Category Archives: 4th of July

I LIFT MY LAMP BESIDE THE GOLDEN DOOR

When I  visited New York several years ago, there were cows everywhere. I ‘m not referring to herds of them running through the streets.  Artists had painted these whimsical creatures to highlight some of the landmarks. My sister and I took photos standing in front of them, (before … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE SIGNING?

Fifty six men were signers of the Declaration of Independence.  They represented the thirteen original colonies. That small group of patriots would cause a great reaction when it was released to the world. What kind of men were these?  Some … Continue reading

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YES, THE BANNER STILL WAVES!

An American flag had seen better days, It had become battered and worn by the weather for over almost two years. It was our own personal flag. Like our nation it faced a time of isolation for a long time. … Continue reading

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THE COST OF FREEDOM

What is the price of liberty? Where lies the victor’s prize?Is it in bodies laying still, beneath the cold, dark skies?The cost to win our freedom cannot be seen in life,But in the brave hearts smitten to take away our strife. Our … Continue reading

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LAND OF THE FREE

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan During this time … Continue reading

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WE THE PEOPLE …

Three documents comprise the founding of our nation – The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The Declaration relates a list of differences between the United States and Great Britain and expresses the reasons for separation.  … Continue reading

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A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE

The above still life was missed on yesterday’s gallery, but one I believe is worth sharing. The poem is new. Enjoy!  Words intertwine through the tapestry of my mind,  As the flying shuttle weaves its way through my thoughts and … Continue reading

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AMERICA – MORE THAN A NATION

We have come through another year of birthday celebrations for our nation.  This one was not the usual party.  Our nation has been in the midst of more growing pains as the corona virus struck all of us, giving us … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

Freedom is a word being catapulted about like a ball of fire lately.  This being a day celebrating our independence from England will lack fireworks, but the celebration of our nation will not die.  For almost 250 years, this fledgling … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENCE

We recently went through the tedious process of setting up a new internet and cable network.  That in itself was a feat beyond compare for those of us in our 70s.  If it has anything to do with technology, us … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF COLOR

I was unplugged for the weekend.  As part of the celebration of our 55th wedding anniversary, Paul and I decided to follow part of the journey we made as newlyweds on our honeymoon.  We traveled up the backroads of Northern … Continue reading

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HAVE WE LOST OUR INDEPENDENCE?

Independence is a word which describes our ability to be self sustaining, self sufficient and self supporting.  It has long been a part of who we are as Americans.  It doesn’t mean that we are no longer accountable to someone, … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN?

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.  James 1:19 I am proud to be an American, not because of the ugly events in our history, but for the people … Continue reading

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REVOLTING MEN IN SHORT TIGHTS

I hope the title caught your attention.  This is a repost of one from July 3, 2018.  In preparation for the big celebration, it might be a good idea to take a look at this again.  Our nation is once … Continue reading

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FREEDOM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A great nation once united, now tarnished black with hate, One nation bound by God’s own love, lies corrupt at Satan’s gate, We hold all these truths apparent, that God created man, We know that He has set us … Continue reading

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WORDS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

“But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if ‘Thou mayest’—it … Continue reading

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FRENZY IN THE CITY STREETS

The big parade on the fourth of July always included children. There were those who watched on the lawn chair laden sidewalks, or on the broad shoulders of someone taller. There were those who spent time decorated their bikes, tricycles, … Continue reading

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REVOLTING MEN IN SHORT PANTS

No, I’m not really back yet, but words from Wally Fry’s post yesterday, got me thinking.  First he talked about having a catchy title for our posts – ones which certainly would stir interest.  Then he mentioned the fact of reposting … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY MEMORIES

As soon as the football games are back to their normal three days a week, rather than twenty five in one day, our thoughts turn to Christmas.  It’s been one of my enjoyments to watch the old holiday movies during … Continue reading

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DON’T PACK AWAY YOUR PATRIOTISM

Yesterday was like an old fashioned fourth of July for us.  We went to the park in the center of our little town, carried our lawn chairs to a nice shaded area along with many others, and sat and waited … Continue reading

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