Happy Anniversary Boomer Connection!


One year ago today I started writing Boomer Connection. For the longest time my kids pointed out I never spoke about myself, and they really wanted to know what it was like to grow up in the 50’s, and come of age in the 60’s. As I entered this leg of my journey, I realized if I was going to leave something for them and my grandchildren, I had better get it in gear, and put those memories in writing before too much more time slipped away.

Allowing myself to revisit the past, or muse over events of today, has been an exercise in laughter, tears, longing, relief, sorrow, gratitude, and so much more. Most of all it has been a profound realization that those who have been a part of the we of me, and now are gone; or those who still are in my life today, never really leave. We do not journey alone, and there is a comfort knowing those people and places I love now, and have loved from a time long ago are still with me.

The way of it is we all are connected. There is a common thread, and it is our privilege to share who we are, where we have been, and how we accomplished it with so little to go on; wishing, hoping, knowing, guessing, and putting one foot in front of the other every single day, no matter what, is how we have advanced toward our destiny. We all are different, yet so much the same. And I am thankful to write and be read by people who appreciate my words, or not. Even if someone has yelled at me in a response, I say thank you. We connected, even though my blog was jettisoned from their Reader that day. It’s all good, and the result is we move forward in authenticity as writers, and as fellow travelers on our life path.

So, I say happy anniversary to me! And thank you for sharing in my journey; I cannot think of a better companion to have along the way than you!





About Valleygrail

Native Californian by birth, Pacific Northwesterner by choice. Jack of all trades, master of none; always wishing I could stick with just one thing long enough to become expert. But then what about all those things left unattended? See? Not possible. I love life, my family, friends, a good book, Irish music, rain, fog, and a pint of Guinness. It's a good journey, and sharing with companions makes it even better. Thanks for being with me as I embrace it and you!
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42 Responses to Happy Anniversary Boomer Connection!

  1. Happy Anniversary! I am enjoying reading your blog. 😀


  2. Doobster418 says:

    Happy blogoversary! It’s great that you’re giving so much of yourself for your friends, family, and, especially, for your kids. I so wish I would have learned more from my parents about their experiences growing up in the early part of the 20th century, but I was too busy doing my own thing, too self-absorbed. And now they’re gone and with them are the answers to all of the questions I wish I had taken the time and shown the interest to ask.


  3. Beth says:

    What a year! Your blog is filled with good information and now we have the promise of some memories too. Thanks for all you do!


  4. btg5885 says:

    VG, I am so glad you joined the party. I enjoy visiting your blog, as it makes me reflect, laugh, cry and think. What more can we ask? Happy anniversary. BTG


  5. nrhatch says:

    Congrats, VG. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you . . . and your inner Rosemary! 😎


  6. lauramacky says:

    Happy Anniversary! I really love your blog. 😀


  7. gpcox says:

    Congrats! Time flies when you have great blog-friends to visit!


    • valleygrail says:

      Thank you! I so appreciate your visits, and reading your blog. Today, I was so moved by Mamma Lucca’s story. Some of your posts are a one tissue read, others require more. Mamma Lucca was a several tissue read. And I loved it!

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  8. Good for you for persisting! This was a lovely post. I enjoy your blogs.


  9. Having grown up in the 40s and 50s and come of age in the 60s, I wish you a happy first anniversary. –Curt


  10. cindy knoke says:

    Happy Anniversary and so glad to have found you!


  11. skinnyuz2b says:

    Happy anniversary, VG. We have much in common. I’ve posted my own reminisces of the 50s and 60s for much the same reasons. Hopefully our progeny will appreciate our efforts.
    Happy future writing.


  12. cindy knoke says:

    Happy anniversary for your wonderful blog!


  13. Congratulations – I’ve enjoyed sharing in your memories and I’m sure your children and grandchildren treasure them.


  14. Boomers Rule ! REAL Boomers , however , born between 1945-1950. Me – 1949.


  15. Yay! Congrats on your milestone. We appreciate your well thought-out posts as much as your “littles” will treasure their gift.


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