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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 […]

Surprising Things I Am Grateful For

November 25, 2014

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I am grateful for illegal aliens. My parents were born in Eastern Europe and each came here illegally.  To this day I get chills when I hear or sing the Star Spangled Banner. On occasion, I am brought to tears. I thank the universe that my grandparents did what had to be done so that […]

The Vamoose Party

November 28, 2013

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Those of you who enjoy reading about fun travel and adventure have, no doubt, heard of the antics of the Donner Party, a California Trail wagon train of eighty-one American pioneers who in 1846 found themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada. Thirty-six members of the party perished as a result of starvation, exposure, […]

The Collision of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving

November 19, 2013

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This year, the first night of Hanukkah (or Chanukah, for those able to gargle while speaking) arrives on the evening before Thanksgiving. For Jews in the US, this presents the need for a serious reordering of brain cells. Hanukkah (literal translation: The Holiday We Get, Because Everyone Else gets Christmas) has, for thousands of years […]

Thanksgiving in London and Paris: Snuggling Babies Across Borders

November 12, 2011

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(The following is the third 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.) I spent last Thanksgiving in London with my daughter, son-in-law, and brand […]

At Thanksgiving, I’m Grateful For Me

November 22, 2010

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Because it didn’t take a lot of loss in Life in the Boomer Lane’s life to make her understand how precious every days is.  And because each birthday is her best gift to herself. Because LBL is wise enough to know that her children aren’t perfect and wiser still to believe that they really are. Because LBL […]