Tag Archives: FAMILY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!

Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him” My dad would be 101 today, but he went to heaven instead at the age of 61.  This giant of … Continue reading

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LITTLE BOYS

Yesterday I talked about little girls, so it’s only fair to give equal time to little boys. When I was pregnant with our second child, I didn’t know it would be a son. I had some apprehension about having a … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY – MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS

Today is Throw Back Thursday. I chose to pull this picture out today, because I wonder what these two would think of our country in its current state. They were a wonderful couple – one that meant stability to me. … Continue reading

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FAMILY TREE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sullied by the hands of time, darkened by its sin, A world so lost and fallen, is buried deep within, The broken limbs are withered, the leaves have lost their grip, The roots are … 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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BACK TO SCHOOL

2020 will be remembered as the year of the mask when it comes to going back to school. Those “first day pictures” are already showing up on social media. The typical photo of our child or children in their first … Continue reading

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SUMMER VACATION 2020

The above photograph most likely took place during the pandemic of 1918-1919 – or the Spanish Flu.  I wonder if this family was about to venture out on a summer vacation. When summer comes to mind, I have wonderful visions … Continue reading

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IT’S GORGEOUS GRANDMA DAY!

What do you remember about your grandma?  Was it her toothless smile or her sagging body?  Was it the many lines in her face and the way the skin on her arms jiggled and flapped?  Was it the cookies she … Continue reading

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ZOOM!

Here’s the story ….. The Brady Bunch aired on TV from 1969 to 1974, just about the same time my children were in their growing up years.  The reality TV situation comedies had not yet hit the airwaves.  The Brady’s … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING FRIENDSHIP

A great Thanksgiving story about two men in search of their own goals, comes together in the most difficult of situations and become lifetime friends in spite of it. John Candy & Steve Martin were perfectly cast for the film.  … Continue reading

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DEAR, CHILD OF MINE

Dear, child of mine: It’s been a while since I checked in with you, but you already know I’m here for you all the time.  There are so many memories I have of you.  I remember how those nine months … Continue reading

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THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT A FARM

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Both my husband and I grew up in the city.  I lived in a 4 story apartment building which required walking up four flights of stairs.  It was a modest old brick … Continue reading

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SOMEDAY THESE WILL BE THE GOOD OLD DAYS

I remember hearing stories about the good old days when I was a child. My grandmother would talk about riding a horse and buggy to town every Sunday for church and spending the rest of the day with relatives. There … 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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TO THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN

Originally posted 06/10/2014 as Ten Ways to be a Good Dad.  We are no longer in the young parenting stage of life, but have tons of memories about our parenting years.  Those treasures have compiled and sustained us through some … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, SONS IN LAW

When our daughters choose the man to spend the rest of their lives with, they are bringing along a whole additional set of baggage, which includes another entire family.  We’ve been blessed with two sons in  law and they are … Continue reading

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WANTED – A FATHER

There is no real job description associated with the title of father.  Many men have fathered children, but are not fathers to them.  It takes a man of real character and strength to be a good dad.  If you were … Continue reading

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THE PRODIGAL’S FATHER

Originally posted on 06/17/201 Parenting is one of the most difficult occupations out there.  You’re responsible for another’s life, for the things they learn and become, for their discipline and social skills, for their behavior, what they eat, how they … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ABOUT MY DAD

This rewind was first posted on 06/14/17.  The photograph is of my dad on his wedding day.  He was only twenty years old. He died at the age of 61 – a short life, but one filled with more love … Continue reading

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SUPER MOM

The role of mother has changed over time.  The book of Proverbs describes what a mother should be – a virtuous woman who loves, teaches, guides, disciplines and gives her children the tools to get through life.  She should be … Continue reading

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