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	Section 1  Mission Statement
		  
	Section 2  Web Sites of Interest    

	Section 3  Internet Resources

	Section 4  TIPS For Boomers

	Section 5  Prespectives

	Section 6  Boomer Of The Month

	Section 7  Subscription instructions:

	Section 8 Remove instructions

    SECTION 1: MISSION STATEMENT
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    SECTION 2: WEBSITES OF INTEREST
    All you would ever want to know about Opie an' the gang can be found
    at the Andy Griffith Show Homepage. It even includes a long list of 'contradictions'
    found in different episodes. Trivia Quiz: In which direction does Andy's
    desk in the courtroom face? Only for the obsessed:   http://www.visi.com/~muff/andy-griffith.html
    
    
    Wanna write a letter to Twiggy?  Go ahead: http://www.geocities.com/hollywood/7308/twigcontact.htm
    
    
    Here you’ll find find fond remembrances and a heartfelt tribute to Allan
    Ginsberg: http://www.users.interport.net/~jfreund/spr/spr0023.html#editor
    
    
    One more trivia quiz: Who was the lead singer for the Sixties group
    Mother Earth?  For the answer, go here: http://www.suite101.com/articles/article.cfm/461
    By: Chuck Nyren, nyren@ibm.net Suite
    101 -- Winner of 7 Canadian Internet Awards http://www.suite101.com/userfiles/179/splash.htm
    HP: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Studios/3283/ 
    Fiction in:
    
    Pogonip: http://www.ior.com/~mww/pogonip/fiction/fiction.htm
    
    Eclectica: http://www2.polarnet.com/~eclectic/v2n1/toc.html
    
    GTO WorldWide: http://www.g21.net/
    
    El Ae Zeen: http://www.elaezeen.com/
    
    
    By: Chuck Nyren, nyren@ibm.net
    Suite 101 -- Winner of 7 Canadian Internet Awards
    http://www.suite101.com/userfiles/179/splash.htm
    HP: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Studios/3283/  Fiction in:
    Pogonip: http://www.ior.com/~mww/pogonip/fiction/fiction.htm
    Eclectica: http://www2.polarnet.com/~eclectic/v1n8/toc.html
    
    

    SECTION 3: INTERNET RESOURCES
    Create Greeting Cards and send to FAMILIES and FRIENDS on 
    the Internet for FREE!
    
    http://postcards.www.media.mit.edu/Postcards/
    http://bcyellowpages.com/BirthdayCards/
    http://bcyellowpages.com/ChristmasCards/
    http://bcyellowpages.com/VirtualBouquet/index.html
    http://www.makemehappy.com/
    http://www.bluemountainarts.com/
    This one has extensive listing of cards to select from.
    WHAT'S IN A NAME? Ever wonder what is the meaning of the abbreviations that follows the last .(dot) on the Internet world wide web Domain name? Here is the list for the current domain name maintain by World Wide Web Consortium. There is a plan to expand the domain name address in 1998.

    .com is for commercial website such as www.aol.com .org is for non-profit organization, example www.boomersint.org .net is for network provider as in www.global.net .edu is for education, www.stanford.edu is Stanford University Web Site. .gov is for US government agency as in www.feds.gov .ac is normally reserved for academic institutions such as www.asu.ac.th .th represents the domain name from a country which in this case, it is a server or web server in Thailand. If you see www.asu.ac.sg - it represents a university or academic web server in Singapore.

    SECTION 4: TIPS FOR BOOMERS
    Murphy Was a Midlifer
    BY Mike Bellah
    
    "If anything can go wrong, it will." You are acquainted with Murphy's Law. 
    You know by experience that the other line always moves faster at the grocery store, 
    that remodeling projects always take longer and cost more than you expect, and that
    nothing is ever as easy as it looks. But did you know Professor Murphy also has laws
    for the midlifer? He does. Following are some I have noticed.
    
    

    On aging

  • Everything takes longer than you think, except growing old.
  • Some people age prematurely; the rest of us get old right on schedule.
  • Beauty is skin deep, but old goes clear to the bone.
  • On fitness

  • If you start jogging, your knees will go bad.
  • If you take up tennis, you'll get tennis elbow.
  • If you begin lap swimming, the chlorine will give you a rash.
  • If you opt for video games, you'll develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • On the empty nest

  • When you finally get your youngest child out of the house, the oldest will move back in with kids and a significant other.
  • When you help get this family a job and place of their own, your Uncle Burt will come for one of his extended visits.
  • When Burt leaves, there will be others.
  • If you change the locks, they will break in.
  • If you move, they will find you.
  • The empty nest is a myth.
  • On diet

  • If it tastes good, don't eat it; it's not healthy.
  • If it tastes like cardboard, eat all you want. It's good for you.
  • Try to build your meals around celery and carrot sticks with some alfalfa sprouts thrown in for taste.
  • On the midlife crisis

  • You will have to postpone your midlife crisis until your spouse finishes his or hers.
  • You will postpone it again while your children go through adolescence.
  • When you finally get time for a midlife crisis, you won't have the energy for it.
  • If you go ahead with it anyway, no one will notice.
  • On life expectancy

  • Midlifers are more likely than the younger population to die from heart disease.
  • Midlifers are more likely than the younger population to die from cancer.
  • Midlifers are more likely than the younger population to die from strokes.
  • Midlifers are less likely than the younger population to die from a crash at the Indy 500, a fall from Mt. Everest, or a riot at a rock concert.
  • So go ahead; live on the edge. The odds are with you!
  • Final words
  • Murphy was an optimist.
  • Murphy was a midlifer.
  • Murphy wrote during a midlife crisis.
  • For more information on this subject try: The Midlife's Moments.
    by Mike Bellah - Midlife's Moments Web Site.
    
    Write to Mike at :mike@bestyears.com  
    
    

    SECTION 5: PRESPECTIVES
    The Nineties Mom
    by Rita Kennen
    
       Two women are talking, getting dressed after a workout at the 
    health club. Their daughters are around the same age, waiting for them  
    downstairs in day care. 
      "You know, Halloween was great, we did kid stuff all day, and I didn't 
    get burned out," said Nicole. 
      "I know, the party at preschool was so sweet, and the trick or treating 
    was so much fun this year," exclaimed Rita.
       Nothing unusual here right?  Not unless you knew that Nicole is 27, Rita  
    is 47.  Both are moms of preschoolers and if you do the math you'd know 
    Rita is old enough to be Nicole's mom. 
      Motherhood in the nineties is crossing over all the old boundaries. Midlife 
    baby boomer mommies are sharing toddler tales with mothers young enough to 
    be their daughters. 
       Today's technology has made it possible for women to postpone having 
    children until way into their forties. Are we messing too much with mother 
    nature's plan, or just widening the variety of experiences that make a 
    motherhood a more attractive neighborhood to live in? 
       Most mothers rely on their support network of other moms. Age used to be 
    a common dominator. Find a group of kids the same age and most of the 
    mothers were close in age as well. It was rare to see a woman over forty 
    with a toddler at preschool. 
      Opportunities for personal growth on the parenting playground are 
    changing.  The span for women's childbearing years is growing longer, and 
    women are playing and learning with mothers of all ages. The wisdom and 
    life experiences of the 47 year old sparkles when tempered with the fire of 
    youth..and 27 year old impatience mellows when alongside an experienced 
    touch. 
       The children are the winners here..they learn that moms come in all 
    sizes, colors and ages. 
    
    Rita Kennen is webmaster of Midlife Mommies http://www.midliemommies.com. A 
    site for baby boomer parents of young children. She is the midlife mother 
    to a four year old daughter. 
    
    =================rita@midlifemommies.com=========================== 
         "God could not be everywhere, therefore he created mothers
    					Jewish proverb
         Visit "Midlife Mommies" a site for friendship and support 
    			
    			http://www.midlifemommies.com
    
    

    SECTION 6: BOOMER OF THE MONTH November 1997
    Congratulations to : Juliana Joyce Perkins
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