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Why I’d Rather Be 65 Than 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, or 55

May 3, 2012

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Age 5:  I was Raggedy Ann to Neil Fishbein’s Raggedy Andy in the end-of-year school show.  I loved Neil and he loved me.  This would seem to set me up for a lifetime of bliss (talk about “getting old together”) but, the day ended tragically.  My fake braids smeared my heavy white theatrical face paint […]

A Valentine for Someone I Hate

February 13, 2012

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To the person who spelled my middle name incorrectly on my birth certificate: I applaud you for your creative license.  You took a strange spelling and turned it into an even stranger spelling. You recognized that although I was merely minutes old, I strove to be unique. To my first grade teacher who looked at […]

My Friend Bill

December 16, 2011

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(The following is the seventh in Life in the Boomer Lane’s 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.) This month, Now Husband and LBL lost […]

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 […]

Where I’m From: I Am From City Streets

August 21, 2011

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Life in the Boomer Lane is from city streets.  From small houses planted in long rows, brick flowers that rose precariously from concrete soil, hugging each other for safety.  From a gathering of European immigrants who found America by following the vegetable man who came down the street in a horse and wagon. LBL is from city […]

My Father’s Tallis

June 14, 2011

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s dad was born in Poland, seven years before the start of World War I.  In addition to the massive upheaval going on throughout Eastern Europe at the time, it was additionally dangerous to be a Jew.  And to be a poverty-stricken Jew at such time indicated the potential for a very […]

Gotta Love Joisey

May 10, 2011

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I’ve had several messages from the universe lately. Some people get messages from the universe about saving countries or leading their people to freedom or fighting for human rights.  I’m not one of those people. Because I grew up in Phiadelphia, I get messages about New Jersey. I spent a lot of time at the […]

The Monetization of Hopscotch

April 1, 2011

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Seriously.  Life in the Boomer Lane has never, even in a drug-induced Happyland stupor while seated in Dr Gerald’s dental chair, ever thought about blogging about Hopscotch.  Come on now.  Hopscotch?  Is there a more basic children’s game?  Yes, there is.  That one where you hide something in your hand and shove both fists in front […]

A Dialog With My 13 Year Old Self

January 11, 2011

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So, 13, yesterday I was throwing out some stuff in the attic and I found the diary you kept 50 years ago.  I’m a little bit appalled  confused about some of the things in there.  Listen 63, I’m not stupid.  I saw you wanted to use the word “appalled.”  And that diary had a lock […]

Happy 2011, via 1960 and 1963 and 1975 and…

December 30, 2010

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When my ex and I split almost 20 years ago, the only items of real value to me that I wanted to take were the photos, the children’s memorabilia, my own memorabilia, and  my artwork.  Along the way, some of these items disappeared.  Others were forgotten. A couple months ago, my ex and his wife […]