When I tuned in to The Marilyn Denis Show yesterday, I was shocked and horrified when Suzanne Somers came on to be interviewed by Marilyn. I’ve always admired Suzanne Somers’ energy and resourcefulness but her face looked like she’d had a bad reaction to some kind of medication orSusanne somers had perhaps been stung by the world’s largest bumble bee. And her neck was even worse than mine even though we’re exactly the same age – 66. Swollen face and multiple neck folds – totally incompatible.

Why oh why do these women do this to themselves? Coincidently, I happened to see Patti Lovett-Reid on CTV yesterday too. Patti is a Certified Financial Planner, a frequent media commentator on Baby Boomer financial issues and a former senior executive with TD Bank Financial Group.

Pattie Lovett-Reid
Pattie Lovett-Reid

She’s also a beautiful woman who appears to have done something unnecessary to her upper lip. Economist Sherry Cooper, Executive Vice-President and Chief Economist of BMO Financial Group, is another beautiful woman who has messed with a good thing and the result is not a good thing.

I acknowledge that some people benefit greatly from these procedures. Somehow, they undergo fillers and Botox injections and still manage to look like a better version of themselves. Jane Fonda is an example of “good work”. Unfortunately, others do not fare so well.

Every actress on TV these days seems to be unable to move her upper lip or “furrow her brow”. Even Billy Crystal is looking weirdly altered. Why can’t they just go the way of Audrey Hepburn who was still beautiful with her 60-something face showing fine lines and wrinkles – and we could still see all of her beautiful smile not just her bottom teeth below a frozen upper lip.

It’s always heartening to see public figures age gracefully. Before long, the movie and TV industries are going to be unable to find people to play grandmothers, senior citizens or even mothers who don’t look from the neck up like they’re only 25 years old. Although it could provide employment opportunities for Boomer Broads like me who still have all the lines and wrinkles consistent with our age and experience. The over-use of these procedures is scary. It’s often unnecessary and frequently just plain wrong. The horror . . . . the horror.

Update: Holy crap. I’m not alone. Look what I just noticed on Yahoo site and check out the comments at the bottom: Suzanne Somers

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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  1. Self-mutilation what a shame

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  3. I saw that show, too, and was moderately horrified.

    1. It’s enough to put you off messing with mother nature.

  4. I’m so with you on this one – leave well enough alone and age gracefully!

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