Tag Archives: AGING

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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INSTANT SUMMER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When we left for our trip to So. Carolina at the end of April, our ground was still covered with the remnants of a winter blizzard that pounded us a week before.  … Continue reading

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SAILING

A fresh, crisp morning, The sun barely peaking over the eastern horizon, Boats being readied, Sails hoisted, The chatter of excited voices, The race is about to begin, Early summer days, Filled with billowing, white sails, Memories of a younger life, … 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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BRIDGE TO SOMEWHERE

 “Last scene of all…Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”  AS YOU LIKE IT, Shakespeare Every life stage is composed of its own specific pattern, In infancy, we demand, We scream, We cry, As … 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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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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VITALITY

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Yesterday, my husband completed teaching an acrylic arts program for those aged 55 and older. The class consisted of ten students – some seasoned artists and others who were fairly new to … 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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ALWAYS A MOTHER

  Yesterday, my friend Lynn Abbott at inkandimage sent me a comment that inspired me to write this post today. When we think of mothers, we tend to visualize women with small children – struggling to get through sleepless nights, no time for themselves, laundry … Continue reading

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ARE WE THERE YET, OR KATHY’S MELTDOWN

We rose early the next morning, packed our belongings and said our goodbyes.  It’s always hard to say goodbye to those whom you only get to see once or twice a year, but each year it becomes harder, because you … Continue reading

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SISTERS

Arriving in Tennessee, we were greeted with lush foliage, brilliant blooms of spring fruit trees, wonderful warm temps and pollen.  Tennessee doesn’t have a corner on pollen. We have enough in Minnesota to keep my allergies going through most of summer. … Continue reading

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DELIBERATE OBFUSCATION

OK, I admit it.  We’re old school.  We took our honeymoon trip using the AAA TripTik maps and tour guides.  So of course the same option was used again last year when we ventured down to S. Carolina for number … Continue reading

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AGED ROAD WARRIORS

I’d like to preface this post with a thankful heart to God, Almighty. Dear, Lord, we did it again.  We could not have done this road trip without you.  Your hand guided Paul and his driving skills through winding mountains, rain, … Continue reading

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STILL WE STAND

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The old flour mill stands beside the rolling Mississippi River, An icon, once thriving, once useful – A place where industry grew a small town into a great city, A testament to … Continue reading

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WAITING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Remnants of a frozen past, dangling branches kissed at last, Dreams of respite from the cold, thoughts of ever growing old, Sapped of life and wanting more, grasping for that final … Continue reading

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SNOW DAY – AGAIN

We knew it was coming.  It’s March 5th, the beginning of our snowiest month up here in the Tundra.  Minnesota winters are like that.  They seem to push all our buttons, especially at the end of it.  We’re supposed to … 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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THE DAY AFTER …

Minneapolis survived one of the most celebratory events ever to occur on its streets this past weekend and even the ten days leading up to it.  I am not a great fan of contests which pit brawn against brute force, … 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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