Rolling Chairs

September 13, 2021

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I recently saw a reference to rolling chairs. I haven’t thought about those chairs in decades. They were a fixture of my walks on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, back in the 60s and 70s. They were wicker, had wheels, and many were pushed manually. Most of the riders were, through my young eyes, older […]

Posted in: memories

Dr Snow and the Monkey

September 7, 2021

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A good friend of Life in the Boomer Lane’s Now Husband retired to Maine a few years ago, to be closer to his family. Recently, he threw out his back, and was on the verge of being bedridden. Now Husband called him a few days ago, to check up on him. He didn’t pick up. […]

Posted in: friendship, humor, illness

The Lone Voter State

September 3, 2021

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Texas lays claim to the fact that it was once its own country. Colonized in the eighteenth century by the Spanish, Texas declared its independence from Mexico on┬áMarch 2, 1836. Texans stood their ground at that bastion of American Pluckiness, The Alamo. Countless children, thrilled by the story of the brave frontiersmen fighting for freedom […]

Catch Up

August 30, 2021

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LBL hasn’t posted anything in quite some time. She has spent most of that time with family, reminding herself that, when both children and then grandchildren have all been successfully potty-trained, life becomes far more civilized. Unlike her children and grandchildren, the world has not yet been able to successfully potty train itself. While she […]

Too Old for Big Muscles, Too Young for Psychological Well-Being

July 12, 2021

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For those who have Pollyanna Personality Disorder (Trumpers will eventually realize that they been brainwashed by a loathsome toad. Dems and Republicans will find common ground. The Age of Aquarius is dawning. The world is not ending.), there is something stupendous and amazing about every single age of life. In spite of the fact that […]

Posted in: research

Beyond Justice

June 23, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane has known Heather for 60 years. They met on the first day of ninth grade, cemented a friendship that would last decades. It would take LBL too long to describe her. LBL will simply say that Heather flirted with the world. In the absence of people or animals, she would […]

Posted in: current events

A Wandering Jew

June 17, 2021

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I‘m not a fan of walking. I know how to walk, and I walk when it’s necessary. Some years ago, I walked 60 miles in three days in order to raise money for breast cancer research. I walked in honor of a close friend who died in her forties of the disease. I walk 1.5 […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

Selling Your Home vs Aging in Place: 3 Options for Safe Senior Living

June 10, 2021

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The following is a guest post, written by Karen Weeks. Karen is a Senior Lifestyle blogger. She struggled to find a new sense of purpose after retirement which made way to learn a new skill and took a computer course. She then created ElderWellness.net as a resource for seniors who wish to keep their minds, […]

Posted in: aging, baby boomers

Oldushka

June 6, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane is about to say something positive about something that is happening in Russia. Contrary to what some readers may believe at this point, Donald Trump, Former Guy and Loyal Russian Supporter, had nothing to do with this post. Russia, for all it’s megalomaniacal intrusions into the US presidential election and […]

Posted in: aging

Older, Faster, Tougher Part 2

June 1, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane will begin with an explanation to Loyal Readers. This post is not a follow up to the last post about LBL’s gym attendance. LBL’s going to the gym has never, in all the decades that have gone on, resulted in her being faster, or tougher, although she does seem to […]

Posted in: aging, physical fitness