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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

 

    • Book of the Month: January 2018 – A Nickel for the Boatman by Carol Luter Milot
    • Magical Glass Bridge in China
    • Dakota Johnson Stars in 3rd Film in Trilogy: “Fifty Shades Freed” … Opening in February
    • Shen Yun, A Gift from Heaven
    • Dogs and Cats for Adoption… Happiness is Saving an Anxious Pet That Wants Love
    • Lemon Lasagna, a Delicious Dessert
    • The 19th Boomer EXPO is coming!!!
    • Hedy Lamarr, The Mother of the Cell Phone by Darwin Porter
    • Are You Ready for the Cold and Flu Season? by Dr. Gustavo Ferrer
    • Are These 2018 Nutrition Trends Worth All the Hype? by Anita Finley
    • What Are You Doing With Your “Lazy Money” by Gary Polk, CLU, ChFC, CLTC
    • Do You Have Any Form of Hearing Loss? See the ad from ClearCaptions on page 7
    • Lower the Cost of Hearing Aids, by Michanne Davidson, AuD
    • It’s Tax Time… Consult a Professional Accountant EA
    • Viagra Has Gone Generic, But at What Price?, by Arthur Okin
    • What Do I Get If I Join Cruise.com’s Host Agency Division? by Stewart Lowery
    • K. Hovnanian’s Four Season at Parkland to Offer Resort-Style Amenities Year-Round on Page 23
    • Have You Checked Your Beneficiary Designations Recently? by Joseph S. Karp, Elder Law Attorney
  • FREE Seminars and Events: Health, Wealth, Entertainment, Support
January 2018 Boomer Times & Senior Life Magazine

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January 2018 Book of the Month – “A Nickel for the Boatman”

by Carol Luter Milot

Reviewed by Anita Finley

If you like history, this novel,
A Nickel for the Boatman, will be your cup of tea. South Florida, especially Miami and its environs, are truly fascinating and Carol Luter Milot intertwined the history of the time of mobsters like Al Capone and made it an exciting mystery with charismatic characters.

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She switches back and forth from the protagonist, Eddie, who as a young boy, shares his life attending a Catholic school, and the teachings of the church moving forward to his elder years having nightmares, regrets and failings as an adult.

A Nickel for the Boatman, although a novel, is very historically correct, explaining some of the difficulties that were found in early South Florida, mostly Miami and the Florida Keys. This 216-page book pulls you in to experiencing the 1928 devastating hurricane, the mystery of the Florida Everglades, prohibition and gangster activities, mixing in normal working class families and those wealthy industrialists who came down in the winter to soak up the sun.

The book is so well written that it moves you along, keeping you on your toes to see what is going to happen next. The main thread is that Eddie is clever and is always looking for an opportunity to make some money. He gets involved with a seedy character who takes a liking to him and hires him to be his runner with dubious messages and envelopes. He is able to hide from his parents and priest what he is doing, but in the long run, it takes its toll.

Growing up in Miami, I especially loved this book, because it reminded me of so many places I had been and seen and the photos in the back of the book refreshed my memories. Another coincidence was the description of Al Capone’s mansion on Palm Island in Miami Beach, where I lived with my family, in the 1970s. My children went to school with the family that purchased the Capone residence and they spoke of going in the underground passageway that led to the intracoastal waterway for Capone’s quick getaway.

Describing downtown Miami, Ms. Luter wrote about the Cubans arriving in the 1960s, after Castro came into power. She also writes about Southwest 8th Street. Little Havana, now called “calle ocho,” which in many ways, is still reminiscent of the way it was. Today, diversity has come to Miami with all populations, so the outgrowth is amazing. You’ll truly enjoy reading this book!

About the author: Carol Luter Milot was born in Miami and had a long career in teaching. She and her husband, Andy, live in Richardson, Texas, where she spends time writing and enjoying photography. Her father,B. F. Parker, now in his 80s, who lived in Miami before he moved to Richardson, shared so much of his memories of Miami and was an inspiration for this book.

(To purchase To purchase A Nickel for the Boatman,, go to www.amazon.com.)

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Lemon Lasagna for Dessert

Why not turn lasagna into dessert with layers of cookies, cream cheese, lemon pudding and whipped cream. A creamy and delicious no bake dessert.

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Ingredients: Crust

• 1 package vanilla Oreos crushed

• 5 Tbls butter melted

Cream Cheese Layer

• 2 packages (8 oz) cream cheese softened

• 1 cup powdered sugar

• 1 cup heavy cream

• 1/4 cup powdered sugar

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

Lemon Layer

• 2 packages instant lemon pudding mix

• 3 cups cold milk

Topping

• 1 cup heavy cream

• 1/4 cup powdered sugar

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions: Crust

1. Mix together melted butter and Oreo crumbs. Press into a 13x9 inch baking dish. Place in fridge until ready to use.

Cream Cheese Layer

1. Using an electric mixer beat heavy cream until soft peaks. Add in 1/4 cup powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks.

2. Beat together cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Spread over Oreo crust. Place in fridge until ready for the next layer.

Lemon Layer

1. Whisk together instant pudding and milk for 2-3 minutes until it starts to thicken. Pour over cream cheese layer. Set in fridge until ready for the next layer.

Topping

1. Using an electric mixer beat heavy cream until soft peaks. Add in 1/4 cup powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks.

2. Spread over lemon pudding.

3. Place in fridge for 3-4 hours to set before serving.

In place of the homemade whipped cream you can use 8 oz of Cool Whip with the cream cheese, and 8 oz of Cool Whip for the topping.

(Recipe adapted from Lil’ Luna)

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New Year 2018 – It’s Resolution Time

Oh sure, we make great promises to ourselves and to others, but as the days pass those New Year’s bells, we often slip off that wagon of resolutions. That’s because we make too many resolutions to possibly keep track of let alone keep.

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So, here’s a suggestion. Make a few, that you will be able to realistically keep. Even if you slip up once in a while, you can jump right back on that wagon and continue.

Sit down and think about what two resolutions would change your life…such as staying on a diet, stop smoking, exercise every day, stay on a budget, etc. Write them down and every day you stay on your promises, put a gold star on that sheet.

One good resolution is to adopt a dog or cat. Now that’s a worthy one. In fact, once you get the pet, you will never forget to feed and walk it, as it will remind you. Pets wait in their cages in animal shelters and although they are cared for, it is not the same as finding someone who will love them, play with them, feed them, and take them into your family. If you are lonesome, a pet will dissolve that in a flash. If you can’t own one, you can be a dog walker, earn extra money and make a new friend.

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