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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 […]

Vegetable Bin of Shattered Dreams

June 29, 2018

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Fifteen years ago, LBL’s One-and-Only Daughter left for law school.  To say that LBL was bereft would be an understatement. She and Daughter had been living together for five years, after Daughter had graduated from college and was debating between law shool and grad school. LBL and Daughter had been the best kind of housemates. While […]

The Miracle of the Non-Seder

April 3, 2018

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Saturday was the Annual Life in the Boomer Lane Seder.  The Seder, for those readers whose understanding of the Jewish religion is limited to “Jesus was Jewish, right?”  is a traditional meal to honor the Passover.  The Passover, for those readers who are still stuck on how Jesus could be Jewish if he celebrated Christmas […]

Small Lifeboat of Big Dreams

September 17, 2017

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In 1989, Hurricane Hugo took a break from its path of major destruction to pick up a random, little lifeboat and deposit it just off Rt 171 on Folly Beach, at the southern end of James Island in Charleston, SC. Some believe that the boat had been used as a coast guard lifeboat during WW […]

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 […]

Replacing A Baby With A Burrito

January 8, 2017

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  Life in the Boomer Lane is in Charleston, where Youngest Child and Daughter-in-Law have just produced their first child, after a mere 36-hour labor. DIL is a yoga  and natural food devotee and so was the perfect subject for the doula’s attempt to place her body in more positions than are contained in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Story About Family Stories

August 24, 2016

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It’s no secret that, if a room full of people witness the same event, there will be as many versions of what occurred as the number of people in the room.  As we go through life, we create our own reality, even though we believe that the reality we create is the only choice possible. […]

My Life in Junk Mail

April 14, 2016

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The US Postal Service, for the first time in over 100 years, has lowered the price of a first class stamp. Before you rush out and send greeting cards to all the people whose birthdays you have forgotten about for the last 10 years, be aware that most of them have already stopped talking to […]