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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Love story: Sanneses still playmates after 65 ‘blessed’ years

Neither Darlene nor Larry Sannes is quite sure how they first met; after all it was almost 70 years ago. The details may be vague, but the result of that long-ago meeting is evident. On Sept.16, the couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Pandemic projects: Dream of becoming flower farmer blossoms

When the pandemic struck, Loreen McFaul took the adage “bloom where you are planted” to heart. “One thing I know about myself is that I have to do something creative every day,” she said. During the winter, she’d taken an online course on flower farming.

Pandemic project: Family remakes backyard

From rose garden to rock garden with a reminder to relax, and from disheveled deck, to lighted party palace, the Larsen family used their time and skills to transform their backyard during the pandemic.

Front Porch: From pop art to Bomber Boys at the MAC

The MAC opened its doors again in August at 25% capacity, but Saturday marked our first visit since the shutdown. Enjoying something so normal is a welcome breath of fresh air, even if those breaths are taken behind masks.

Front Porch: Being with Mom does the heart good

If I’d known I wouldn’t see her again for six months, I’d have given her an extra hug. When I left my mom’s assisted-living apartment on Feb. 29, I assumed I’d see her when I returned from visiting my grandsons. COVID-19 proved that assumption wrong.

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Hval’s Front Porch offered silver linings

Front Porch: Showing some love to locally owned eateries

You never know how much you miss something until it’s gone. Derek and I have entered the blissful state of the almost-empty nest. With just one kid at home our budget has relaxed enough for us to enjoy dining out at least once a week (and that doesn’t include Friday night pizza.)

Front Porch: Of Mondays and mugs

Bewildered, I stared through sleep-fogged eyes at the rack above the kitchen sink. I saw Sam’s Star Wars cup, Derek’s Three Stooges mug, and a few others, but my Monday mug was missing.

Front Porch: It’s not what I miss most; it’s who

March 29. For those keeping track at home, that’s the last time I wore mascara. I’m putting that extra five minutes a day to good use, though. For instance, I posted that fascinating tidbit across my social media platforms.