Browsing All posts tagged under »death«

Two Farewells

June 11, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s travel to Turkey, Bahrain, and Dubai actually began in Brooklyn.  There, she engaged in her usual pastime of enjoying the company of her daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons, as well as testing the limits of her back by hoisting her youngest grandson, almost two-years-old, into and out of his crib […]

The Dying Show

March 19, 2018

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I found out about a month ago that a woman, J,  who, throughout most of high school and college, was my best friend, was on Hospice care in a nursing home outside of Philadelphia. She was in the final stages of emphysema. Doctors couldn’t even say if she would make it to her birthday at […]

A Friend’s Final Request

September 29, 2016

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  A friend of Life in the Boomer Lane brought up a very serious issue at their breakfast out, the other day. For those of you who are now completely distracted by the word “breakfast,” and want all the details, LBL will say that she had scrambled eggs (soft scrambled) and coffee. Nothing more. That […]

The Short Shelf Life of Immortality

February 1, 2015

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One might think that the biggest drawback to being dead is that we can no longer experience being with those we love. While this belief has merit, it doesn’t have any money-making potential. But, if we believe that the biggest drawback is that those we love can no longer experience us, there is a buck […]

I Want to Exit This World As A Hit Single From 1964

October 8, 2014

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  It’s no secret that conventional burials are geared toward having one’s remains buried  in such a way as to survive whatever environmental, nuclear, zombie, or space alien disaster chooses to wipe out earth’s population first.  The goal is that embalmed bodies will survive along with rats, roaches, and the weeds in Life in the […]

Guerrilla Aging: Joan Rivers

September 5, 2014

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  I din’t intend to write a post about Joan Rivers.  Many pieces will be written by people far more talented than I am.  But the more I thought about it, Joan Rivers, or rather her mentality, was exactly what I had in mind when I created the Guerrilla Aging segment of my blog. When […]

It Takes Willpower to Write A Will

June 4, 2014

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  About 10 years ago, Life in the Boomer Lane had a will crafted, along with whatever other docs the attorney suggested. She was very proud of herself for having taking the Big Step. Now Husband also had a will that he had made long before she met him.  This consisted mainly of “Bob gets […]

Ellen

March 25, 2013

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Many years ago, she fought the good fight against breast cancer and she won. She left her job as a Realtor and went to work for the Breast Cancer Walk, run by the city of Alexandria, VA. The passion she had put into real estate was now put into saving women’s lives. She went on […]

Living Large After Death

January 3, 2013

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Despite opposition from some members of his Republican party, and despite 87% of the American population being unable to pronounce his name correctly, John Boehner today won a second term as US Speaker of the House. In another joyous development, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter have been deemed safe listening fare by the Pentagon, while anything […]

A Life Before Dying

December 19, 2011

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A lot of us spend a lot of time thinking about life in general, and/or about our lives in particular.  Some of us never think about these things at all because we are in our lives, up to our eyeballs in the nonsense or the wonder or the frustration of what bombards us day in […]