Category Archives: aging

SOME DAYS ARE MADE FOR PAINTING

ART & INSPIRATION BY KATHY BOECHER© Last week I posted about taking advantage of the good days.  I planned on a rerun the next day, but having overdone it the day before, led to less strenuous activity. I love my garden … Continue reading

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GOOD DAYS

We don’t get too many perfect days where I live.  When you suffer from breathing issues, allergies and old age, you relish it when a day comes along that’s just the right temperature, with low dew points and not much pollen … Continue reading

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AGING LIKE A FINE WINE

“A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread—and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness— Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!” Omar Khayyam Yesterday I celebrated 76 years of living.  The average life expectancy … Continue reading

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WISDOM OF THE AGED/AGES

“Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, … Continue reading

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INNER BEAUTY

The world is obsessed with beauty.  Billions of dollars are spent each day on makeup, youth restoring creams, cosmetic surgery, diet plans, working out, botox and cool sculpting.  They pump fluids into their wrinkles and suck fat out of unwanted … Continue reading

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THE OLD ROUND BARN

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©  Watercolor sketch painted plein air. The old round barn has been the site of many of Paul’s paintings recently.  It used to serve its purpose as a working farm, but today it sits … Continue reading

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TRY TO REMEMBER

A song from a sweet little musical, “The Fantasticks,”tells the story of a girl and boy who fall in love, but they are neighbors and their fathers have been involved in a feud for some time.  A wall separates their … Continue reading

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COMMUNICATION

With all the new technology and instant information, I think communication has taken a big hit.  We’ve grown to depend on text messaging, e-mailing, Facebook and other sites on the internet to speak to one another.  What’s missing?  You can’t … Continue reading

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YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD …

Shriveled skin with no elasticity, Still sparkling eyes embedded in a sea of flab, Bags and creases uncommonly placed between, Hair coming from places it has never before been, Lack of hair in other areas, Creaking bones, fragile joints, Sagging, thin, easily … Continue reading

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GRANDMA’S ARMS

I have fond memories of both my grandmothers.  In fact I can even remember my great grandmother and some of the things she impressed on me in my youth. Today, grandmas have changed quite a bit.  Most of them still work well into their … Continue reading

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ODE TO AGING

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The years of more than seventy five, have drifted quickly by, I’ve shuffled on this rugged orb, I’ve laughed a lot and cried, Fell hopelessly in love one day, the true love of my life, I gave my … Continue reading

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REMNANTS OF A SNOW ANGEL

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called “Winter Wonderland” as a prelude to some of the first actual snow we’d experienced up in the Tundra of Minnesota.  I reminisced about snow angels and the fun we had as … Continue reading

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DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

I’ve come to the conclusion that if I have to get down on my knees for any reason, I better think of all the tasks I need to do before getting up again.  The up and down process is killing … Continue reading

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MY YEAR IN REVIEW

As I look back at the year 2017, I do so with wild anticipation for a new one. Actually the past year was filled with far more blessings than problems, yet the fact of growing older has no genuine amount … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

Here’s a real throw back to another time and place.  This must’ve been about 42 years ago, judging by the hair on my husband’s head and face.  Mine was short and designed for ease of care with three little ones to … Continue reading

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IT ALL STARTS TOMORROW

  A closer look at this painting of Paul’s, reveals the vastness of the surroundings dwarfing the beauty of these magnificent animals.  Its been almost 50 years since this annual tradition of hunting deer in Wisconsin has stirred the excitement … Continue reading

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DAYS OF YORE

PHOTO OF ME CIRCA 1944We all like to remember the pleasant things from our past. I think every generation believes that the “good old days” were the times they were growing up and young adults.  George Washington undoubtedly preferred remembering the … Continue reading

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SHADOWS OF TIME

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The shadows of time have crept slowly and insidiously into this old vessel, Sometimes in dreams I see mansions filled with treasures and beauty beyond belief, Streets lined with gold and abundance … Continue reading

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SOME THINGS GET BETTER WITH AGE

As time goes by, our bodies move slower; our minds need to take a while to digest things; our friends are dying or becoming disabled;  the world around us seems to be taking on a totally different bend and we … Continue reading

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WEEKEND ROAD WARRIORS

Last weekend, we traveled to Wisconsin for a wedding along with our son and his lady.  It’s always delightful to drive through the land of my youth.  The landscape is dotted with family farmsteads, pristine and well manicured.  Giant spruce … Continue reading

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