Stories tagged: cindy hval
Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
I sat in her kitchen, surrounded by fragrant braids of garlic. Plump and juicy just-picked tomatoes spilled from a bowl on her counter.
Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
On Nov. 23, 2019, a rainbow shimmered across our sky. Not just any rainbow, a glorious double arc.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
I’ve been told I have a way with words.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
I don’t remember ever having 20/20 vision. I got my first pair of glasses in fourth grade, my first pair of contacts at 15, and my eyesight continues to decline.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
The rustling sound gave me pause.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
There’s no place like home for the holidays and for 32 children, Hutton Settlement is the place they call home. Earlier this year, I got to know four of those …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Whoever said what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, is obviously not a newspaper columnist.
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Tears poured from my eyes as I thumbed through the pages.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019
Thankfully, we’d been warned in advance that train robberies frequently occur on the Scenic Pend Oreille River Train. Even better, the cash collected goes to support the many community projects …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Three seconds. That’s about how long it takes me to tell if a couch is comfortable.
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
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
That encounter brightened a long Monday and memories of my sons tumbled through my mind.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Some women might chafe at being their husband’s third choice.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
It’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint and updated décor improves a home’s entryway.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
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
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
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., July 4, 2019
Let’s face it. Parenting can be a thankless job.
Thu., June 20, 2019
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
Columnist enjoys rare break from work deadlines to enjoy the beauty of the world around her.
Thu., May 16, 2019
Sarah Bain honors the memory of her infant by donating her wedding dress to the Angel Gown program.
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019
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
Necktie quilt hold fond memories of Dad, Cindy Hval writes.
Thu., April 4, 2019
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
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
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
The rooster’s hoarse crows were sounding desperate and none of us knew what to do.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
Sometimes love can feel oppressive, even suffocating, especially when it weighs 14 pounds and is sitting on your chest.
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
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
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 …