TwiggyAlthough I subscribe to seventeen magazines a month, Good Housekeeping isn’t one of them. But when I happened to spot the glossy lavender cover of the September British edition the other day in Chapters, I couldn’t resist. It featured a picture of one of the original Boomer babes, Twiggy looking pretty snazzy at 60+-something. Eager to learn her secrets to ageless aging, I bought a copy and it was a surprisingly fun read. The pictures of her were flattering bearing in mind that Brit mags don’t photo-shop their material to death like the American ones. Still pleasingly slim, she had some interesting comments. One I liked when asked about her personal style mantra, she replied, “Style is about finding your look. My style has evolved over many years. I hate it when people say you have to wear certain things in your 30s, 40s and 50s. It’s insane! My daughter and I go shopping together. We’ll sometimes buy the same jeans or jacket, but we wear it differently.” I thought that was rather clever. I now have permission to buy some biker boots and a leather moto-cross jacket. Only I have to wear them with perfectly tailored jeans and maybe some pearls or my diamond studs.
I read the rest of the magazine too – cover to cover – and rather enjoyed it.

Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

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