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The Blouse Man vs The Dress Man

October 9, 2017

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The Blouse Man (1999) was a film set in 1969, about an unfulfilled housewife (Diane Lane) who spends the summer in the Catskills, along with tons of other women and their kids. Her husband, like all the other working spouses, arrives each weekend, for the sole purpose of reminding her how boring her marriage has […]

The Lost, the Misplaced, and the Other Stuff

September 22, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like a lot of red-blooded, tax-fearing Americans, spends her days losing a lot of stuff.  Much of this is actually misplaced, rather than lost. There is a fine, but important, distinction between the two.  Here is a handy chart to know the difference: The following are items that usually get […]

A Turkish Shower

September 12, 2017

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Let Life in the Boomer Lane start by saying that, during her recent trip to Istanbul, she spent a lot of time glued to CNN International, keeping track of Irma. Her son, various friends, and other family members were impacted. But, at some point, LBL did need to address personal hygiene take a shower.  She […]

Perky in Turkey

September 4, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane must write this blog post quickly, as she has just received an alert in her Inbox, shrieking “Hurry!  This underwear deal expires soon!”  She is quite anxious to read what this is all about, as, coincidently, she has an appointment today for a bra fitting at a very upscale bra […]

A Cottage on the Bay

August 28, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane observed her 70th birthday back in May.  She celebrated with various groups of friends and had a blast.  She wrote a blog post about the auspicious event. She then waited until mid-August to give herself a gift. Her gift was to have her husband, kids, spouses, and grandchildren stay at […]

Cuba!

April 4, 2017

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I’ve just returned from Cuba. Somebody asked me how it was. My answer was “Better than I expected.  Worse than I expected.” Like other Americans my age, I lived through the events of the Cuban revolution and its aftermath. But I was too young to understand what was going on.  I only knew that there […]

Airplanes Give New Meaning to the Words “Get on Top of Me”

September 6, 2016

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  Last year, airplane manufacturer Airbus filed an amusing patent for two-story seating in its wide-body aircraft. The patent, presented in a proposal titled “Passenger Arrangement for Vehicles,” shows a mezzanine level of seats reachable by steps. Second-story passengers sit right above those on the floor below. According to Airbus, “Passenger cabins are therefore fitted with as many rows […]