Category Archives: America

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUMP

Picture this.  It’s 1958.  I’m sitting in the front row of my American History class.  My teacher is standing upon his desk, re-living the battles of the Civil War and in the process of his expounding, his words are laced … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY SPECIAL DAYS

  , Today, February 6th, is the birthday of one of four presidents who had birthdays in this month.  We celebrate all our presidents on the third Monday of February. Ronald Reagan was an unlikely choice for the high office he held … Continue reading

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RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH

Originally posted 11/22/16 ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Alan Seeger was an American poet who lived and fought as a French Foreign Legion soldier during World War One.  Being witness to many of his friends dying … Continue reading

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THE DAY BEFORE

It was a wonderful time to be alive.  Americans were living in a self-proclaimed “Camelot” with a charismatic leader and his lovely wife.  All was well with the world. On this day in history the President of the United States … 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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LET’S HONOR OUR VETERANS

I’m a little late getting my post out today, since I’m getting our house ready for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  I know it’s early, but I happen to have grown up in Wisconsin and married a Wisconsin hunter.  We sired a … Continue reading

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THE BEGINNING OF BIRTH PAINS

It sometimes seems that every day brings another story of man’s inhumanity towards man.  There is the noise of violence in every corner of our country.  Dissatisfied and enraged voices scream for change.  People are divided in their opinions, their … Continue reading

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CAMELOT

“Like the Arthurian years at Camelot, the Sixties constituted a breakthrough, a fleeting moment of glory, a time when a significant little chunk of humanity briefly realised its moral potential and flirted with its neurological destiny, a collective spiritual awakening … Continue reading

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THROUGH THE DARKEST VALLEY

A couple years ago, on our way to Bible study, we took our regular route over the river through the north side of town.  The trees dipped in the light of a falling sun.  Silver rimmed clouds floated lazily in … Continue reading

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HAPPY WHATEVER DAY!

Today my calendar says that it’s Columbus Day.  In my liberal state of Minnesota, the name of the day has been changed to Indigenous People’s Day?  North of our border, my Canadian friends are celebrating Thanksgiving Day.  I won’t challenge any … Continue reading

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