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ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© ORIGINALLY POSTED 8/31/2015 The old houseboat still maintained a look of elegance, Even though paint was chipped and faded, The bough slightly battered from a constant, relationship with the shoreline, She sat quietly moored … Continue reading

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It was 1945.  I was only three years old and didn’t know much about war –  I didn’t understand hate – I didn’t know what it was all about, but I did love the music of that time period.  My parents both … Continue reading

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ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A once bustling hot spot, filled with laughter and good times, Stands obscured under moss covered walls of stone, The recesses of mortar have all but decayed, Leaving only empty spaces, like teeth that have … Continue reading

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A song from a sweet little musical, “The Fantasticks,”tells the story of a girl and boy who fall in love, but they are neighbors and their fathers have been involved in a feud for some time.  A wall separates their … Continue reading

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  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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Picture taken last year at Joshua’s high school graduation.  He’s in the middle.  Jordan graduates from college next weekend.  He’s the handsome dude in the white shirt. Our bags are packed and I’m so ready to go.  The call of … Continue reading

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We’re quickly approaching the end of another year. It’s time to pack up everything that happened in 2017 and add it to annals of history, but is it really a good idea to simply look ahead?  We can learn much … Continue reading

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Here’s a real throw back to another time and place.  This must’ve been about 42 years ago, judging by the hair on my husband’s head and face.  Mine was short and designed for ease of care with three little ones to … Continue reading

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As I unpacked those treasured ornaments from the past 53 years of marriage, memories began to pour into my head.  There were the handmade pieces; the delicate globes decorated with the names of each in our family; the store bought … Continue reading

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  I wrote this on 12/3/16 on atimetoshare.me.  Since writing about the appearance of each spirit that visited Scrooge this week, I decided it was worth a re-run. I always thought that “A Christmas Carol” was just another of those dark … Continue reading

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“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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As soon as the football games are back to their normal three days a week, rather than twenty five in one day, our thoughts turn to Christmas.  It’s been one of my enjoyments to watch the old holiday movies during … Continue reading

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When our family moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota, I had no idea what a project it would be to make those holiday trips back home.  We had a small car packed with a playpen for our toddler; our meager homemade … Continue reading

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Yesterday was like an old fashioned fourth of July for us.  We went to the park in the center of our little town, carried our lawn chairs to a nice shaded area along with many others, and sat and waited … Continue reading

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Before the impending birth of my husband, seventy five years ago, his parents purchased this Jenny Lind crib for him to rest his tiny body.  A few years later, his sister occupied the same space.  When our own three children … Continue reading

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ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© With each passing mile we see, nestled in within the trees, Tiny reminders of homes which once were, Each building, suffering the wear of time, Peeling paint, Broken windows, Shattered dreams … Continue reading

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ORIGINALLY POSTED 7/09/14 by atimetoshare.me I happen to have a selective memory.  It’s a good defense mechanism allowing me to forget some of the not-so-good times in my life.  The problem with that is some of the tiniest treasures can be packed … Continue reading

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I admit that my memory has faded over the years.  However, I feel it’s kind of a defense mechanism.  Maybe God has sifted through some of the junky memories that are no longer necessary for me to hang onto.  We often … Continue reading

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MARY’S JOURNEY – By Kathy Boecher© We women have a preponderance for remembering.  We are right on top, with birthdays and anniversaries.  We usually don’t forget important appointments, even when we put them on the calendar.  We remember our child’s first … Continue reading

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ORIGINAL WOOD SCULPTURE BY PAUL BOECHER For most of us, memories of past misdeeds are things we’d rather not remember.  We’d rather tuck them away in the deepest recesses of our minds and never bring them to the light of … Continue reading

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