Well this is officially the end of my jubilee year.Today is my birthday and I've hit the BIG 5-0...I am not worrying about being an aging baby boomer, though - 50 is the new 30 right? Life is good, business is terrific and blessings abound! The universe has even honored me with a nice, full moon this evening.
Please help celebrate my birthday by sending me photos of your favorite memories, photographs, or images from the 1950's. Please include your name, place of residence, any other comments you'd like to add and send these to firstname.lastname@example.org - I'll gladly post these to the blog.
Looking backwards, the 1956 hurricane season was fairly lack-luster, just as the 2006 season is unfolding so far. However, Hurricane Flossie did manage to totally submerge Grand Isle, Louisiana on September 24. A flood wall was topped in New Orleans, flooding some 2.5 square miles of the Ninth Ward of New Orleans. A little de ja vu, perhaps? The hurricane turned northeast in response to the Westerlies, and hit near Fort Walton Beach, Florida on the 25th. (Source: answers.com). For more information about Flossie and the 1956 hurricane season go here.
To round out this post, I'll leave you with a few images of nostalgia from the nifty fifties...
My mom had a banana- yellow Buick that looked just like this one!
Beehives were the rage and tv's with rabbit ear antennas were the center of the baby boomer's universe. The internet wasn't even a thought yet in anyone's mind.
In honor of the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and my own 50th birthday, I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank my readers from 156 countries for visiting this blog and for sharing in this life-changing year.
Margaret Saizan (www.margaretsaizan.org) is a new media publisher, personal/organizational coach, and community activist. The Baton Rouge, La. native became a blogger during the largest natural disaster in U.S. history – Hurricane Katrina. A graduate of Newfield Network, one of the best regarded international coach training schools, Margaret focuses on empowering leadership and facilitating action during transition, crisis, and disaster as the pathway to new vision. www.hurricane-katrina.org and Big Vision Media aspire to ignite wise action, new vision and positive change through transformational media.