Browsing All posts tagged under »holidays«

LBL’s Holiday Greatest Things Wish List

December 10, 2018

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Each year, Now Husband asks Life in the Boomer Lane what he can get her for Christmas/Hanukkah/Some As Yet Undiscovered Holiday. LBL always answers, “If there is anything I wanted, I would have gotten it myself, or, it’s so expensive that it would be ridiculous to spend that kind of money.” The conversation usually ends […]

Tis the Season

December 4, 2018

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Research released a couple of months ago has shown that well-adjusted people spend more on holiday shopping than non well-adjusted people. This research was funded by the group Citizens for More Liberal Use of Credit Cards. Life in the Boomer Lane was just pulling your leg.  Maybe. The first sentence of the first paragraph was […]

A Pre-Holiday Gift to Readers

October 3, 2016

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It’s never too early to start gearing up for the holidays, especially nowadays when Halloween blurs into Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving blurs into Christmas and all of that blurs into the end of life when we realize that we have forgotten to put out the trash or hide embarrassing photos we have stashed away somewhere. Life […]

Being Hanukkah in a Christmas World

December 2, 2015

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  Christmas used to wait patiently until the day after Thanksgiving to make its appearance. But, like all other major sports, it has dramatically lengthened its season. It now bursts onto the scene the day after Halloween, accompanied by its own music and glitter.  In the near future, Life in the Boomer Lane fully expects […]

Being Hanukkah in a Christmas World

December 14, 2014

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(I’ve written several posts over the years, about being Jewish at Christmastime. I’ve just about covered all angles and decided to give myself a break this year.  I’m re-posting an old piece. If you’ve seen it already, fee free to do something more worthwhile, like standing in an endless line at the post office or […]