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OUR CHRISTMAS ANGEL

45 years ago, I’d reached the end of my third pregnancy.  We were in the center of one of Wisconsin’s common snow storms.  I knew it wouldn’t be long before this little one would be born.  It took some time to wake my husband, … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

The beautiful woman in the photograph is my mom.  She would’ve been 96 this year, but is now celebrating with the angels in heaven.  She was my hero – a woman who loved to laugh – one who would do … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASES PAST

“Spirit!” said Scrooge in a broken voice, “remove me from this place.” “I told you these were shadows of the things that have been,” said the Ghost. “That they are what they are, do not blame me!” Charles Dickens – … Continue reading

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THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE

I’ve been thinking about all the sexual harassment and abuse we’ve be inundated with for the past few months and trying to put together a meaningful take on it.  I know that no matter what I’m going to say will … 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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WHEN I WAS A CHILD …

When I was a child, I would spend my summer vacations at my grandparent’s farm or visiting other relatives in Northern Wisconsin.  Every moment was filled with time well spent.  I can still picture the line of pine trees that … Continue reading

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WONDERLAND?

On this day in history, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, wrote in his diary, “Began writing the fairy-tale of Alice–I hope to finish it by Christmas.”  This was on November 13, 1862 and Charles later became known as Lewis Carroll.  The story … 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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I’M A GREAT GRANDMOTHER?

As of yesterday, I am now the proud great grandmother of a baby.  I don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl.  I wasn’t there for the blessed event.  My husband transported granddaughter and her new child home from … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER

My sister, Carol, with her grandson, Pierson, a few years back. They say you can’t choose your family, but if it were possible, I’m sure I’d pick this amazing woman to be my sister – hands down.  We’ve been part … Continue reading

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PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN

I’ve been a child myself, so I know what it’s like.  I’ve raised three of them, with the help of God and my husband.  I’ve had the joy of watching my three grandchildren become wonderful young adults and followers of God.  … Continue reading

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ALMOST A YEAR AGO

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Last year, at this time, we were on the final leg of moving from our old house, which was twice the size of our new “old” house.  We’ve spent the year … Continue reading

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RUNAWAY

The air was cold and damp as Leonard Koppe and his nephew guided twelve women aboard their merchant’s wagon in the early morning hours of Holy Saturday.  This band of a dozen left the comfort of the convent to flee … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A GOOD MOM?

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME 5/1/14 Proverbs 31:26-27 “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. When … Continue reading

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GOING HOME

(This poem was written a year ago at this time.  We just made the offer on our new old house – a house that has brought us much joy in just a year.) A little house is all we need … Continue reading

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MOTHERHOOD GUILT

The vision of a Jewish mother, holding every form of guilt over her child’s head, has become stereotypical.  Since Eve was the first woman, and obviously Jewish, let’s blame her.  I feel women are formed with guilty consciences and it … Continue reading

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DAYS SO QUICKLY PASS …

For many children across the land, school has resumed.  Kids, now tanned by the summer sun will don their back to school clothes and prepare for another school year.  My granddaughter will embark on her first year of high school … Continue reading

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MULTI-TASKING?

It has come to my attention that I no longer possess the ability to multi-task.  Gone are the days when I could sew up to 50 costumes in a week, write a play or two, teach a class, plan meals … Continue reading

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BACK TO SCHOOL

School supplies covered the shelves for weeks and trendy new fashions beckon to be purchased.  Kids need more expensive tools to go to school.  When raising our own children, I never really looked forward school shopping, because of the huge chunk it took from our every day … Continue reading

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BACKYARD THEATER

  I cannot even begin to comment on the above picture.  I was born in 1942 and most of my childhood occurred during the 40s and 50s.  We didn’t even have a television set until I turned ten.  It was … Continue reading

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