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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART III ADDENDUM

HOW TO STAY ACTIVE DURING THE SEVENTH DECADE IN LIFE Get out of bed each morning with a prayer of thanksgiving that you made it through another night. Exercise – If you’re my age, exercise consists of the act of … Continue reading

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TUPPERWARE LADY

I was a Tupperware lady.  In fact I became a manager of my own unit of salespeople, which gave me use of a company car.  I became one of these “party” girls early in our marriage. Our children still needed … Continue reading

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I MEANT TO DO THAT!

I came across this cartoon the other day and was reminded of my infamous golf story. Actually when I was in my prime, I was a pretty good golfer.  I was a pretty good bowler, volley ball and tennis player … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S HOT

Picture this.  It’s almost ninety degrees in the shade. We come prepared with our cowboy hats, boots and water, but the float hasn’t arrived.  We huddle under a tree.  Soon the rest of the group arrives and joins us under … Continue reading

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SOME DAYS ARE MADE FOR PAINTING

ART & INSPIRATION BY KATHY BOECHER© Last week I posted about taking advantage of the good days.  I planned on a rerun the next day, but having overdone it the day before, led to less strenuous activity. I love my garden … Continue reading

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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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MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO

After writing my blog this morning, I thought more about how our children model themselves after us.  They learn by watching our behavior.  The retain the words we use, the actions we take and some of those not so nice … Continue reading

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FATHERHOOD IN THE 21ST CENTURY

  I grew up in when Bill Cosby was launching his career.  I remember listening to his monologues on the hi-fi and watching him on “I Spy.”  He had some amazing insights into what it took to be a parent, even though … Continue reading

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LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.”  Mark Twain It seems to me that we’ve developed a new kind of humor which really isn’t all that funny.  We used to be content to laugh at … Continue reading

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TODAY IS MAY 31ST

With the end of May, comes the end of school; a short reprieve for teachers and students; time for parents to find things to occupy their kids for the next three months; the beginning of summer fun. Most teachers will … Continue reading

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MY CRAZY FAMILY

  Everyone has at least one funny story to share about a relative of theirs. Maybe those people don’t event realize you feel this way.  My family happens to be full of great characters – real people with interesting responses … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON SPRING

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© “Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed… Convince me that you have a seed there, and … Continue reading

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ERMA LOUISE FISTE

This is my first tribute to a woman for this month. Lots of famous women were born during February, but this one holds a special place in my heart.  Born on this day in 1921 in Bellbrook, Ohio, to a … 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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HAPPY WOODCHUCK DAY & SUPER BOWL WEEKEND!

In my neck of the woods, we call a ground hog a woodchuck.  I wonder how much wood could a woodchuck – especially if he lives in Minnesota?  Quite a bit, I imagine, especially if he wants to keep the … Continue reading

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I WAS A FUNNY MOM

My days of being a mother are long gone, but the memories linger on.  Every once in a while, one of those recollections resurfaces and I wonder how I ever made it through the whole motherhood thing. I then tell myself (which … Continue reading

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE

RERUN FROM JANUARY 28, 2016 I often wonder if I’d have the courage to make a complete change in the direction of my life. Am I too old to start a new career? For most people in my age range, … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Yesterday was the beginning of a ten day celebration of Super Bowl LII (or 52 if you aren’t a throwback to ancient Rome.)  Yet even today, in “civilized” society, we have taken to celebrating just about everything.  Minneapolis is the site of … Continue reading

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