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Boomer Life

Bloom Where Planted

OLLI @UGA remains strong during pandemic When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Athens in March, the University of Georgia’s closure of in-person classes, lectures and activities...

The ACS Philosophy: If you can talk, you can sing

The Athens Choral Society, a diverse group of volunteer singers, will celebrate its Golden Anniversary in May 2021. “The Athens Choral Society started in 1971...

Looking Forward: Planning for travel after the pandemic

June Warfield felt as if she and her family had stepped off their cruise ship into a strange new world when they docked in...

UGA to recognize historically Black fraternities and sororities

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead has approved the installation of campus markers at the Tate Student Center to recognize the nine historically...

Black Sororities: Sisterhood is Powerful

When Black collegiate women meet for the first time, one of their first inquiries is often: Are you Greek? Membership in one of the...

Will women be the deciders?

2020 is a year like no other—a global pandemic and economic downturn, street protests against racism, hellish wildfires, and drenching hurricanes. Against this chaotic backdrop,...

RBG and her five-year-old pen pal

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who rose to pop culture icon status as the “Notorious RBG,” was a lifetime champion for equal...

Collecting political history

Silks, ribbons, jugates, and campaign torches In this 2020 political season, the landscape abounds with yard signs and bumper stickers, but campaigns from the beginning...

UGA professor strives to cross the racial divide

When Dawn Bennett-Alexander agreed to teach an OLLI class this summer the topic was to be “Diversity and Inclusion in a Post-COVID World: Does...

The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage

In 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John, importuning him to “remember the Ladies” in drafting the code of laws for the new...

CNAs worked through risk. Home care companies scrambled

Linda Stephens, 62, began caregiving at an early age in the tiny town of Siloam in Greene County. As a child, she took care...

Life in Corona-time

My husband and I are mostly homebodies, so our travel in early March was unusual. First, there was the weekend in Atlanta, watching our...

Moving Their “Retirement” Home – All 300,000 Pounds.

  While many boomers are downsizing their living space or are planning to do so, Tom and Beth Allen have enlarged theirs. In fact, they...

Home Ec Revisited: More Than Cooking and Sewing

  Boomer boys took shop and auto mechanics in junior and senior high. We young ladies studied Home Economics. We were introduced to kitchens and...

Uber and Lyft

The money can be very good; the hassles mostly minor, and the hours totally flexible, say some of the boomers driving locally for the...

Genealogical Surprises! Love Letters Reveal a Mother I Never Knew

I retired from the UGA departments of romance languages and women's studies in 2011 after a lifetime of studying and teaching. And for all...

The Acquisitive Generation Begins to Downsize

Teresa Howard, 59, and her husband, Dallas, 63, are anxious to sell their 4,200 sq.f. house in Lawrenceville to move closer to their daughter...