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.