Tag Archives: nostalgia

SILVER & GOLD

I’ll be posting some older writings this week, because I am starting my weeklong Musical Theater Camp today.  I know I’ll need every bit of energy I can muster.  Thanks for your understanding.  In the meantime please pray for an … Continue reading

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CHUGGING ALONG

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The muddy waters are stirred by the giant paddle wheel, Steam pours from the smoke stack, The craft easily cuts through the river, Gliding, coasting, dancing across the glasslike surface, Encroaching … Continue reading

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IF ONLY . . .

Nostalgia is defined as a bittersweet reminder of what things were like in the past;  what we were way back when; who we spent time with and how much better our lives were. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could … Continue reading

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DAYS OF YORE

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Long, cotton dress, brushing the tops of a cobblestone road, A child at her side, collecting posies while roaming the edge of an ancient town, A town built of … Continue reading

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ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© A cobblestone path, a house made of mortar and brick, With shutters to shade, open windows to cool, The doors were not locked, its light was a lone candlestick, A fire to cook on and … Continue reading

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DAYS OF OLD

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Were things so great in days gone by, or slower and less confusing, To reach your eyes up to the sky and paint the clouds to your amusing, An elephant or eagle’s wings, a shepherd with a flock of sheep, beside … Continue reading

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THE OLD HOUSEBOAT

ART WORK BY PAUL BOECHER© The old houseboat still maintained a look of elegance even though paint was chipped and faded – the bough battered slightly from constant pushing against shore, She sat quietly moored under the wispy trees which … Continue reading

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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG . . .

ART BY PAUL BOECHER “TIL WE MEET AGAIN” © Another day – another time.  We were young and the world seemed so exciting and new.  We found each other in this magic place so many years ago and our lives … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE IN THE WOODS

   Art by Paul 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. Remnants of a … Continue reading

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MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER

   Her hands were gnarled and disfigured from years of arthritis – a hefty woman of less than five feet tall. Her swollen legs were encased in stretchy elastic bandages. Though her short body was bent and disabled, her mind … Continue reading

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THE FARM

The path to the house was lined with a brigade of tall sentries. Each pine had been meticulously planted and nurtured for years. It was now their duty to protect the meager house from the elements. Once you reached the … Continue reading

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Thankful!

The old iron fortress stood ready and tall within the empty room. Wood stacked at one side – boots and mittens there dried, But no one would share in the warmth that it’s belly consumed. The snow outside glistened, no … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

One of the many photo ops on social media is to post a picture from your past on Thursdays.  Maybe the photo is from a time before you knew them and you wouldn’t recognize that person in a million years.  … Continue reading

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IF ONLY . . .

Nostalgia is defined as a bittersweet reminder of what things were like in the past – what we were way back when – who we spent time with and how much better our lives were.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if … Continue reading

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LEARNING FROM THE PAST

My generation tends to forget that our lives weren’t perfect.  I think we paint a picture of perfection of the past – Norman Rockwell’s view of American life as it should be.  We try to hide the bad stuff and look only … Continue reading

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