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The Infamous Reverse Scam

January 11, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like anyone else except someone in the witness protection program, loves receiving packages.  Jut the sight of a box on the front porch lifts her spirits for the entire day. Even if the package has “Prime” printed all over it, LBL will happily throw herself into the gaping maw of […]

Being Chanukah in A Christmas World

December 2, 2011

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(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 […]

Looking A Gift Horse in the Mouth

September 29, 2010

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When my husband Dan was in Greece this past month, he saw a friend of his who was visiting there from his home in Germany.  He and his wife stayed with us last year and I still affectionately refer to them as “The Guests From Hell.” The wife gave Dan two sets of long-handled spoons […]