Browsing All posts tagged under »grandmother«

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 […]

Christmas in London: Santa is Booked, But An Elf Might Be Available

November 24, 2011

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It’s Thanksgiving and the best way to celebrate is to get in line now for all the “Black Friday Sales That Start on Thursday” sales. The second best way is to post this brilliantly reworked piece about Christmas in London and to hope that the people who read the inferior post  last year are too […]

A (True) Love Story

October 18, 2011

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She went to sleep as she always had, immediately and deeply.  She awoke, choking, in a room filled with smoke and to a kind of fear she had never experienced before.  She was 21 years old, and she was confronted with the very real thought that her life might be finite. She couldn’t have known […]

Chanukah Cookies a la Jonah (17 months) and NeNe (62 years and 17 months)

December 3, 2010

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Chanukah Cookies a la Jonah (17 months) and NeNe (62 years and 17 months)  ½ cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 beaten egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 ½ cups flour ¼ tsp salt 1 ½ tsp baking powder (This recipe is supposed to make 40 2” cookies, but Jonah and NeNe could only get about […]

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 […]