Stories tagged: cindy hval
Thu., July 12, 2018
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
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.
Thu., June 14, 2018
We eagerly scanned the swarms of blue-robed students filing into the McCarthey Athletic Center on Friday evening. The strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” swelled, and then we spotted our baby …
Thu., June 7, 2018
Bill and Mary Caruso met in high school and just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Thu., May 24, 2018
The newest member of our family arrived just in time for Mother’s Day. Her name is Ruby Sue, and I’m absolutely in love.
Thu., April 26, 2018
Sightseeing is thirsty business.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018
Cindy Hval says she thought everyone named their cars. It turns out many do.
Wed., March 21, 2018
Janet and Jack Arkills met in church in their youth. Their connection was instant. They have been married 60 years today.
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018
Within hours after my most recent column ran, notes began to trickle into my inbox.
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018
Love Stories: Always room for one more – Brian and Betty O’Donnell raised a family, fostered hundreds of boys in 70 years of marriage
They met in eighth grade. Fell in love while attending West Valley High School. And eventually Betty and Brian O’Donnell’s love would grow to encompass their own children, plus more …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
Cindy Hval says she often seeks solitude, something she learned to enjoy growing up.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
The Great Toaster Debate revealed the reality of our shrinking household.
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018
The thing about New Year’s resolutions is they are so boring. Everyone tends to have the same ones – lose weight, exercise more, work less, play more.
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
Bitter cold crept through our coats and scarves as my husband and I waited in a line that stretched the length of the building, but the glittering glow in the …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Seventy-two. That’s how many individuals made the final cut of the book. Twenty-four. That’s how many people died before “War Bonds” made it into print. Twenty. That’s how many goodbyes …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
For Barbara and Ray Lewis, the Thanksgiving Day holiday this year is extra special.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
In 10-plus years of writing this twice-monthly column, I’m almost positive the Thanksgiving writing duty has mostly fallen in my lap. Oh, I know colleague Stefanie Pettit has tackled it …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
The For Sale sign swung wildly in the blustery October wind, and though I’d known it was coming, the sign startled me.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
At the tender age of 9, I had to confront the harsh reality that my parents no longer loved me.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017
Chris Guggemos of Handshake Productions is hail and hearty now, working the crowds at his free summer concerts, but some weren’t sure he’d return after his serious bout with cancer …
Wed., July 5, 2017
I’m not at my best in the morning. I admit it. I don’t relish the sunrise. In fact, I’d prefer not to be notified of its occurrence.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017
The nurse in the delivery room smiled as I pressed my nose to the downy head of my newborn son. “He smells like angel kisses,” I murmured, besotted.
Mon., April 17, 2017
I had lost track of Kit Seaton until my daughter, Amy, pointed out a graphic novel at Cosmic Monkey Comics in Portland recently. On the shelf, among the Batmans, Supermans, …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017
Seven decades later, Donn Thompson still carries that photo in his wallet, and Wednesday he and his bride celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.
Wed., April 5, 2017
A long discussion on the Huckleberries social media began with a tweet in the form of a question from KXLY’s Melissa Luck: “Do you shake hands with women?” The answer …
Tue., March 21, 2017
Former Shoshone County Sheriff Mitch Alexander has hung up his badge to help sell cars for Dave Smith Motors. After 25 years in law enforcement, Mitch is looking forward to …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
This isn’t the way to read a book. Chapter 9 first. Then, Chapters 12 through 15. And back to Chapter 1. But “The Street Agent” by former FBI agent Wayne …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
The Huntington Park Ballroom was awash in men in uniform in 1946, but Dorothy Wunderlich, 17, had eyes for only one.
Wed., July 13, 2016
For me, the best part about being a parent has been the ongoing permission to indulge in my love of make-believe, Cindy Hval writes.
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015
Christmas is all about miracles – about the unexpected showing up in the middle of the ordinary.