Working as a Life Style: Starting a New Job at 74

January 15th, 2013

What do you do when you are 74 and leave your job as Mayor of Riverside, CA for the past 20 years? Go fishing?

If you are Ronald O. Loveridge, you become “Director of the Center for Sustainable Survival Development” at the University of CA/Riverside and split your time 50/50 teaching and administrating.

I got a form letter from my lawyer today: he retiring.  He’s in his 80s.

Thank you, gentlemen. You are both excellent role models.

Tip O’ The Boomer Hat

November 16th, 2012


At 85, Barbara Cook is no Baby Boomer, but, still, it’s nice to see that the L.A. Times gave her show at Disney Hall a RAVE review.,0,7127934.story

On The (Boomer) Red Carpet

October 15th, 2012

What the hell happened to Reba McEntire’s face?  Plastic surgery run amok!

On the other hand, Cicely Tyson is stunning at 78, and if she’s had surgery, she got the right kind.

Wanda Jackson: You Go Girl!

January 28th, 2011

Everyone’s talking about Wanda Jackson.

Her concerts are getting raves in NY and LA. She’s on NPR.

She had her first hit in 1960. Audiences love her. I love her. God loves her.

She’s 73, and we Boomers hope we have her moxie when we’re 73.

Really Old People Doing Special Things

May 20th, 2010
Really Old People
Really Old People

Alice Thomas, 79, is the oldest law school grad in Sacramento’s University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law’s 86-year history.

88 y/o Iris Apfel, fashionista and Queen of Style, opens her first exhibit in Oct. at Boston’s Peabody Essex Museum.

Helen Thomas, the uber-journalista who will be 90 in August, and is still AT THE TOP OF HER GAME, writes a spot-on piece in NYT News Service about the public’s obsession with America’s First Lady’s fashion sense from Martha Washington to Jacqueline Kennedy to Mrs. Obama.

Hazel Soares, 94, just graduated from Mills Colege/Oakland with a bachelor’s degree.


September 15th, 2009
Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn

Sorry, I know this blog is about Boomers and Zoomers, of which the the very oldest is (only) 63, BUT, I had to share this: The #1 record album on this week’s British charts is “We’ll Meet Again” by Vera Lynn, who is 92. Frankly, I consider that quite amazing.

Tip O’ the Boomer Hat #11

September 2nd, 2009

Feeling a bit ragged or creaky in your 50s? Here’s inspiration:

91-year-old Mildred Riley. She retired from 40 years of nursing, and began a new career at 70 writing romance novels targeting black women. Now she’s 91, writes two books a year, and has the 15th one coming out right now.

By comparison, 55 is just a puppy.

photo by Gary Higgins The Patriot Ledger