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Old Man Walking

July 4, 2019

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He was closing in on 70 and had retired several years earlier. His reward for a life of responsibility and hard work was to eat what he wanted, drink what he wanted, and enjoy his marriage and his family. He happily coasted on the fruits of his lifelong labors. In his late sixties, he had […]

Where There’s A Will

May 3, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has always prided herself in being a take-charge person. She makes major life decisions easily and never lets the mail pile up. She takes full responsibility for all areas of her life, except for technology, and everyone knows that technology isn’t something that anyone should ever take responsibility for. She […]

Tracings

October 31, 2018

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It’s impossible to say what remains of a life departed. To loved ones, vivid memories, for sure.  To those who came in more casual contact, moments of memories less vivid. To those who never knew the departed, perhaps an awareness of who they had been in life. What is left of those who were never […]

Two Farewells

June 11, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s travel to Turkey, Bahrain, and Dubai actually began in Brooklyn.  There, she engaged in her usual pastime of enjoying the company of her daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons, as well as testing the limits of her back by hoisting her youngest grandson, almost two-years-old, into and out of his crib […]

The Dying Show: Episode 2

April 30, 2018

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I’ve just returned from my third visit with Janice, sole creator of  The Dying Show. I spoke to Janice the day before I was due to leave for Philly. The fact that she even answered the phone was pretty amazing. Even more so, the terror she was experiencing was conveyed with the same sense of […]

The Dying Show

March 19, 2018

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I found out about a month ago that a woman, J,  who, throughout most of high school and college, was my best friend, was on Hospice care in a nursing home outside of Philadelphia. She was in the final stages of emphysema. Doctors couldn’t even say if she would make it to her birthday at […]

My Anti-Bucket List

April 17, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a good friend who often refers to her bucket list, when talking about travel. Every time she does this, it occurs to LBL that she, herself, has no bucket list like that. While she certainly has a lot of places she would love to see, she can’t say that […]