“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk,” was stated by one of America’s greatest inventors. He was a stately man, who wasn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and dig into solving various kinds of problems through his inventive mind. He numbered most of his friends as those who wore overalls and spent the majority of their lives doing hard labor. The man was Thomas Edison and he was born on this day in 1847.
Almost 100 years later, in 1942, another man was born with the same kind of inventive spirit. He grew up in a Christian home, lived above a funeral home for most of his young life. Developed a stellar work ethic while at the same time possessing a genuine concern for his fellow man.
He has grown into the man he is today by looking at every pile of junk as an opportunity to make something amazing. He, like Edison, has a light bulb over his head and continues to use it ever day – a man of invention, ideas and a deep love for God. He is the man I fell in love with and spent the majority of my life growing to appreciate and be thankful for.
Happy birthday, Paul Boecher. May we have many more years together sharing the blessings God continues to give us day by day.