A Boomer Lifestyle Blog

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


Most of us have experienced synchronicity in our lives - that simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.

Over the weekend my daughter's girlfriend commented that her son was going through the bandana stage and we laughed and compared the many ways my Grandson had worn bandanas when I was making them and the way her pre-teen is wearing them.  So, of course, it got me thinking about what fun I had making them in my little garage apartment.

My garage apartment was on a different street but very close to where we live now.  I have commented many times to friends and family how glad I am to be back in this neighborhood.  This neighborhood just makes me happy.

This neighborhood is also where I lived in my early 20s.  Again, not the same street but close by Houston standards.  I had a boyfriend in a band back then. Watch out, Barbara. After we broke up I met my ex-husband while he and his friends were here in town on an adventure.

So this part of town is part of that time in my life when I moved out on my own, had a job, a boyfriend and an apartment.  How much more grownup would I ever be I thought.

Well, here I am at nearly 69 (February) and right back in the middle of the setting of my glory days.

And my glory days takes us right back to late 60s into early 70s and the Hippie/Tie Dye era.  See the circle.

My mother once told me you go back to where you were the happiest.  That really did not make sense to me at the time. Now, I see what she means.  Maybe it is an old age thing - looking back on the good times but I'm here, it is 2019, and I think it is going to be great.

Except..... I'm going to be staying at my son's house - way, way across town -- a couple of days each week.  Starting tomorrow ...

More on that story later ...


  1. You're living it up in your old stomping grounds!

  2. I just read this at my desk and then you wrote you were going to your sons, way across town and I said out loud, WHY? Oh my goodness Barbara you got me with this story. I love it. Will I end up where I was happiest?

  3. Let's hope 2019 bill be a banner year for us all. Am interested in hearing about your change of address.

  4. Everything old is new again. Even us in a way! With all the life experience we bring to our lives now!

  5. I have not moved back to an old neighborhood, but I do take opportunities to drive by old stomping grounds from time to time. Nostalgic journeys that often prompt me to write a poem based on a scrap of memory gathered.