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“Old long ago” is the literal meaning of this phrase which usually shows up once a year. We hear it sung as a huge crystal ball is lowered in Times Square.  The title could be loosely interpreted as “in days gone … Continue reading

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Picture this.  It’s 1958.  I’m sitting in the front row of my American History class.  My teacher is standing upon his desk, re-living the battles of the Civil War and in the process of his expounding, his words are laced … 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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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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Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. John F. Kennedy True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to … Continue reading

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When I find a well-drawn character in fiction or biography I generally take a warm personal interest in him, for the reason that I have known him before–met him on the river. – Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain I … Continue reading

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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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Have you ever research your family tree? I had a great-great grandfather who fought in the Civil War. Another was a tailor and another built several churches in his state. Many were pioneers in the early history of America and came … Continue reading

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