Baby Boomers’ Big Birthday Bash!
As baby boomers, we’ve been a generation blessed in many ways. And, with each milestone we pass, we notice more and more how our very special place in the world is a cause for celebration. But—hold onto your support hose—here comes a biggie that can challenge even the staunchest of baby boomers!
When the ball in Times Square drops this year signaling the start of 2011, the first of our generation officially become senior citizens. Sixty-five! YIKES!
No doubt about it, this particular birthday can blow your mind and challenge the very essence of your flower power. In truth, I’ve already had to face up to wrinkles, blotches, puckers and the like—not to mention that doggone muffin-top—staring back at me each time I have the courage to peer into a mirror. Yet I do realize that age is just a number… but sixty-five—that’s a doozey!
Nevertheless, I’m always proud of stating that we boomers are revolutionizing the spirit and style of aging and it suddenly occurred to me we have real life examples of this. So let’s take a look at just a few of the amazing boomer women who’ll be celebrating their sixty-fifth in 2011. Check out what sixty-five looks like now:
Cher (May 26, 1946)
Patti Duke (Dec. 14, 1946)
Sally Field (November 6, 1946)
Diane Keaton (January 5, 1946)
Dolly Parton (January 19, 1946)
Susan Sarandon (October 4, 1946)
These women were all drawn from Hollywood and the stage and, yes, they’ve undoubtedly enjoyed their share of rejuvenating treatments, wrinkle minimizing facials, and air-brushed photos. But still and all, they do represent our fabulous and feisty forever-young spirit. So, just like we’ve revolutionized every aspect of the culture that doesn’t suit our liking, here we go again: Watch out world! Sixty-five is gettin’ groovy. Far out!