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Selling to the Grays

July 8, 2014

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Let’s count the number of times it has been brought to our (“our” meaning boomers and olders) attention that we are being shut out of popular advertising. Or let’s not. It’s a lot of times. That’s all you have to know. AARP Magazine has done it again, in an article titled “Who’s Afraid of A […]

Guerrilla Aging: It Starts With Owning Our Age

July 4, 2014

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  When we are very young, we want to be older. We want to run with the big boys. When we are teens, we want to look older, as well. We see the world of adulthood as intoxicating in its freedom of choice. Yet, when we actually do become adults and can appreciate the responsibility […]

Aunt Gert Goes into A Nursing Home

June 30, 2014

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  Today, Life in the Boomer Lane and Now Husband moved her Aunt Gert from an assisted living facility in Pennsylvania to a nursing home in Northern Virginia. She invites anyone who cares, to join her in being outraged that a perfectly lucid (albeit heavily medicated and emotionally fragile) human being is forced to go […]

Biodynamic Farming: Poop in A Ram’s Horn

June 3, 2014

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Friends of Life in the Boomer Lane belong to a food coop.  When they are out-of-town, she and Now Husband receive their share (30 lbs of root vegetables).  Or an extra loaf of bread.  The bread (and everything else), she was informed, was the product of biodynamic farming. LBL, plunk in the middle of her […]

Guerrilla Aging: The Next Twenty Years

May 30, 2014

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  I celebrated my 67th birthday this month, happy to be on this side of the dirt.  Because of circumstances that occurred twenty years ago, the way I look at birthdays and aging has changed. One of my closest friends had just died of breast cancer. We were born in the same month in the […]

Let’s Talk Ice Cream

May 27, 2014

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  With the exception of some pretty blatant misrepresentation at the time Life in the Boomer Lane, age seven, was about to undergo a tonsillectomy: “You’ll be able to eat all the ice cream you want!” (The ice cream took on the form of nail-embedded sandpaper as it went down LBL’s throat), LBL has been […]

Guerrilla Aging: Lucky Seven

May 23, 2014

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                                                                  The following is a guest post from Carol Lostetter, the author of Just My Life. Seven years ago, Carol entered the mystical, overwhelming, […]

Guerrilla Aging: Guerrilla My Dreams

May 16, 2014

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        The following is a guest post from Janis, the author of the blog Retirementally Challenged.  Today is her actual last day of work. On this most special occasion, she shares with us what it means to look back and to look forward.  ***** As a young girl, I would often daydream about […]

Sex and Good Grammar

May 15, 2014

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  An alert reader sent Life in the Boomer Lane a joke titled “Sex and Good Grammar,” about a 74-year-old man who gets his fondest wish for his birthday.  LBL won’t go into the details of the joke.  She invites readers to Google it on their own.  Instead, LBL got to thinking about the grammar […]

The Shopping Maul

April 28, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane loves to shop. Anywhere, anytime, anyplace. (A digression here: LBL is not a shopaholic. Nor is she wealthy. Often, she buys nothing when she shops. When she does buy, it is mostly items on sale or on discount. And most of what she buys she returns anyway, which is […]

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