Browsing All Posts filed under »holidays«

Using Candy to Understand the World

November 3, 2017

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Donald Trump Jr, devoted family man and bold slayer of large helpless mammals in Africa, took half of his daughter’s Halloween candy away, as a way to teach her the perils of socialism.  He told her that her candy was going to “some kid who sat at home.”  Life in the Boomer Lane is grateful […]

How to Appreciate 2016

December 28, 2016

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For those of you who look back and see 2016 as a year that felt like a trip through a scary haunted house in which, after you have narrowly avoided death at every turn, the monster waits until you are just outside and then, when you think you are home free, he catches up with […]

My 10 Holiday Wishes for You

December 21, 2016

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Dear Readers, May you find joy this year in the loving embrace of family and friends. Or, if not,  watching a really good movie, with some really tasty popcorn in your mouth. May you appreciate all the wonder and bounty in your life.  Or, if not, believe that wonder and bounty are seriously overrated. May […]

The New Dishwasher: Part 2

November 29, 2016

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Having just barely survived a love and chaos-filled Thanksgiving, Life in the Boomer Lane has been experiencing the same kind of whiplash that Mitt Romney must be feeling right now. But, while Mitt is being forced to remain in the political purgatory mode, LBL can move on to other important issues in her life and […]

Pre-Thanksgiving: Joyful Mayhem Involving Large Appliances

November 23, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just hosted her children and grandchildren in a pre-Thanksgiving research project to test the theory that a house can hold 5.5 times the number of people it was designed to hold, as long as they are all related to each other. Six adults and five children occupied a space normally […]

A Pre-Holiday Gift to Readers

October 3, 2016

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It’s never too early to start gearing up for the holidays, especially nowadays when Halloween blurs into Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving blurs into Christmas and all of that blurs into the end of life when we realize that we have forgotten to put out the trash or hide embarrassing photos we have stashed away somewhere. Life […]

4 Crafts for the Holiday Season

July 18, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane has discovered the perfect way to mentally bypass the anxiety-inducing current political season. Thanks to this guest post from Debra Lewis, LBL can zip right into thoughts of the holidays. Hopefully, the holidays will still be there by the time late fall arrives.  Debbie Lewis is an aspiring  writer, mother, […]

A Better Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2016

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  Valentine’s Day, like most holidays we celebrate, started with pagan people being slapped with strips of goat hide dipped in sacrificial blood.  Because Match.com hadn’t been invented yet, young women, after being slapped, placed their names into a big urn, and bachelors would choose a name and would be paired with that woman.  After […]

My Mother, Not Me

May 8, 2015

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  Life in the Boomer Lane doesn’t need Mother’s Day to think about her own mother. She does that, pretty much, all throughout the year. She lost her mother four decades ago, before her mother could have experienced the joy of grandchildren. LBL would have liked to have been the kind of person her mom […]

A Commitment to Ignore Good Advice in 2015

December 31, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has reached an age that allows her to look back at all the great advice she has gotten over the decades and respond with flagrant disregard, or at least with a bit of tweaking. These include: Act your age. LBL has been struggling with this one for decades, especially during […]