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May 5, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been preparing for this day for her entire life.  She’s forgotten a lot of what has happened to her over the last 70 years, and some of that is a good thing.  A lot of life decisions she has made were good ones. Some, not so good. Some items, […]

The Panties, the Plastic, and the Pico de Gallo

May 25, 2016

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For the last couple days, Life in the Boomer Lane’s carton-infested attic has been occupied not with a contractor, but with a house guest.  The aforementioned houseguest is actually a dear friend, who we shall call Joyce, because that is her name. Joyce lives in Florida but makes a twice-yearly drive up to Baltimore, where […]

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 […]

The Oldest Living Boomer

March 3, 2011

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                               Old Boomer (but not Kathy) The Philadelphia Daily News (“Our motto: We aren’t the Inquirer and you’ve never heard of us but we are still here, just in case anyone is reading”) reported last November that Baby Boomer Number One is Happy and Healthy As She Nears 65.  This might not have been hot news […]

Grandma Does London

June 15, 2010

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Life in the Boomer Lane is in London to celebrate the first birthday of First Grandchild.  Like any besotted grandmother, she believes her grandchild walks on water (or he would, if he walked).  On her last trip to London, she tried to smuggle him through Customs between France and the UK.  She has decided not […]

Off to London in A Shopping Cart

June 1, 2010

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Life in the Boomer Lane is leaving for London in a week to celebrate the first birthday of First Grandchild.  On her last visit, she, along with Younger Son’s girlfriend, Artist Janelle, attempted to smuggle said grandchild across the border from France onto the Eurostar train that goes through the chunnel, in order to get […]