Tag Archives: nostalgia

WHAT’S INSIDE?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© It was nothing more than the skeletal remains of a deserted old building. The facade bore scars on its sun bleached boards. It had become pock marked by the bullets of hail. … Continue reading

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THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

The story, “The Gift of the Magi,” by O. Henry is a lovely story of a young couple living in a small apartment in New York.  The story was published in 1905.  It tells of how both of them made sacrifices … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS – A CHRISTMAS STORY

Though “A Christmas Story,” was written as a screenplay based on a series of monologues by Jean Shepherd a radio commentator for many years, it has taken the place of many of the old Christmas movies, like “White Christmas,” and … Continue reading

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THE OLD IRON BEAST

As I think back to times that warm my heart, I can’t help but remember the old cast iron stove that was the centerpiece of my grandparent’s kitchen.  That huge conservator of heat kept the house warm – listened to conversations … Continue reading

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QUIET TIME

“Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.” Florida Scott-Maxwell I remember it as plain as day – grandma’s … Continue reading

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DAYS GONE BY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sun kissed cobblestones, line the streets of gold, Streets we long to walk one day when heaven we behold, Dreams of simpler times, days of having fun, Time to spend with those … Continue reading

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SATURDAY MOVIE ADVENTURES

I grew up in the 50s and spent almost every Saturday at the local movie theater, absorbing every kind of movie magic I could.  We’d spend less than a dollar for a whole day of entertainment and get a box … 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 OLD IRON BEAST

Published on 11/24/16 by atimetoshare.me This time of year conjures up all kinds of memories of years gone by. I especially remember the warmth of my grandparents’ kitchen. That room, though nothing spectacular, had as its centerpiece an old potbellied, … 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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I LOVE A PARADE!

Just a few days ago, we celebrated the birth of our nation in our new home town of Anoka, Minnesota.  When we moved here last fall, we also moved to a new church so that we could attend services with … Continue reading

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DON’T PACK AWAY YOUR PATRIOTISM

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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REMEMBER WHEN?

I think every generation considers the “good old days” as their times growing up and as young adults.  George Washington undoubtedly preferred remembering the days when he was cutting down cherry trees more than his time leading a fledgling country out of … Continue reading

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MISTY MORNING

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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MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER

This post was originally posted in July of 2015, but I feel I need to include this amazing woman in my tribute to mothers.  She lived long enough to hold my firstborn in her arms.  What a blessing she was. … Continue reading

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WRINKLE IN TIME

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This painting was created from a photograph from long ago.  We think it may be the farmstead of Paul’s matriarchal family.  A different time when life was much simpler, yet full of … Continue reading

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MY BASEMENT IS A DUNGEON

(This is not actually our basement, but looks sort of like it.) We moved from the city last fall, into a farm house which was originally built in 1875.  This little treasure was almost completely destroyed during the tornado of … Continue reading

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HIDEAWAY

ORIGINAL 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 … Continue reading

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MY SISTER

THIS POST ORIGINATED ON 10/24/14 AND HAS RECEIVED A LOTS OF HITS LATELY.  THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE WORTHY OF A REPOST. A sister is a person you can love with all your might, She’ll do most anything for you.  You trust her with … Continue reading

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OUT OF THE OLD SPRINGS LIFE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© With every passing morning, through every dawning light, Time flits from here to there each day, and withers into night, If it would just stand still again, like golden days of … Continue reading

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