Category Archives: Family

FAMILY REUNIONS

I haven’t got a clue who the people are in this old photograph, but they look like part of the same genealogy – the family tree filled with all kinds of nuts. My own family was much like this and … Continue reading

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DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION

We read about the dysfunctionality of the American family every day. Yet we’re exposed to “perfect” families by the score when we see Facebook or Instagram posts. It would seem that most people in this country have the ideal life. … Continue reading

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WE ARE FAMILY

I’ve been doing this blogging thing for six years now. I started the process of writing a daily article about my walk through life, my faith, aging, humor, politics, opinion, more humor, art and poetry and again more humor. Through … Continue reading

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HOW DO I LOVE THEE . . .

When I was just a girl of seventeen, I received a valentine from a young man who had been a best friend since beginning high school. It included a handwritten version of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love sonnet.  At the … Continue reading

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FINDING JOY IN THE ORDINARY

If you’ve ever watched children at play, you soon discover that some of their most enjoyable toys are the ordinary – the average – the lids off pots and pans – the cardboard box that once housed your new washing … Continue reading

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LOVING YOUR CHILDREN

As most parents will tell you, it’s hard to let go of our children. When God brings them into our lives, He also lays on us the responsibility of caring for them, teaching them the right things and giving them … Continue reading

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THE MAN THAT I LOVE

I thank God for placing just the right person in my life.  My husband Paul is 78 today and he’s given me more than I can possibly express in just a few words on a page.  We were only 17 … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS FAMILY SELFIE

Here it is, the last day of January and the whole family is all together again.  As you recall, I spent Christmas Eve in the hospital. Our family from South Carolina (the four on the right – Amy and her … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER A sister is a person you can love with all your might, She’ll do most anything for you. You trust her with your life. The best true friend you’ll ever have, she’ll never let you down … Continue reading

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I ATE MY DAUGHTER’S HOMEWORK

Funny things happen to me all the time. Either that or I’m not all there and everything just seems funny. My youngest daughter brought an assignment home to finish for her art class. It was made of paper mâché and … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF SUMMERS PAST

I hear there’s such a thing as a “stay-cation,” which allows you to sleep in your own home while visiting local sites of interest.  That sounds like a good plan to me.  We do have a lot of interesting things … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME MOVIES

I know it’s summer, because school’s out and it’s time to go to Tuesday $5.00 movies with my granddaughter.  This has been a standing date, whenever there is anything worth seeing.  My granddaughter is sixteen, yet she is still a … Continue reading

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MY CHILD, MY JOY!

When she was brought home, preparations were being made for Christmas.  She was due on Christmas Day, but surprised us by coming early.  We named her Joy Noel, not realizing just how much of a joy she would grow into. … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOMMY!

She was born on December 8, 1921, the second child of eight.  Being part of a farm family, it was hoped she’d be a boy so they wouldn’t have to pay for farm hands. It took a total of five … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING 2018 – #1

Thanksgiving for a Wisconsin deer hunting spouse is not the usual family event you see pictured above.  When my family was young, we began a tradition of celebrating the holiday a week or so before the actual day, so we could … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER

“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” Margaret Mead When we were young and innocent, so very long ago, I didn’t think too much of you … Continue reading

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AH, VACATION – FAMILY STYLE

It’s been a while since we’ve taken our last family vacation, but always will live in my memory.  Since we’re at the height of summer, I thought I’d share a re-run today. Summer vacations – ah, the days of swimming … Continue reading

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CAN VIRTUE LIVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY?

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” Maya Angelou Sin Virtue Lust (excessive sexual appetites) Chastity … Continue reading

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LET ME SHOW YOU SOME PHOTOS

  When on vacation, I’ve become the self appointed photographer.  We no longer carry those bulky, fancy cameras with special lenses.  Now we opt for our cell phones.  Who knew a tiny device like that could take good photos?  Most … Continue reading

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A WRINKLE IN TIME

My granddaughter, Kaeli and I love the movies.  When I go to a movie with her, it doesn’t involve violence or war.  She still likes watching things like “Peter Rabbit” or the gnomes.  When I suggested that “A Wrinkle in … Continue reading

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