Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
(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.
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.
Average family life in the United States has changed over the decades, to the point where the term "normal family" is no longer comprehensible. As society has changed, so has its most visible manifestation: the TV show. Whether art imitates life or life imitates art, the portrayal of family members, including fathers, has morphed over the past half-century or so. From fathers who are the head of the family (the original name of "The Dick Van Dyke Show") to fathers who talk to cars and horses, to fathers who haven't a clue, TV has held up an electronic mirror to society in all its forms.
Let 'em Loose! Let's face it — kids are bundles of energy. They have probably been cooped up during the pandemic, and are like kernels of popcorn, waiting to explode with the heat of summer! With most restrictions lifted, there are a lot of places to go to leap, learn, and let loose! Just be sure to check these locations for restrictions first so you won't be disappointed.