A Look Back and A Look Way Back

August 13, 2018

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After Then Husband and I married and went to grad school, we lived frugally and saved most of our monthly fellowship stipends.  At the end of the year, we had saved enough for a student flight to Europe, two sleeping bags, a Coleman stove, and a pup tent. We had enough left over for eight […]

Posted in: history, travel

Your Life in Trash

August 1, 2018

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Some years ago, when Life in the Boomer Lane decided to create a stone patio/terrace in her backyard, she hired a man whose father had been a gifted stone mason. Allegedly, the son had been taught by his dad.  Although the project began well, the son’s drinking and unreliability ended with LBL paying the last […]

IQ’s Slippery Slope

July 23, 2018

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At any given moment, half of the US population is walking around wondering what on earth has happened to the other half.  Are they not paying attention? Do they not realize what is happening to this country? Do they not see the erosion of human rights, the widening gap of haves and have-nots, the destruction […]

Lord of the Flies

July 18, 2018

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A couple of weeks ago, a pesky (aren’t they all) fly entered Life in the Boomer Lane’s house. LBL loves all living creatures. She makes an exception for mosquitoes and flies. She yelled to Now Husband to kill the fly. Now Husband rushed into the room holding a can of insect spray and proceeded to […]

Posted in: humor, husband, satire

Friday the 13th

July 16, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane was home several days ago, minding her business and having nothing in particular to do. She whiled away the time listening to POTUS call his own interview with the London Sun newspaper, in which he had dissed the Prime Minister of the UK,  “fake news.” May’s reaction was to move […]

Humanity Packs A Suitcase

July 9, 2018

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Much of the chaos that appears to be currently sweeping the planet stems from the penchant humans have for not staying in one place. Instead, whether because of some kind of political or climatic upheaval or boredom with their own cave and a need to explore new ones, they moved restlessly about the planet.  After […]

When Mustard Becomes A Sex Toy

July 5, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a close friend who is so old that she doesn’t even qualify as a Boomer. Her last relationship ended before Facebook began and people needed to show hundreds of others what they ate for breakfast each morning.  But life, in its infinite wisdom and unending need for amusement, has […]