Browsing All posts tagged under »holiday«

How to be A Jewish Boomer and Still Celebrate Christmas

December 16, 2013


  Jews throughout history have devised clever ways to horn in on the Christmas holiday. They have, like Life in the Boomer Lane, married Christians. They have created their own traditions which usually involve going to the movies and/or eating Chinese food. They get trees and festoon them with blue ornaments and call them Chanukah […]

Who Was Jesus?

December 19, 2012


Provocative title, no?  This post-menopausal Jewish woman has been around a long time, but unfortunately, not quite long enough to give you a first-hand account of the true story about Judaism’s most famous son.  (Jewish moms today dream of their sons becoming doctors, but Mary put to shame the ubiquitous “My son is a doctor” […]

Being Chanukah in A Christmas World

December 2, 2011


(The following is the fifth in my new series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a slow weekend.) When I was little, I wanted Christmas.  I didn’t care that […]

For me, The Day is The Day After.

December 25, 2010


It’s Christmas morning.  Life in the Boomer Lane’s three children, their two spouses (No, two of her children don’t share a spouse.  Her younger son’s girlfriend is with her family in Myrtle Beach, SC) and her grandson and two dogs are at her ex’s house.  There, they, like every other person in the world except LBL, […]

My Daughter’s Christmas in London

December 23, 2010


My Daughter's Christmas in London

December 23, 2010


I’ve Got Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Pill Bottle

December 13, 2010


  A couple days ago, while going about the always fascinating business of my life, I was overcome with an astonishing sense of well-being.  It was as though zen-infused Karo Syrup was oozing throughout my veins.  I believed, as I walked along the aisle of Target that I had found the true meaning of life […]


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