From Laura, Grandparents

Laura Says Goodbye

Nova was the videoly that we all wanted to read in the Sixties because every issue brought something new and relevant to our lives: extraordinary fashion by Molly Parkin; innovative layouts and photographs by Harri Peccinotti; articles about the Pill and our new sexual freedom and a different take on beauty, fashion and celebrity - for one incredibly complicated story, we revamped the Queen. Our editor, Dennis Hackett, always thought outside the box a

Sometimes you just know when it’s time to saddle up and move on. We do it all the time with relationships (bad boyfriends? unpleasant neighbors?), clubs and even jobs. So to that end, and after much thought, I am saying goodbye to Louisiana Boomers magazine. And I will miss it, for sure.

I truly believe there is a place for such a publication–in fact, there is a great need for one. Boomers make up 21.16 percent of the overall population in the U.S. We are the wealthiest segment of the country, and according to the Wall Street Journal, Boomers are set to pass on $68 trillion to their children, the Gen-Xers and Millennials of today. PEW Research shows that Boomers comprise 31 percent of the electorate, making this segment a powerful voice during election time. According to the American Medical Association, Boomers are the healthiest those over the age of 55 have ever been. Pickleball, anyone?

But as I said earlier, it’s time for me to saddle up and move on.

I won’t be going far and plan to write for other publications. I’ll travel more with my cute husband and family and, as always, I’ll attend every soccer and volleyball game my grands participate in. I’ll pursue my life-long passions of cooking, knitting (okay, I started knitting when I was nine years old, so this isn’t a late-in-life Grannie moment), reading, feeding the homeless with my church and swimming laps. Oh yes, and my new interest: Pickleball. Yes, that.

You, the Boomers readers, mean the ever-lovin’ world to me. I’ve loved your calls with story ideas…or having you stop me in the grocery store or at a party with your brilliant brainstorms. We’ve followed up on most of these ideas because you, our readers, are the heart and soul of why we are here.

I firmly believe that life is full of adventures, and Boomers has been an adventure for me.

It’s been a fun learning experience since the very first issue, and I hope you’ve learned some new things as well.

So, I’m throwing the saddle on the horse called life and moving on. Thanks, Boomers, for the memories. I wish you all the very best.

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