Welcome Joan's Journeyers. The time was 1983 when pop-culture princess Cyndi Lauper burst upon the music scene with her electrifying song, Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Forty-two years later, this multi-talented international superstar is heralded for more than 30 years as a celebrity singer/songwriter of new wave, rock and roll, and popular music. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1952, Lauper is a dedicated humanitarian activist and awaits June 2015 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

One of my favorite radio stations, Oldies, recently played Lauper's song,

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

I come home in the morning light.

My mother says when you gonna live your life right?

Oh mother dear, we're not the fortunate ones.

And girls they want to have fun.

Oh girls, just want to have fun.

 -- Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun/ LYRICS © SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC


As I listened to the song, I thought, "That's what I want to do with senior living. I want to have fun. It's my time to have fun."

To see how Joan is having fun in senior living, read Joan’s Journey, Part 27.