Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
As I write this from the comfort of my office, there are a lot of big things going on — riots, wildfires, hurricanes — and that just describes the political scene! Of course, overshadowing the other news like the smoke from California, is the COVID-19 pandemic. Other than the dangers these situations present, they all have one thing in common: They began with something small. Riots and demonstrations are usually triggered by
single events, such as an unjust action or an act of civil disobedience. Wildfires that destroy acres and acres and lives and property are usually fanned from a spark or small fire that spreads like — wildfire.
Trains Are Back!
Just in time for fall foliage! Colebrookdale Railroad Excursions, Boyertown, include holiday excursions and Secret Valley Expeditions. colebrookdalerailroad.com/ WK&S Railroad, Kempton, offers 40-minute journeys along the scenic Ontelaunee Creek. kemptontrain.com/ Allentown and Auburn Railroad, Kutztown, features "A sweet taste of Kutztown Countryside Fall." allentownandauburnrailroad.com/ Delaware River Railroad Excursions, Phillipsburg, NJ, serves up a bunch of themed trips and adventures, including the famous Polar Express and Mine Train! nyswths.org/index.htm
When the COVID-19 virus first hit the headlines, it seemed we didn’t know what to think. Once we were bombarded with headlines and mandates, we were afraid to think about what we were afraid of. Now that many places are opening up, there is still a lot of uncertainty, and we don’t know what to think. We had hoped this situation would go away in a short time, but one constant theme throughout this pandemic has been, “How long?” How long will it last? How long must we wear masks? How long will businesses be closed? How long before a vaccine is found? The longer we wait, the more plaintive our “How longs” get.
Olivia de Havilland was born in Tokyo, Japan, on July 1, 1916. She was gone with the wind on July 26, 2020, from her home in Paris, France. Olivia de Havilland's life spanned 104 years, and her career gained the actress a degree of film immortality.
- The Honda Civic is imported to the U.S. for the first time.
- President Nixon signs a bill authorizing a $5.5 billion, 6-year program, to develop a Space Shuttle craft.
- The U.S. Surgeon General reported that cigarettes are severely harmful to health.
- President Nixon arrives in Beijing and meets with Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai, ending U.S. hostility toward the People’s Republic of China.
- U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate George Wallace is shot and paralyzed in Maryland.