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See if you qualify for NBLB (No Boomer Left Behind)

So, maybe you are wondering if in fact you qualify for the Boomer definition referenced in the last post. Not sure? No problem. What truer evaluation than a test: you’ve heard of No Child Left Behind (NCLB): what about No Boomer Left Behind (NBLB).
Normally, the test is quite a bit longer than this: this is the abridged version---the entire test is available in our book, WHEN I'M 64. So find your bifocals, go to the bathroom, and find a comfy spot on that Barco-lounger. Remember, Rosemary Woods is taping this. 1.Give yourself a point if you can sing the theme song from I Love Lucy, Leave it to Beaver, and My Three Sons. 2.1 point: You can name 3 members of Monty Python and to this day as soon as you hear the word “lumberjack” you burst into song. 3.You can name the first music you bought: add 2 points if it was a tape, 4 points if it was an album, 6 points if it was a 45. 4.1 point: Identify the movies that produced these quotes: “Paulie: leave the gun; get the cannolis.” “Double Secre…

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I taught 8th grade Science for 37 years. I got paid to be in 8th grade ( which is my natural age group) and blow stuff up for 37 years and nobody ever caught on to it! It was a dream job in a dream district, way ahead of its time. But, as they say, all good things must end. I broke up a fight my last year—what would end up being my last year and the reality of the changing times essentially made my decision to retire for me. The gentleman in the fight had a hunting knife taped to his leg. Bye We moved to Long Beach Island, New Jersey in 2007: it was my wife’s dream. I joined the gang permanently in 2010 after I retired. Mostly I took the dogs for walks, enjoying the fact that I did not have to work—which I had been doing since I was 11. I have always been a frustrated writer. I love reading: I love that people can tell a story that strikes a chord in others. A wonderful Philadelphia sports writer, Bill Lyon, once told me an appreciative audience is what a writer hopes most for. It coul…