Category Archives: 4th of July

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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GOD BLESS OUR NATIVE LAND

ORIGINAL ART PAINTED PLEIN AIR AT AN 1800’S RENDEZVOUS BY PAUL BOECHER© “It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as … Continue reading

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MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE

My country tis of thee – who is the “thee” referred to in this song?  Read the lyrics and you’ll see that it is God.  Somehow, God has gotten placed in the background somewhere and we’ve forgotten to give Him … Continue reading

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RING THE BELLS OF FREEDOM

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” John F. … Continue reading

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THE COST OF FREEDOM

The cost of freedom can readily be seen in the faces of those who have paid the price.  The military men and women who served and gave the ultimate price for their country.  A while back, Ken Burns did a … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Independence – a word that indicates freedom from the oppression of a government or from serving others. It indicates our ability to be self sufficient. Kids can’t wait for the day when they’re free of their parents’ reigns. Young adults … Continue reading

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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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WE, THE PEOPLE …

Soon it will be time to get out the fireworks, set your lawn chair alongside the road and wait for the parade to pass by, to cheer and celebrate, but how many of us really know the reason we are … Continue reading

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