Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Although the origins of the television set are kind of sketchy, there is one thing for sure: It helped bring back the visual element of Vaudeville-style entertainment that was lost to radio. Dancers, dog acts, and dangerous acrobatics, didn't fare well on radio, so many such acts faded away, along with "sketch comedy," a fast-moving style of madness that was lost to the half-hour situation comedy format.
Who can forget cruisin' the streets on those hot summer days? Probably not the police; they keep their files for a long time. Seriously, the United States is a car nation (no pun intended), and summer is the time for putting the top down, or turning on the air conditioning, setting the cruise control, pumping up Sirius XM, putting the cell phone away, getting out the GPS, setting the lane assist and collision warning system, and having a good time! Seems driving has changed a bit since those 25-cent- and 14-miles-per-gallon days. Check out these summer car gigs!
June. It’s the sixth month of the Gregorian calendar. It’s the name of everyone’s favorite housewife, Mrs. Cleaver. The month of June was named after Juno, the queen of the Roman goddesses. It has romantic connotations, in that it is often used in love poems because it rhymes with moon, spoon, croon, tune, baboon, and countless other words, apparently not all of which are romantic! There are more weddings in June than any other month. “June” brings up 571,000,000 hits on Google.
Public libraries are quiet places to introduce your grandchildren to the great events and thoughts of history. Show them that books don't have to be read on little screens or recharged. Let the kids pick out books that interest them and share your thoughts and experiences regarding that subject. Borrow some videos of old shows and documentaries and discuss them. Libraries often have special programs, contests, and author presentations for children. Check out your local library!
(BPT) - What are two things that dads all over America would love to do the most this coming summer? Spend time with their kids — and catch fish.
So, if you're looking for a unique way to celebrate your love for dear ol' Dad, how about inviting him to go fishing (instead of the other way around)?
Although comedy is difficult to define, it is not hard to recognize. Here are some of the best from radio, TV, stand-up, and movies — those who worked hard to make it look easy. We don't know what fruit it was that Adam and Eve ate in the Garden, but if it was a banana, it's likely that one of them slipped on the peel — and comedy was born. Unlikely scenarios aside, comedy in its many facets has been around forever.