Reflections of a Baby Boomer

Growing Up in the 50s Plus Other Related Essays and Journals

by Bruce Lidstrom


Formats

Hardcover
$20.97
Softcover
$15.97
Hardcover
$20.97

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/30/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781490797892
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781490797908

About the Book

Reflections is broken into three basic parts. First, reflections on things I have experienced in life. Mostly life in the 50'as and 60's. Many baby boomer writers have done the same thing, but this is my reflections. Then a look at my grandfather, Oscar Lidstrom and his wife Helma. Ma and Pa. I did this for my cousins, several who were raised by our grandparents. Finally, a journal of a 30 day Amtrack trip I took in 2015. My retirement trip.


About the Author

What may have started as a childhood dream playing with a states puzzle was realized in 2009 when Bruce Lidstrom landed in Honolulu: He had finally made it to his fiftieth state. In this memoir, he recalls growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, starting a family – and yes – doing lots of traveling along the way. From national parks to historic sites and everywhere in between, you’ll be delighted with this baby boomer’s observations on family, society, and living life to its fullest. Bruce also chronicles the lives of his grandfather, Oscar Lidstrom and his wife Hilma. “Ma” and “Pa” were cornerstones of the Lidstrom clan, and even raised several of the author’s cousins. Accompanied by family photos, the legacy of the Lidstrom’s is lovingly preserved in the retelling of their struggles, triumphs and entertaining anecdotes. Finally, Bruce shares the story of his retirement trip; a monumental thirty day voyage by Amtrak. Visiting friends and family along the way, Bruce took the ultimate retirement trip for those who have already traveled so extensively. In Reflections of a Baby Boomer, join Bruce Lidstrom as he shares his musings on the past and the present, his family legacy, and the adventures of a life well lived.