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From Baby Boom to Grandparent Boom

May 18, 2017

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  Something happened to boomers when they were too busy running marathons, taking spin classes, and becoming master gardeners to notice: They turned into grandparents. Some astute readers may now be wondering what happened to boomers becoming parents first?  Doesn’t one have to occur before the other? The truth is that, while one event normally […]

Panasonic Home Team: The Best Free Christmas Present for Grandparents and Grandchildren

December 10, 2015

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  When Life in the Boomer Lane’s Only Daughter moved to London, LBL was crushed. Then, OD got pregnant, and LBL imagined that her grandchild would grow up never knowing her. Worse, he would have an English accent and would make fun of LBL’s vaguely Philly accent. When the baby was born, LBL decided to […]

This Ain’t Your Mama’s Grandparents Day

September 12, 2015

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With all due respect to generations of grandparents who came before, boomers are slowly making inroads on yet another sacred, Hallmark-bedazzled day. Both of Life in the Boomer Lane’s grandmothers were long gone before LBL was born. But she had a step-grandmother. Goldie.  Goldie was one of the gentlest, softest spoken people on earth. There […]

Grandma’s in the Basement (and Jr’s in the Attic)

June 20, 2011

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If you start to hear strange noises from your attic or basement, don’t worry that you have been invaded by squirrels, mice, or zombies.  Chances are more likely that it’s either one of the people who birthed you or who you, in turn, birthed.   According to the Atlantic Monthly, which gets its data from a […]

From the Desert to the Shtetl

September 10, 2010

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                                                                                                               My cousin Linda and I have been chasing our family history off and on for more years than I can remember.  Currently, we are “on.”  Our tree is filled with people who often had to be invisible in order to survive, and, even in death, they remain elusive in spite of our best efforts […]