Browsing All posts tagged under »death and dying«

Old Man Walking

July 4, 2019

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He was closing in on 70 and had retired several years earlier. His reward for a life of responsibility and hard work was to eat what he wanted, drink what he wanted, and enjoy his marriage and his family. He happily coasted on the fruits of his lifelong labors. In his late sixties, he had […]

Where There’s A Will

May 3, 2019

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Life in the Boomer Lane has always prided herself in being a take-charge person. She makes major life decisions easily and never lets the mail pile up. She takes full responsibility for all areas of her life, except for technology, and everyone knows that technology isn’t something that anyone should ever take responsibility for. She […]

The Dying Show: Episode 2

April 30, 2018

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I’ve just returned from my third visit with Janice, sole creator of  The Dying Show. I spoke to Janice the day before I was due to leave for Philly. The fact that she even answered the phone was pretty amazing. Even more so, the terror she was experiencing was conveyed with the same sense of […]

My Anti-Bucket List

April 17, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a good friend who often refers to her bucket list, when talking about travel. Every time she does this, it occurs to LBL that she, herself, has no bucket list like that. While she certainly has a lot of places she would love to see, she can’t say that […]

Aunt Gert

October 10, 2016

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    My Aunt Gert died on October 6, 19 days shy of her 95th birthday.  Gert was a legend in her own time, propelled by looniness that was the fodder for endless jokes between myself and my kids, as well as various blog posts. Nobody who ever met Gert would forget her. Being raised […]

Guerrilla Aging: Should Life End at 75?

October 10, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s last post concerned death.  This one does, as well.  Lest you think LBL has changed her blog to Death in the Boomer Lane, let her assure you this isn’t the case.  After today’s post, LBL will return once again to less weighty issues, in which she can incorporate satire, immaturity, […]

Thinking Outside the Casket Box

June 7, 2013

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If your life is a drag, don’t worry. It is entirely possible now to have fun after death. Some funeral homes, perturbed by feedback that mourners dreaded going to funerals, and perturbed even more that people weren’t having fun at their own funerals, have decided to make funerals something everyone can look forward to. According […]