I love spring. Or at least I did when I lived in Connecticut. Florida doesn’t really have the same kind of spring. Our spring weather is in February, I haven’t gotten used to that yet. But one thing I can count on in spring are my blogging boomers. Here’s the May Blogging Boomer round-up. I hope you enjoy.

Laurie Stone always knew she had a wonderful father. But now that it’s been almost 7 years since he passed, the full impact of what she lost is still sinking in. Here are 8 traits he had that she feels go into making a great Dad.

For over three years and probably many more, (she can’t remember) Rebecca Olkowski, with BabyBoomster.com has stayed healthy. At least up until now. She started sneezing and it turns out that all she has is a common cold. No big deal, right?  The thing is, getting sick, takes on a whole new meaning now than it did before COVID. Click here to read why.

Why are things so complicated nowadays? Why does it take so long for an issue to be resolved? Meryl Baer of Beach Boomer Bulletin asks herself these questions as she attempts to settle a travel insurance claim. Of course, she has no answers and grows more frustrated as the failure to receive a settlement drags on. She summarizes her plight in this week’s post, Insurance Anguish, Evasion, and Obstruction.

What do you suppose Safe Places means? Find out as Tom from Sightings Over Sixty takes a stroll through history at Washington Square and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

When Carol Cassara noticed unconscious racism in someone’s post, she realized that anyone could have unconsciously (or subconsciously) done something similar, regardless of their views. And as a past life regressionist, she knows how the subconscious works. Read about it on her blog in “If You’d Like to Know How Unconscious Racism Works.”

Concerned about pesticides on your fruits and vegetables? Check out this year’s Dirty Dozen, those with the most pesticide residue, and the Clean Fifteen, those with the least, recommends Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist. The Environmental Working Group, which produces the two lists every year, recommends that, whenever possible, consumers purchase organic versions of Dirty Dozen produce. When organic options are unavailable or unaffordable, the EWG advises shoppers to buy produce from its Clean Fifteen list.

When one is in the center of a large and active family, one expects to be busy. And to hopefully be learning… something. This week, these are the things Diane has learned—put to rhyme!

I hope you enjoy catching up with everyone!