This blog is expressly for those of us born before the Baby Boomers and after the great stock market crash. If your birth date is between 1930 and 1945, then this blog’s for you.
We are a unique group of people — 40 million strong — too young to remember the depression (although we heard about it throughout our formative years), yet old enough to have experienced to difficulties of WWII and the glory of victory. These back-to-back events gave us an appreciation of family, of sacrifice, and of patriotism.
Unlike those who followed us, we didn’t have everything handed to us and weren’t part of the rebellious crowd calling for a revolution against tradition and the values we were taught. Older people were those to learn from rather than people we should not trust. Life was simpler when we were growing up, but it sure got more complex as we got older.
Now, we are approaching the twilight of our years.It’s been a pretty good run, and it’s not over yet. We’re still active and want to do our part to secure our futures and those of our children, grandchildren, and for some of us great grandchildren. One of the greatest gifts we can give those following us is to share what we’ve learned from experiencing life from the thirties and forties through today.
Musing is defined by the dictionary as reflecting, contemplating, meditating.That’s what this blog is about. Subjects will include: business/finance, education, the family, our country, spirituality, general observations and much more. I invite you to read our posts, respond, or start a new thread by writing about what’s on your mind.
This is not the typical opinion section found in newspapers or other blogs. It’s designed to express thoughts about the world in which we live from the perspective of those who have lived long enough and been through enough to see things from a different somewhat clearer and more positive point-of-view. This is not a Pollyanna blog, although topics that make you feel good are welcomed. The idea is to spark thinking, foster discussion and, where appropriate, stimulate debate.
So take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for pre-boomers to communicate with each other and exchange some of the wisdom we gained over the years