OCTOBER 1998 ISSUE
Table of Contents:
- Web Site of Interest
- Entertainment Alert
- Travelling Tips
- BOOMER Facts and Data
- Boomer Of The Month
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SECTION ONE - Web Site of Interest!
Best Boomer Web Site for this month: AltaQuest
We discovered John Schultz's web site and really enjoyed the
concept, the beautiful graphics and design layout.
The BoomerFesto page is a wake up call for some of us.
So check it out at http://www.altaquest.com/
We think you will enjoy this site too. Let us know what you think.
SECTION TWO - Media / Entertainment!
Those Were The Days
Another interesting web site that we also stumbled upon is a site
for Beatles lovers. BAGISM is a very unusual
name but you will have to see for yourself why. There are lots
of features, especially a page for Beatles' daily activities.
CNN Cold War
The show that defines the time. This TV documentary series
will air every Sunday night until early December.
This documentary took 3 years to produce.
It chronologies COLD WAR in the late 40's, the nuclear danger
and power struggle between the superpowers; capitalism VS
The CNN coldwar experience
and culture web site provides fun filled facts
and lots of activities relating to pre and during
our boomer years.
The new Del Shannon http://www.delshannon.com
web site will keep you glue to your monitor with Del's life and his
Go to this web site while you listen to 'RUN AWAY' and 'That's
The Way Love Is" - Incredible!
This site got lots of old television shows:
Media In History Project
SECTION THREE - TRAVELLING TIPS!
Travel for Women over 40.
Exploration in Travel, Inc. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor and Cultural Ventures for Women over 40
An exciting new array of vacations for women!
Meet new friends or travel with other friends
in a group on a weekend to unwind and relax
or an adventure that takes you to new and exotic
What started out as a wild wedding
reception in nineteenth-century Munich is now
a yearly festival held around the world.
For two weeks in October, all over Germany, people eats,
drinks, and makes merry as they celebrates Oktoberfest.
It is also a chance for us to enjoy traditional
German foods, oom-pah music, good friends and beer as
many cities and restaurants celebrate this festival.
SECTION FOUR - - Technology.
If you have a web site and you update the page all the
time, you always have to make sure that you change the Last
Updated Date. There is a quicker and easier way to update
this date automatically. All you have to do is add this
code in at the bottom of your page.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE CODE
SECTION FIVE: BOOMER Facts and Data
Who was the only American artist to have
a #1 hit in Britain in 1964? (answer below)
This question is one of 554 in the great book "Pure Gold Rock &
Roll Trivia Questions" by Ron Foster. It's not available in
stores but you can order it by mail. Visit Ron Foster's
Web page for ordering information.
The answer is Roy Orbison. Roy made it to the
top spot with "It's Over" and "Oh, Pretty Woman" that year.
In fact, Roy was the only American to achieve that feat
for 68 weeks, beginning in August of 1963 and running
through February of 1965.
John Denver's Plane went down in the ocean at Monterey Bay
on October 11, 1997.
See our new feature: This Month in History
STAMPVOTE FOR The 70's is finish and voting for
the 80's stamps will be set up for your vote soon at:
Boomers International Web Site opened up another venue for
our boomer friends to meet, exchange ideas, chat with each
other. We are at YAHOO club.
We set up temporary YAHOO id for you to use when logging in.
Send us email for USER ID and Password if you do not want to
register at YAHOO. which is FREE anyway.
SECTION SIX: Announcement
Subj: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Date: 98-10-11 16:12:53 EDT
From: email@example.com (Ann Marie Lovett)
We started a campaign to get Johnny Maestro, formerly of the Crests,(16
Candles), now with the Brooklyn Bridge, (TheWorst That Can Happen),
inducted into the hall of fame. Johnny Maestro is the cornerstone of
what the hall is today. He is one of the orginal pioneers of rock and
roll music and is long overdue his recogination. We are asking for your
endorsement, and to spread the word to whomever you think would add to
this campaign Please e-mail us your letter. Thanking you in advance for
your cooperation and assistance.
Marty and Ann Marie Lovett
25 Hickory Hills
White Haven, PA. 18661
We get lots of emails asking for help in student and general research
about boomers, genX's and the generation gaps etc.
We tried to give the best answers as we can see fit but sometimes
we will point people to the more scientific source of data.
Until Jeri gets her Ph.D, sometimes .. in the next few years, she
felt that she is only considered herself as a Knowledge Facilitator
and not yet, a Knowledge Provider.
In the meantime we will provide sources to the other qualified
web sites. Here is one with extensive Poll Data that will give
insight into Baby Boomers values and the outlook on health care,
Boomers Poll Data
Here are more statistics about Baby Boomer :
More than 70 milliion boomers will turn 50 in the
next two decades! A recent Roper Starch survey
provides the following information:
92 percent have moved out of their parents home
* now, some of our parents moved in with us, ha, ha, :)
83 percent have married for the first time
73 percent have become first time parents
29 percent have experienced the death of their father;
16 percent have lost their mother
25 percent have lost a job, and 26 percent have made
a major career change (* Can I, can I)
26 percent have been divorced and 12 percent have remarried
13 percent have become a grandparent
6 percent have had a child move back home
9 percent have survived a major illness
10 percent have made major changes in their
diet because of a medical condition.
6 percent have been through menopause
Source: Roper Starch survey / Los Angeles Daily News Feb. 24, 1998]
* comments by us :)
OCTOBER is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month
On November 1 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the
American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer walk" is where you can join and have fun while
fighting this deadly disease!
SECTION SIX: BOOMERS OF THE MONTH
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