thunderbird costs $2,695
Minimum wage is raised to $1
Best Picture: Marty
Admission to Disneyland costs $1
Weekday price of The New York Times is 5 cents
Loaf of bread costs 17 cents
McDonald's hamburger costs 15 cents
Best Picture: Around the World in 80 Days
Woody Guthrie composes "This Land Is Your Land"
Top Record: Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel"
Median price of a house is $14,500.
SOURCES: CNN Website.
SECTION SIX: BOOMERS OF THE MONTH
Boomer Of The Month
The boomer of the month is Darlene Lavoie.
Born in 1948, she has two sons and one daughter.
She's been married for 34 years. Two years ago,
she and her husband built a house together.
In the Boomers' chat room, Darlene is known
Darlene spent most of her working life in child
care. Now, she works for a law firm. "Guess you
could call me a file clerk," she chuckles.
Darlene loves people and likes it when everybody's
happy. This shows when she's in the chat room.
She's always there to bring a big smile to
Darlene has been on-line for a few years and
she introduced so many of her great freinds to
the Boomers International Club. This is one
of Darlene's great talents and assets,
she has the ability to attract and meet so many
friends with her warm, friendly and loving personality.
Her favorite colors are green and pink. What a
fine combination of colors.
Congratulations, Darlene, on being
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