ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
This painting was created from a photograph from long ago. We think it may be the farmstead of Paul’s matriarchal family. A different time when life was much simpler, yet full of hard labor and short span of years.
A cobblestone path, a house made of mortar and brick,
The doors were not locked, its light was a lone candlestick,
With shutters to shade, open windows to cool,
A mile from the farm stood the elementary school,
A fire to cook on and warmth to provide,
When the days grew much colder outside,
Each day brought new challenge, but strong work ethic remained
You came home exhausted, but still you never complained,
The days turned to night in an instant, and morning came sooner than planned,
With the dawn of the sun, a new day has begun and you pray you can rise up and stand
Just a plain, simple building, with acres to till,
A place to call home and a lifetime of memories to fill.