Monthly Archives: December 2015

  • new year's eve songs, 1940s new years eve tunes, 1950s new years eve, 1960s new years eve songs, julie andrews, auld lang syne, baby boomers, seniors

    10 vintage clips of New Year’s Eve songs, including Julie Andrews singing Auld Lang Syne. Baby boomers and seniors may remember these clips from when they first aired. For more recent versions of the song What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?, including the cover by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, see What Are You […]

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  • mercer mayer, celebrating seniors, world war ii, honolulu, hawaii, new york city, marianna mayer, jo mayer, roxbury, connecticut, gina mayer, septuagenarian, senior citizen, grandparents, grandfather, retirement, death, growing older, retired

    Prolific children’s author and illustrator Mercer Mayer was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on December 30, 1943, during World War II. His American Navy father moved the family to Honolulu, Hawaii, when he was 13 and Mayer attended high school there. (right photo: Goldsmith Interactive) Pursuing his dream of being an illustrator for children’s books, […]

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  • maggie smith, octogenarian, senior citizen, downton abbey, dowager countess of grantham, 81st birthday

    Octogenarian senior citizen Maggie Smith (born December 28, 1934) has been entertaining us on Downton Abbey for the past 6 years, playing the feisty senior and Dowager Countess of Grantham. Today, she celebrates her 81st birthday. Happy 81st Birthday, Maggie Smith

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  • elvis presley, i'll be home for christmas, bing crosby, seniors, baby boomers, elvis' christmas album

    Enjoy Elvis Presley‘s version of I’ll  Be Home For Christmas, included on his Elvis’ Christmas Album (1957) …and the story behind the song. Seniors may remember when Bing Crosby’s recording I’ll Be Home for Christmas was first released in 1943. While World War II raged on, songwriter Kim Gannon (with credit also to Buck Ram) […]

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  • steve smith, red green, morag smith, max smith, dave smith, chch television, chch tv, hamilton, ontario, canadian, comedy, comedian, stand up comedy, sketch comedy, smith & smih, me & max, the comedy mill, the red green show, houseboat, duct tape forever, golfing, author, writer, senior citizen, older man, septuagenarian, hamilton golf & country club, golfing, bentley, viper

    Canadian businessman, writer, comedian and actor Steve Smith, AKA Red Green, was born December 24, 1945 in Toronto, Ontario, and grew up in that city. Smith married his high school girlfriend Morag in 1966 and the couple celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in 2015. After stints at different jobs, Morag and Steve Smith turned to […]

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  • baby boomers, seniors, senior citizens, older adults, canada, america, world war ii, fruitcake, christmas pudding, molded jelly salads, jellied salads, mincemeat, traditional christmas dinner, holiday meals

    For North American baby boomers and senior citizens looking forward to a holiday meal with friends and family over the next couple of weeks, there are likely going to be some differences between the dinners you may remember having as a child, and what today’s families will be eating in 2015. In addition to perennial […]

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  • diane sawyer 2014, abc world news, american news anchorwoman

    TV journalist, baby boomer, and new septuagenarian senior citizen Diane Sawyer was born December 22, 1945 in the small town of Glasgow, Kentucky. She was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where her father Erbon “Tom” Sawyer served as a judge and later as a Republican politician.  (Diane Sawyer Photo: YouTube | Good Morning America 2000) Diane […]

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  • i heard the bells on christmas day, henry wadsworth longfellow, christmas bells, fanny longfellow, frances longfellow, charles longfellow, peace on earth, jimmie rodgers, harry belafonte, bing crosby, johnny cash, the carpenters, rockapella, sarah mcLachlan, jason castro, & johnny reid

    The story behind I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day & 9 amazing covers by Jimmie Rodgers, Harry Belafonte, Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, The Carpenters, Rockapella, Sarah McLachlan, Jason Castro, & Johnny Reid. When American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow sat down on Christmas day 1863 to write the poem Christmas Bells (above lyrics; photo by […]

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  • new york christmas, rob thomas, rockefeller center, new york city christmas movie, trading places, dan aykroyd, the night before, baby boomer, senior citizen

    Rob Thomas performs his original song A New York Christmas (2003) live at Rockefeller Center in 2009.  What’s your favourite Christmas movie set in New York?  New York City at Christmas time has been a popular theme in movies, from senior citizen and baby boomer favourites like Miracle on 34th Street (1947), to more modern favourites […]

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  • bing crosby christmas song, classic bing crosby christmas, white christmas, holiday inn, senior, baby boomer, bing crosby television special, bing crosby duet, david bowie, little drummer boy, peace on earth

    Enjoy these two Christmas classics courtesy of Bing Crosby (and David Bowie): White Christmas, and Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy. If you are a senior or baby boomer, you couldn’t have missed seeing Bing Crosby in a classic Christmas movie at the theatre or on television. Two of his movies featured his arresting version of […]

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