Want to buy a used Land Rover that you know has been truly blessed? If so, look no further, as this Series IIA was previously owned by none other than the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Yes, you did read that correctly, you can buy the Dalai Lama’s Land Rover…
This car started its life back in February 1966, when it rolled off the production line before being shipped to Nepal. The Dalai Lama’s brother then picked it up and drove it to India, where Tenzin Gyatso has been living since the Tibetan uprising in 1959. This was then the official vehicle of His Holiness for over ten years.
Of course, living in the mountainous Dharamsala region of India means that this Land Rover has probably been put through its paces over the years. Once the Dalai Lama no longer needed it, his brother decided to keep the car maintained until 2005, when it was shipped to the Dalai Lama Foundation in California… And now you can buy it!
Going To Auction
The Land Rover is going up for sale at the RM Sotheby’s Auburn Fall auction very soon, in the hopes of raising money for Tibetan refugees. It underwent a full restoration back in 2006, so it’s in pretty good condition, especially as they used original parts costing more than $49,000. There is a guide price of between $100,000 and $150,000 which seems a lot for an old Series IIA, but then it did belong to His Holiness!
You’re unlikely to be able to get your hands on a vehicle more blessed than this, so it’s time to start repenting your previous car auction sins and get bidding on this!
40+ Soul-Healing Posts About Members of the Baby Boomer Generation
The news we hear about baby boomers isn’t always heartwarming. Luckily, there are some good baby boomers who are doing things right. These social media posts are a great place to look for soul-healing examples of baby boomers doing things right. These posts capture a more lighthearted side of boomers that leave us with a smile.
Ironing Out the Details
As we’ve already discussed, it’s often hard to come out. There are times it can be hard to gauge how someone will react and, of course, signs of support mean a lot.
When this person was getting ready for DC pride, their grandma came in and noticed something unacceptable. The bisexual pride flag their grandchild was about to carry was simply too wrinkled to leave a good impression. So, she set to work helping them get ready.
What a Cute Cat
As you get older, sometimes you just can’t see quite as well. Anyone who wears glasses knows that glancing at a text without them can lead to misunderstanding.
We can guess that this grandma either forgot her glasses or just didn’t get a chance to zoom in on the photo. We say this because that opossum clearly isn’t a cat. Although, now that’s she’s pointed it out, “furtive” is a pretty good word for this opossum’s expression.
There’s nothing that grandparents love quite as much as showing off the grandchildren they love so much. Unfortunately, there are certain places that this isn’t really a focus.
All this great-grandmother wanted to do was show off one of her great-grandchildren on Facebook. Somehow, she got a little mixed up and posted the picture on a local garage sale page. Everyone agreed he was probably a little too precious to sell on Facebook.
Keeping Up with the Times
We live in a time of rapid technological advancement. This can mean that for people who were born before the boom, it’s often hard to keep up.
After all, things have changed so quickly! Still, anyone can learn if they put their minds to it. This grandmother wanted to make sure that everyone could keep up with the trends and started a “phone class” for her friends. This way, they could all stay in touch and work their iPhones flawlessly.
There are days that you just need some time to relax. Yet, after work, you have to fix dinner and after all of that it might just be time to get some rest.
That’s why this grandma was ready to help out when she stopped by her grandchild’s house. Upon arriving, they made sure to find some food and some ingredients they’d need. Even though their grandchild promised to cook upon getting home, Grammy knew exactly what to do.
Never Going Back
Oftentimes, grandchildren get the chance to show their grandparents something modern that they aren’t familiar with. For this person, that was introducing their grandmother to Uber Eats.
She was into the idea too – in fact, she’s ready for more right away. We have to say, even though she seemed apprehensive at first, she took to the idea pretty quickly! We have to wonder what she wanted the second Uber for anyways. Maybe she just wanted to celebrate her new Wendy’s power.
Memes by Mail
Today, when someone wants to make their friends laugh, they probably send a meme in a text. On the other hand, this is a very modern invention that wasn’t possible not too long ago.
So, it makes sense that there might be boomers who haven’t quite caught on. When this person checked their mailbox one day, they had a letter from their grandparent. It’s a touching sentiment even if they chose a pretty slow way to share this comic.
There are grandparents who love to spoil their grandchildren. This often comes with a choice of clothes, maybe even some that boomers themselves have made.
This particular grandmother decided that a vest was the best way to show her grandson she cared. She took the time to make him one herself even, recommending that he save it for when he needed a good outfit for a party. We have to admire his enthusiasm for the shirt, it looks like he really likes it!
Keeping Romance Alive
Finding time to spend with your grandparents is essential if you have a good relationship with them. Still, just because they’re older doesn’t mean that they don’t have a schedule.
Another entry from Wholesome Boomer Content, this grandfather had to break the news that he couldn’t have dinner that night because it was date night. We can’t help but let his admission that he has a crush on his long-time wife is particularly heartwarming, even if it isn’t a well-kept secret.
There are plenty of people who have a collection of keepsakes from their childhood. For many people, this comes in a form like home videos or a photo book.
This grandfather took a different, even more involved approach for his grandchildren. When this grandchild’s birthday came around, he knew exactly what to give them. They received a gift of a stack of notebooks, all filled with his accounts of their early visits, each one written down right after the visit happened.
As we’ve said, it’s up to boomers to keep up with technology or not. In the end, just like anyone else, they can decide to jump onto a new digital trend or simply keep doing things the way that’s always worked for them.
This grandmother wanted to jump on a trend that’s become fairly unavoidable: selfies. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s a practice that comes naturally to everyone. Luckily, this grandma shared their attempt at their first selfie as it happened.
The downside of the internet is that as great as it can be, there are a lot of people who use their instantaneous connection for more nefarious means. In all, there are a lot of mean people online.
This person had a great way to deal with that. While it wasn’t quite a direct action, it would definitely make us think twice about our actions. We can’t blame her for judging the people mean to her grandchild, though.
Bragging About Their Wives
Too many people have seen boomers complaining about their significant others. Yet, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of couples who are deeply in love.
Based on the first panel of this post, it seems like this comment during a confessional on a show would turn into an ill-planned joke. On the contrary, he was only taking this chance to brag about how much he loves his wife – how romantic!
Very First Tweetle
Joining social media for the first time can be a little intimidating. After all, not many people want to risk making a mistake publicly.
This grandmother wasn’t afraid at all, though. Rather, she was determined to use her first “tweetle” to prove how cool she was to her grandson. She finished strong too with a joke that ends up being the perfect end to this wholesome tweet. All in all, it’s a great first message!
One Determined Baker
Even aside from jokes about boomers, it’s often been a cliche that you go to grandma’s house when you’re hungry. After all, people often associate their grandmother with home-cooked meals and baked goods.
There was a bit of a snag this time since this grandmother was two hours away from her grandchild. That didn’t deter her at all, though, and she made the trek to deliver the extra sheet cake that she made. What a sweet visit!
Supporting Each One
Given that each of their children are having children, many grandparents serve their role to many children. That doesn’t stop plenty of grandparents from making sure each of their grandchildren feels special.
When this grandfather’s grandchildren started going to college, he wanted them to know that he was proud of each and every one of them. To make this happen, he made sure to get a hat from each of these schools to show his school spirit.
Sending a Message
There are plenty of people – not just boomers – who create an odd turn of phrase now and again. It could be something you’ve never heard or just used in a new way.
As for this message, we’d be a little surprised as well to receive it from Gramma. After all, not many people would use the term “beautiful hunk of humanity” at all, much less on their grandchildren. Still, the message had a wholesome intention and would definitely make an impression.
Coming out to older family members can be particularly intimidating. Many people are anxious to tell their boomer family members about their identities.
As such, it’s always touching to see someone who reacts with wholehearted support. After this grandma’s grandchild came out to her as bisexual, she got straight to work. Soon after, she was able to gift this rainbow sweater to let her grandchild know that she was there for them and there to stand with them.
Proud of Your Accomplishments
While there are a lot of things boomers might say that tend to frustrate people, it’s nice to see someone spending their time bragging about their child or grandchild.
As for this grandfather, he reached out to make sure he was correct in how he was bragging about his grandchild’s tennis prowess. He quickly clarified that not only was he bragging to a friend named Bill but that Bill was impressed too!
Here to Comfort
A little empathy can be heartwarming, no matter whether it’s from boomers or someone else. Not to mention, dogs have a particular way of tugging our heartstrings too.
When this grandmother saw how nervous their dog was in the car, she elected to sit with him. Throughout the ride, the other people in the car heard her softly talking to the dog. She was reassuring him that he was safe and even went the extra mile so that he knew how brave he was being.
Using What They Have
We often take for granted the technology that we use every day. Interestingly, it’s boomers and people who didn’t grow up with that technology that sometimes give us perspective.
For instance, this exchange on YouTube tells a wonderful story about technology. This person wanted to identify this sound for so long but previously didn’t have an easy way to do it. With the advancement of technology, she got to do something that she said she’s wanted to do since she was a child!
When it comes down to it, a lot of the wholesome things we see boomers do often involve supporting their loved ones. Even if all they’re asked to do is jump into a photo.
This person was assigned a project that required them to take a photograph for someone. Upon asking their grandfather to serve as their model, he decided he needed a minute to get ready. After all, who doesn’t want to dress nicely when they work with a professional?
Finding Good Teachers
There are a lot of things that our smartphones do that are pretty cool. It can take a while to learn all of the possibilities you have with a smartphone too.
When this grandparent reached out to their granddaughter, they accidentally stumbled on one of these features. All in all, they were pretty pleased with the result. Not to mention, they were grateful their granddaughter was there to help and teach them new things constantly.
Who’s on Fire?
While we often turn to the internet for content like this, you might find wholesome boomers right at your local store. That’s what this person did.
Taking a look through the cards revealed this cute couple in one design. While we’re not quite sure what this card is for, we can guess it’s probably an anniversary card or a similar celebration. Either way, it’s wholesome to see such a cute joke on this card.
Yet to Reply
After some help moving from their grandma, this person did what many people do. They shot their grandma a text with a quick but heartfelt thank you.
The only problem was that this grandma wasn’t quite sure how to respond to her grandchild. Luckily, their mom was there to help their grandma. She let them know that while their grandmother was excited to receive the text, they were still working on learning how to reply.
Happy (Early) Birthday
There are few things quite as exciting as a surprise cookie. Although, it would be pretty confusing to receive a birthday cookie four months before their birthday.
As it turned out, this grandmother just wanted to show her grandchild that she loved them and missed them, even though they couldn’t make it themselves. When they pointed out the birthday date, she was ready with a sarcastic reply. We have to say, we’d keep the early birthday cookie too!
There are times that typos are easy to understand. Flipping a couple of letters usually isn’t a big deal and the reader can probably figure out what you’re saying.
Using the wrong word altogether can change the implications of what you say, though. This grandmother wanted to know what K-pop is but ended up asking a far more existential question. Although, we’re sure it probably comes down to the widespread popularity of pop music, no matter what language it’s in.
Fulfilling a Dream
One of the most wholesome types of content about boomers out there is the chance to see them fulfill their dreams or trying new things.
As for this grandma, she made a promise to her family. In the end, why not get a pink mohawk when you’re 90? On top of that, it really suits her, especially with a shirt that matches so perfectly. All in all, it’s a mohawk we love to see!
Meeting up with your grandparents for dinner is a great way to catch up. It can take a little coordinating, though, and the texts might sometimes surprise you.
There didn’t seem to be a lot of room for surprise when this person just let their grandchild know that they were on the way. Using voice-to-text revealed Nana’s burgeoning road rage at someone following her too closely. It’s really rounding it out with a wholesome text that makes this even better.
Some Love New Developments
Before reading the caption on this text exchange, you might wonder why all of these emojis go with a happy birthday message. What is the mermaid trying to convey, for instance?
As it turns out, this is just one message in a new trend. Once this dad learned what emojis were and how to access them on his phone, he became unstoppable. Now every text is spiced up with a few emojis, whether they fit or not.
An Unfortunate Mistake
If there’s one thing that tends to foil newer smartphone users, it’s suddenly having a camera wherever you go. While they try to use it as best as possible, the boomers in our lives sometimes make mistakes.
This grandfather just wanted to show his grandchildren their grandmother enjoying a new hobby. Instead, he accidentally just captured the woman next to her and sent a picture of her. This would definitely make for an awkward exchange.
Here for the Jokes
Many of us use our phones to share jokes and memes. So, it makes sense that this grandmother was looking forward to jumping on the bandwagon.
In fact, it was one of the first things she was ready to do now that she had a “handy dandy phone.” Even better, she kept true to her promise. As soon as she saw something her grandchild might find funny, she sent it over.
There in Trying Times
It’s always nice to see someone reach out to their loved ones just to remind them of how much they love them. Still, sometimes it’s a little anxiety-inducing.
When this grandfather reached out to let his granddaughter know how much he loved her, she was touched. Naturally, though, she was concerned as well. It turns out something tragic was happening: the local Taco Bell was closing its doors for good. The good news is that they’re pretty much everywhere.
They’re Just Making Sure
Once you make plans with someone, it’s never a bad idea to confirm. Texting is a great way to do this because then you have a reference in text if you need it.
That’s all this grandma really wanted to do when she texted to make sure that they were going to Golden Corral. On the other hand, she may not have meant to ask nine different times. Either way, the plan was clarified.
Communicating What They Need
One of the great things about technology is that it allows for instant communication. This can come in handy when you’re, for example, communicating your needs to someone.
In this case, this boomer needed a burger. They even managed to get their point across with emojis. Yet, autocorrect and misspellings haunt any of us from time to time and this person is no different. We guess they want a burger from the famous food chain, McDonnell’s.
A Fan of Wendy’s
Still, we can’t blame anyone for a soft spot for fast food. After all, it’s nice to grab a quick burger and fries from time to time.
Rather than sticking to McDonald’s or McDonnell’s, this grandmother knew that she needed a serving of Wendy’s for lunch. She was so excited, in fact, that she made sure to get the message through in all-caps three different times. We have to agree with her love for the chain’s chicken nuggets.
Grandma’s Garden Gnome
Birthday gifts can be pretty thoughtful if you put the time and energy into them. Once in a while, you’ll be lucky enough to stumble across the perfect thing too.
As for this person, they knew that their grandmother might like this gnome that looked a little familiar. They were right too! It ended up being one of her favorite gifts and it’s easy to see here just how happy she was to receive it.
Built for His Grandson
While surprising your grandparent with the perfect gift is great, boomers aren’t bad gift-givers themselves from time to time. This grandfather went above and beyond with his gift.
If you’re wondering what in this picture the gift is, it’s the rowboat bed his newborn family member is sleeping in. Not only that but he made the whole thing himself! That alone would make this bed a particularly touching gift that will surely be around a while.
Keeping You Updated
As we’ve said already, one of the great things about technology today is how easily you can get in touch with someone else. This opens the door for all sorts of conversations.
This grandma used their newfound power to keep their grandchild updated on their day-to-day activities. As a matter of fact, they were so detailed that they had to let them know when their dinner plans changed. We’re glad to hear they get “Burger King Time” at least.
Supporting New Shows
With so many streaming services and even cable TV programs, it’s hard to keep up with what’s popular. That’s why this grandfather was confused when he saw an ad for RuPaul’s Drag Race.
So, he turned to his grandchild who was surely more up-to-date with pop culture than him. Once they confirmed that it was a competition show about drag queens, this grandfather was pretty excited about the idea. We hope he got the chance to check out the show he was so excited about.
They Got There Eventually
Because texting is so instantaneous, most people expect prompt replies from the people they’re talking to. For a variety of reasons, this doesn’t always happen.
Still, there are times that the other person waiting might miss the message. After a while, though, it almost makes sense not to reply. As an example, responding to a birthday message in 2018 might not be so necessary in 2021. We suppose it’s still a touching moment, though.
The great thing about communicating with your loved ones frequently is that you can help them with their day-to-day problems. For this grandfather, that was a birthday wish.
Once his grandchild messaged him a birthday message, he answered back to thank them and make an oh-so-subtle hint about what they wanted for their birthday. We’re glad to see that they didn’t have to wait long to get the present they wanted to celebrate with.
They Don’t Always Get It Right
While it’s impressive to see our older relatives keeping up with technology, there’s sometimes a learning curve. It can take a while to learn something new!
This grandfather was doing his best to learn how to text his grandchildren. The only problem was that, for now, the texts were illegible, making the conversation difficult to continue. We’re sure that with a little more practice, he’ll have this new tech down.
They’ve Got Jokes
Everybody needs a laugh sometimes and making someone laugh can be fun. This grandma knew that a good joke might bring a smile to her grandkid’s face.
Naturally, though, she had to start out by finding the joke. Her grandchild guessed that she’d heard the joke from someone but that wasn’t quite the case. With the help of “Googlie,” she came by the joke in a self-sufficient and modern manner. It seems like she has the use of her smartphone down pretty well.
Close to Their Cats
Grandparents are very often associated with spoiling their grandchildren. However, let’s not so quickly write off their cats as well!
This cat looks fairly worried in these pictures because while he was playing, he managed to tear open one of his toys. Instead of just throwing it away, this grandmother set to work sewing it back up for her grandchild’s cat. All the while she worked on her patient, this cat looked on with concern and patience.