For decades, Ken Hechler has served his country and witnessed the biggest moments in history. He interrogated Hitler's top commanders before Nuremberg, marched with Dr. King on Selma and taught alongside Einstein. Now 97, he's still making history.
Joanie Schirm is a retired CEO who, in many ways, represents the new face of retirement. She's still learning, still growing, still active in her community and still working. Only these days, she's working on a passion project -- genealogy.
At 89, he's witnessed some of the biggest moments in history, and now he's using his life experiences to create a world of political satire.
Growing Bolder TV: Joanie Schirm
Lately, the number of people digging into their family trees has been skyrocketing, especially among Boomers. Take Joanie Schirm for example, a retired CEO who has reinvented herself as an author and historian after discovering her family's secrets.
Day That Still Lives in Infamy
More than 70 years after the attack, the wounds of Pearl Harbor are still fresh for many survivors. Jack Colby was there that day and says even though he doesn't like to look back, he thinks every American needs to remember those who died.
Inside the Story: Betty Wall
Betty Wall Strohfus was one of a handful of female pilots in World War II. She was in her 70s when she felt compelled to honor her fellow WASPs by telling her story. Now at 91, she's more proud, passionate and feisty than ever.
Flying on B17
Last Friday Bruce had the thrill of flying in a B17 to celebrate his 74th birthday. He belongs to...
Aviator, inventor and doctor Forest Bird has saved millions of lives with his inventions and innovations. Find out how this proud American is still making a difference.
Why HBO Should Be in Charge of History Lessons
With all due respect to Ken Burns, I think his days as America's favorite history-teller are numbered. Like many, I was fascinated by his series on the Civil War, baseball and World War II. But, if I'm totally honest, I must confess that sometimes it felt like a chore to get through some of the episodes. So, when my husband recommended that we check out the recent HBO series about John Adams, I...
Become a Bold Blogger!
Hey GrowingBolder.com Members! We're getting some great blogs from some of you! For those of you still standing on the cyber-sidelines, jump on into the game!
A blog is short for a Web log. Blogs can be as short or as long as you want them to be and can focus on anything you're thinking about. Maybe you saw a great movie (or not-so-great, for that matter) this weekend. Or maybe the season...