Site Links










Top Posters
Dotsie 23647
chatty lady 20267
jawjaw 12025
jabber 10032
Dianne 6123
Latest Photos
car
Useable gifts!
Winter wonderland/fantasy for real
The Soap lady meets the Senator
baby chicks
Angel
Quilted Christmas Stocking
Latest Quilt
Shelter from the storm
A new life
Who's Online
0 Registered (), 36 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
3239 Members
63 Forums
16332 Topics
210704 Posts

Max Online: 409 @ 01/17/20 03:33 AM
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
#203225 - 05/08/10 01:02 AM The Pill...
yonuh Offline
Member

Registered: 06/14/06
Posts: 2447
Loc: Arizona
...is 50 years old

on Mother's Day this year.

How ironic is that??
_________________________
Well-behaved women rarely make history. - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
http://ruthrainwater.wordpress.com/
http://newbeginningsgratitudejournal.wordpress.com/
http://sablewings.wordpress.com/

Top
#203230 - 05/08/10 10:34 AM Re: The Pill... [Re: yonuh]
Dotsie Offline
Founder

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
Wow. Hard to believe there was once no such thing.
_________________________
Founder Emeritus of Boomer Women Speak and the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.
www.nabbw.com
www.boomerwomenspeak.com


Top
#203277 - 05/10/10 01:43 AM Re: The Pill... [Re: Dotsie]
yonuh Offline
Member

Registered: 06/14/06
Posts: 2447
Loc: Arizona
I can remember back in the mid-late 60s, you could only get a prescription if you were going to be married within a couple of months. Of course, there were ways to get around that restriction! smile

There was also quite a brouhaha from lawmakers - birth control was such a threat to them. They were outraged that women wouldn't want to be 'barefoot and pregnant' and tied to the home. It took some time, but thank goodness things are a little different now.
_________________________
Well-behaved women rarely make history. - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
http://ruthrainwater.wordpress.com/
http://newbeginningsgratitudejournal.wordpress.com/
http://sablewings.wordpress.com/

Top
#203280 - 05/10/10 07:39 AM Re: The Pill... [Re: yonuh]
Edelweiss2 Offline


Registered: 09/09/08
Posts: 779
Loc: American living in Germany
I remember taking the pill for the first time. I thought it was one of the best inventions ever.
_________________________
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Top
#203304 - 05/11/10 12:45 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: Edelweiss2]
jawjaw Offline
Da Queen

Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
That, a hysterectomy, and Oreo's....God's gift to us.

Top
#203310 - 05/11/10 01:13 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: jawjaw]
Edelweiss2 Offline


Registered: 09/09/08
Posts: 779
Loc: American living in Germany
Or tweezers, nail clippers, and marzipan. :-)
_________________________
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Top
#203315 - 05/11/10 01:28 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: Edelweiss2]
jawjaw Offline
Da Queen

Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Or hairdressers, jeans that button without a struggle, and Elvis sightings.

Top
#203316 - 05/11/10 02:30 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: jawjaw]
yonuh Offline
Member

Registered: 06/14/06
Posts: 2447
Loc: Arizona
They're called elastic waist pants, JJ!!
_________________________
Well-behaved women rarely make history. - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
http://ruthrainwater.wordpress.com/
http://newbeginningsgratitudejournal.wordpress.com/
http://sablewings.wordpress.com/

Top
#203320 - 05/11/10 04:05 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: yonuh]
Edelweiss2 Offline


Registered: 09/09/08
Posts: 779
Loc: American living in Germany
Or iron free shirts, bobby pins, and frozen pizzas.
_________________________
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Top
#203321 - 05/11/10 04:24 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: Edelweiss2]
yonuh Offline
Member

Registered: 06/14/06
Posts: 2447
Loc: Arizona
Or microwave ovens.
_________________________
Well-behaved women rarely make history. - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
http://ruthrainwater.wordpress.com/
http://newbeginningsgratitudejournal.wordpress.com/
http://sablewings.wordpress.com/

Top
#203343 - 05/12/10 05:04 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: yonuh]
Josie Offline
Member

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1211
Loc: NJ
Or chocolate, burgers, pizza....and yes, a second vote for elastic-waist jeans. hahaha
_________________________
Josie smile

Top
#203367 - 05/12/10 11:37 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: Josie]
jawjaw Offline
Da Queen

Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Amen on the elastic things. I get a THANK YOU note from the elastic manufacturers every year.

And humor...we all need it.

Top
#203374 - 05/13/10 03:08 AM Re: The Pill... [Re: jawjaw]
Edelweiss2 Offline


Registered: 09/09/08
Posts: 779
Loc: American living in Germany
Speaking of elastic, rubber bands are a great invention too.

And humor? You invented that JJ.
_________________________
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Top
#203382 - 05/13/10 01:23 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: Edelweiss2]
jawjaw Offline
Da Queen

Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Ahhhh...ain't you just the sweetest thang? (Said in her best Southern voice)

What about music...isn't that just the greatest invention? And forums, too. Otherwise, we'd all be talking to ourselves. LOL!

Top
#203393 - 05/13/10 02:46 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: jawjaw]
yonuh Offline
Member

Registered: 06/14/06
Posts: 2447
Loc: Arizona
I do talk to myself, JJ, all the time! Sometimes I even answer myself, too! Scary! smile
_________________________
Well-behaved women rarely make history. - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
http://ruthrainwater.wordpress.com/
http://newbeginningsgratitudejournal.wordpress.com/
http://sablewings.wordpress.com/

Top
#203394 - 05/13/10 02:51 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: yonuh]
jawjaw Offline
Da Queen

Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
I thought everybody did that...no?

Top
#203451 - 05/14/10 02:43 AM Re: The Pill... [Re: yonuh]
Anne Holmes Administrator Offline
Boomer in Chief

Registered: 03/12/10
Posts: 3212
Loc: Illinois
It's hard to imagine what life was like for women back before the invention of "The Pill." It certainly was a game changing invention.

What do you think has impacted our lives today as significantly as The Pill did our youth?

Anne
_________________________
Boomer in Chief of Boomer Women Speak and the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.
www.nabbw.com
www.boomerwomenspeak.com
www.boomerlifestyle.com
www.boomerco.com

Top
#203462 - 05/14/10 10:11 AM Re: The Pill... [Re: Anne Holmes]
chatty lady Offline
Writer

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 20267
Loc: Nevada
Free and acceptable abortions. Some of these gals use abortion like birth control, "Oh, I'm pregnant again, what a bother, well off to the butcher to kill another one!"

Makes a decent person especially one wanting to have a child so badly, want to vomit... Unsympathetic, convenient abortions are something that impact so many lives especially those that never get a chance to have a life.
_________________________
Take a peek at my BLOG:

http://charleen-micheles.blogspot.com/


Top
#203641 - 05/19/10 12:57 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: chatty lady]
jabber Offline
Member

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 10032
Loc: New York State
I took the pill, when it first showed up in the '60S. Now they're talking about Viagra for women! What a hoot!


Edited by jabber (05/20/10 12:12 PM)

Top
#203677 - 05/20/10 02:41 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: chatty lady]
Josie Offline
Member

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1211
Loc: NJ
It greatly saddens me that 40 million very young American men and women were snuffed out over the last few decades.

Having said that as a Christian nurse who believes in our Constitutional guarantee of LIFE, liberty and the pusuit of happiness for everyone, I DO believe in the use of the birth control pill, and also the "morning after" pill, which is given within a few hours of sex.

We've come a long way from the days of the Roman Empire, and even the archaic days of our youth, when so little was known about babies doing very well being born even super early.

I worked OB-GYN for 15 years, and I can tell you that fetal surgery technology is fabulous.

I celebrate any method of birth control decided upon by young women and men in conjunction with their trusted healthcare proessional, which does not infringe upon the rights of young men and women "on the inside and growing."

PS: I do not support government involvement in such matters.

Just my opinion......
_________________________
Josie smile

Top
#203678 - 05/20/10 02:44 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: jabber]
Josie Offline
Member

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1211
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: jabber
I took the pill, when it first showed up in the '60S. Now they're talking about Viagra for women! What a hoot!


Yes, I saw recent articles about Viagra for women. hahaha I wonder if they'll have commercials advising women to seek immediate medical attention if their "lips" stand straight up for more than 4 hours.
_________________________
Josie smile

Top
#203682 - 05/20/10 03:09 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: Josie]
jawjaw Offline
Da Queen

Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! OUT LOUD!

Top
#203695 - 05/20/10 03:37 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: jawjaw]
jabber Offline
Member

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 10032
Loc: New York State
Josie,
That was a good one! I never saw a man, with any part, which could stand straight for four hours. Even men laugh at those
commercials! Wonder who the kook was that wrote that???


Edited by jabber (05/22/10 01:08 PM)

Top
#203725 - 05/21/10 04:50 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: jabber]
Josie Offline
Member

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1211
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: jabber
Josie,
That was a good one! I never saw a man, with any part, which could stand straight for four hours. Even men laugh at that
commercials! Wonder who the kook was that wrote that???


Probably the kook who wrote that "interesting warning" was given quite a "raise" in salary. Look how many paid attention to that part and now take Viagra. hahaha
_________________________
Josie smile

Top
#203740 - 05/22/10 01:11 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: Josie]
jabber Offline
Member

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 10032
Loc: New York State
The ad where 2 adults, each have their own bathtub beside the seashore, is a hoot. Anybody know folks' with a setup like that?

Top
#203749 - 05/22/10 05:09 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: jabber]
Dotsie Offline
Founder

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
Josie, what a hoot.

I do not have the two tub set-up, but would prefer one big tub!
_________________________
Founder Emeritus of Boomer Women Speak and the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.
www.nabbw.com
www.boomerwomenspeak.com


Top
#203823 - 05/24/10 06:35 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: Dotsie]
Josie Offline
Member

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1211
Loc: NJ
I know of no one including myself, who would risk mosquitoes, bird poop and bees, just to sit outside naked. In separate tubs. In any location. For any reason. hahaha

...... We have a grand jacuzzi in our master bathroom, which I thought would make for some romantic evenings. So one night soon after we first moved into our new home, I got the candles out, put some "easy-listenin" music on, and filled up the tub with scented water & bubbles for an evening with hubby.... Neither one of us counted on the on/off jacuzzi switch to be located on the other side of the bathroom. So hubby had to get out, turn the jacuzzi on, and climb back into a large tub, which now made our wrinkles vibrate, and it sounded like a loud train motor. He tried to shout "I love you"...... while I was shouting junior obscenities for him to turn that darn motor off.

Needless to say, we've never turned the jacuzzi on since. And he and I ended up fighting that night about whose idea it was to buy "that thing" for our new home. lol

So much for boomer-romance in a tub.
_________________________
Josie smile

Top
#203829 - 05/24/10 07:14 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: Josie]
jawjaw Offline
Da Queen

Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
OMG...you're non-adventure sounds like something that would happen to me. I'm sorry, but I had to giggle. I hope you two did later!

I have never liked those tubs. They feel like a small boat with no oars and the motors are so loud, as you know. They're great if you want a bubble-bath sans the man. But anything else...no thanks.

Top
#203841 - 05/24/10 11:08 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: jawjaw]
jabber Offline
Member

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 10032
Loc: New York State
Josie,
That was an amusing story. We have an ordinary size tub with a
jacuzzi; WB installed it shortly after we moved in here, 25 years ago. I use it now and again, he never uses it. I have friends who have a huge, many person can fit in, jacuzzi on their second floor. But the thing is, heated water breeds germs; so who wants anyone but the people who own the thing to be sitting in there, to begin with? Not me! No thanks!

That commercial with those dual tubs beside the seashore seems
crazy to me. So does that one where people are hitting each other when a certain type of car drives passed. That's kookie!
They hit the person beside them as hard as they can. Anyone
hit me that hard, I'd be gone, never to return!

Top
#203900 - 05/25/10 07:34 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: jabber]
Di Offline
Member

Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 2798
Loc: NM, transplant from NJ
The "Pill" was my nemesis.

Doctors used it to "cover" my endometriosis. For years and years when I complained of severe bleeding/cramps etc. all they did was hand me a prescription for the PILL. All it did was mask the problems I truly had.

Then a great doctor finally had me undergo some tests only to find that it was "too late" to save my reproductive organs. The endo had diseased all of my insides and it all came out in a flash.

So..the PILL never did me any good. frown

Top
#203901 - 05/25/10 08:45 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: Di]
jawjaw Offline
Da Queen

Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Jabber, I totally agree with you and I used to own a VW. Well, me and the bank. But I hate that commercial. It is a remake of one years and years ago. It wasn't funny then, it ain't now.

Di, that is so horrible. I too suffered as you did but once I was on the Pill, it wasn't so bad. After my second son though, it increased, as endometriosis will. I have to have a HERstorectomy, too. I'm sorry you went through this.

Top
#203907 - 05/25/10 10:12 PM Re: The Pill... [Re: jawjaw]
Di Offline
Member

Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 2798
Loc: NM, transplant from NJ
I think my Mother had endo as well. Back then, in the early 70's she was "hemorrhaging"; hence a hysterectomy. But this was after she gave birth to us four kids.

Top
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >



NABBW.com | Forum Testimonials | Newsletter Sign Up | View Our Newsletter | Advertise With Us
About the Founder | Media Room | Contact BWS
Resources for Women | Boomer Books | Recent Reads | Boomer Links | Our Voices | Home

Boomer Women Speak
9672 W US Highway 20, Galena, IL 61036 • info@boomerwomenspeak.com • 1-877-BOOMERZ

Boomer Women Speak cannot be held accountable for any personal relationships or meetings face-to-face that develop because of interaction with the forums. In addition, we cannot be held accountable for any information posted in Boomer Women Speak forums.

Boomer Women Speak does not represent or endorse the reliability of any information or offers in connection with advertisements,
articles or other information displayed on our site. Please do your own due diligence when viewing our information.

Privacy PolicyTerms of UseDisclaimer

Copyright 2002-2019 • Boomer Women SpeakBoomerCo Inc. • All rights reserved