Stories tagged: cindy hval
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 2:28 p.m.
Three seconds. That’s about how long it takes me to tell if a couch is comfortable.
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Question: What do you get when you combine the terrible two’s of toddlerhood with the terrifying tenure of teenage years?
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
That encounter brightened a long Monday and memories of my sons tumbled through my mind.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Some women might chafe at being their husband’s third choice.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint and updated décor improves a home’s entryway.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
I didn’t get much reading done this week. Every time I picked up a book, Sir Walter Scott scooted his head beneath it, and collapsed on my chest, obscuring the …
Thu., July 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Confession: I haven’t mowed a lawn since 2001, and the only time I mowed the lawn prior to that was when my husband was doing his annual training with the …
Thu., July 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Let’s face it. Parenting can be a thankless job.
Thu., July 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Camp Read-a-Rama, the new addition to Spokane County Library District’s summer reading program, is a weekly half-day summer camp with a different theme each week based on a children’s book …
Thu., June 20, 2019, 5 a.m.
We’d barely finished our appetizers when Jimmy “the Gyp” got bashed in the back of the head. I clutched my champagne glass as Crusher, the Don’s bodyguard, rushed past our …
Thu., May 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
Columnist enjoys rare break from work deadlines to enjoy the beauty of the world around her.
Thu., May 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sarah Bain honors the memory of her infant by donating her wedding dress to the Angel Gown program.
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 1:46 p.m.
Ray, Milt, Dean, Harold. Their names are as old-fashioned as the values they held dear – patriotism, service, commitment and lifelong love.
Thu., April 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Necktie quilt hold fond memories of Dad, Cindy Hval writes.
Thu., April 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
She breezed by me, her skinny legs pumping hard, her hair, untethered by a helmet, flew straight behind her like Superman’s cape.
Thu., March 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
Each fall and winter, I’m blessed to use the home of snowbird friends as a writing retreat. When they left Spokane in September, they left behind a new member of …
Thu., March 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Author Lisa Kleypas famously wrote, “A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.” If that’s true then there were at least a dozen dangerous creatures at Lilac City Law on Friday …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
The rooster’s hoarse crows were sounding desperate and none of us knew what to do.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sometimes love can feel oppressive, even suffocating, especially when it weighs 14 pounds and is sitting on your chest.
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
He stood like a lonely Statue of Liberty, holding his lighter aloft, its flame flickering in the darkness. An actual cigarette lighter, not a pale imitation cellphone flashlight. You should …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
If you don’t want to know how the sausage gets made, you should stop reading now. Seriously. Recently my sisters-in-law and I had our annual Sizzling Sisters Sausage Sunday. Forty …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
He joined our family on a beautiful spring evening. Nine years later, he left us on cold November morning.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
The letters by Jack Rogers came from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from Camp Pontchartrain, Louisiana, from Dutch East Indies, New Guinea, and the Philippines – approximately 150 in all.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
They say you don’t appreciate what you have until you no longer have it.
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Cindy Hval is learning new things. She is telling her “Front Porch” stories in front of a camera on a segment of “Spokane Talks,” a television show on Fox28 Spokane.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
“I’d like to see the redwoods someday,” he said, as we sat around the dinner table.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
Our family recently went through a very dark time.
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Jerry Kane, 61, has two big regrets. One, that he didn’t serve in the military, and two, that he didn’t graduate from high school.
Thu., July 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
The crash happened in a split second. One minute my husband was driving down North Monroe Street, and in a flash a sedan darted out in front of him from …
Thu., June 28, 2018, 6 a.m.
Derek and I had a peaceful easy feeling in May when we joined several thousand of our closest friends to hear the Eagles in concert at the Spokane Arena.