Category Archives: aging

GROWING OLD, FADING FAST

No, this photograph is not me, although I’ve been known to wear a clown nose. I’ve also worn a fake nose and glasses while driving through a McDonald’s Drive-thru. When I found this photo on the internet, I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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THIS OLD HOUSE

WATERCOLOR ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© A house is just a dwelling place, a place to sleep and eat, A set of rooms to roam about, to gather and to greet, Each filled with lath and plaster, with paint … Continue reading

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IT’S JUST A SENIOR MOMENT ….

The majority of my posts this week have dealt with aging. I’ve tried to interject some humor into the whole thing, but there isn’t really anything funny about growing old. Our bodies have passed the expiration date, our senses have … Continue reading

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THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND . . .

February is the shortest month of the year, so we tend to pack as much stuff into it as we can. Right off the bat, we have Groundhog Day on February 2nd – a day, which has for over a … Continue reading

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DO YOU FEEL SAFE AT HOME?

Every year, as a senior citizen having a wellness check, you’re asked, “Do you feel safe at home?” I guess I never thought about it until I was asked. Up until then I felt pretty safe no matter where I … Continue reading

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OLD HORSES

Aging is my topic for the week and to tell you the truth, the whole thing is getting me depressed. An old adage says, “They shoot old horses, don’t they?” As I searched for an image for this post, all … Continue reading

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GROWING OLD IS OVERRATED

“You know you’re old when someone compliments you on your alligator shoes, and you’re barefoot.” Phyllis Diller My weekly planner looks like I’ve become very popular lately. There’s an appointment for almost every day of the week, and my doc … Continue reading

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WARMTH IN WINTER

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Shortened days – lack of sunlight,Fields are white and streets now glazed,In the icy silence of a stolen breath,Through wild anticipation of lost moments soon remembered,Anxiously we wait for one who promised He … Continue reading

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FIRST RESPONSE OR LAST RESORT?

Worry seems to be part of our human nature. It’s interesting to me that animals don’t seem to carry that trait, and what a blessing for them. I mean, they have to find a warm place to sleep when it … Continue reading

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NOW I LAY ME, DOWN TO SLEEP . . .

When I was a child, I was taught to pray – Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.  If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord, my soul to … Continue reading

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THE PERFECT PRAYER

Prayer was important to Jesus. He would often escape to a quiet place to talk with His Father.  His time was limited, because of the big following He was gaining, but that didn’t stop Him.  The disciples saw their rabbi … Continue reading

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TALKING TO GOD

I had a cortisone shot yesterday. I’ve been nursing a bad knee and hip since I was released from the hospital in November 2022. I was only allowed a shot in the knee, because I have to make a separate … Continue reading

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PARENTING WITH THE THREE “R”S

I’m an old woman and still remember hearing the philosophy that the three “R”s were all we needed to learn in order to succeed as students. I think the person who came up with that concept needed some education on … Continue reading

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SO, YOU WANT TO BE A PARENT?

It all seems so precious and perfect. A couple marries, they have a child, then another and maybe more. What could be better? Well, I am certainly not an expert on parenting, even though I did birth three babies that … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – HEALTH ISSUES

The average life span for the people living in Jesus’ time was between 30 and 35 years. Some made it into their 50s and if they were fortunate, they might even live as long as 80. We know that people suffered … Continue reading

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THREE TREES

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Three trees stood firmly planted upon a mountain high, They served as guarding sentries and reached up to the sky, When time was ripe and days drew near, God needed every one, The one … Continue reading

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GOD’S VOICE CAN BE A WHISPER

How do you hear the voice of God? Is it in the beauty of His creation? Is it found in relationships or in the good deeds that we do? Is it a loud thunderous sound coming from the heavens, or … Continue reading

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MEMORY FAIL

The human mind is an amazing organ.  It can hold more information than a computer, yet as we age, the data we’ve accumulated causes it to crash and even become useless.  The one fear I have about growing old is … Continue reading

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REMNANTS OF A SNOW ANGEL

We have certainly had our share of snow up here in the frozen Tundra of Minnesota. I used to love playing in the snow as a child. We’d build gigantic snow forts and load them up with fresh snowballs for … Continue reading

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WRINKLES ARE EMBEDDED LAUGHTER

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”   Victor Hugo When I was teaching drama to children, one of them came to me and asked, “Mrs. Boecher, why do you have so many lines on your face?”  … Continue reading

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