Baby Boomer Bubbe

Please Dear G-d, Let This Pass Over and Bless Us to be ‘WOKE’

As Baby Boomers, are we not living in the craziest reality ever? We have experienced the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy’s assassination, the Viet Nam War, the 60s Movement, Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n Roll, man on [Read more…]

Malevich, "Two Pushcarts, 1911," public domain image via Flickr.com
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Finding My Pushcart

Back in the early ‘80s when I was a young wife and mother, my husband owned a car leasing company in Beverly Hills. For many years, I drove really nice cars, Cadillacs, Mercedes—even went to [Read more…]

Baby Boomer Bubbe

The Pr$ce of the Quality of Life?

I met an old lady with a gracious disposition and a lovely smile Who, sadly, lives inside her head Because she has no memory of anything Other than being born in Ireland and milking cows. [Read more…]

"Rosh Hashanah 5769 - The Table," by Edsel Little, used via Creative Commons License on Flickr.com
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Baby Boomers: Was there Gravy on Your Bubbe’s Table?

The landscape of our holiday table is changing. Not every guest has celebrated with apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah or had cold cuts on Break-the-Fast or read from the Haggadah while eating matzah. Whether [Read more…]

Adam Greene 18 years old, grandson; Marvin Greene 38 years old, grandfather; Mike Greene 22 years old, grandson. Marvin died in 1962. Adam and Mike were Photoshopped into the picture in 2008, 46 years after Marvin died!
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Honoring My Parents on Their Yahrtzeit

My parents died when they were 38 years old. In a car accident. A drunk driver hit us head-on. I lived. I was 16. I have always been plagued about why I survived. It’s not [Read more…]

Baby Boomer Bubbe
"Joan Rivers" by David Shankbone via Flickr.com. Used under Creative Commons 2.0 license.
Baby Boomer Bubbe
Baby Boomer Bubbe

10,000 Years of Wisdom – Chinese Proverbs and Bubbe Meises

My favorite novels, as my son always points out to me, are the same story: Jewish family in Eastern Europe, persecuted by the Bolsheviks, they flee schlepping their down pillows, brass Shabbat candle sticks and [Read more…]