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Baby Boomer Treasure

Keeping Memories Alive.

via zekeproperchronicles.blogspot.com

via zekeproperchronicles.blogspot.com

One way to understand something is ask the right question.

The hard part, the part that gets twisted, is being a good listener.

If you don’t want to hear the answer, don’t ask the question.

But it’s never that easy.

Why not avoid the drama and find an opinion to read.

Find a quote.

Here, I’ll do it for you.

google search for Baby Boomers delivered what I was looking for on goodreads.com.

It wasn’t Kurt Vonnegut, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, or Douglas Coupland, though Kurt is a great inspiration.

Instead, it’s Courtney Pierce who wrote, “Why is it that treasures become junk when there’s no place to put them,” in her novel Stitches.

Boomerpdx subscribers remember Ms Pierce from an earlier Author’s Post. Everyone else, say hello to Courtney.

Her quote reflects what most Boomers experience as they transition through life’s stages.

The chronological order of treasure to junk follows the housing trail from dorm room, to apartment, to house, to house with kids and pets, then house with extended family, to down-size.

Somewhere along the line the Che shirt hit the rag basket. The Jimi headband was already there. Your platform shoes end up as garden art.

Eventually you ask yourself what to save and what to let go.

What are your treasures? Are they in a box or on display?

 

 

 

 

 

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