Stories tagged: front porch
Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Anyone who has loved and lost a dog will understand …
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., Oct. 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
I was just a pup in 1968 when I joined the staff at The Spokesman-Review. I was fresh from Florida, a bride of one year and someone who had only …
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.
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
My son Sam is married.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Some women might chafe at being their husband’s third choice.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
Two weeks ago I asked a question here: Where have all my doctors gone? And I talked about feeling abandoned at the growing loss of the medical care providers – …
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. 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Where have all my doctors gone?
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 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
My friend Tony Bamonte is dead, and I am sad – sad for the loss to his wife, Suzanne; to the law enforcement community, which he cared about deeply to …
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 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Where did my legs go?
Thu., July 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Let’s face it. Parenting can be a thankless job.
Thu., June 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Miss Chicken is 10 years old.
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., June 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
It won’t be long now before I become a mother-in-law.
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 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
I have discovered dahlias, Dianthus and Salvia. Of the three, last year I could not have told you what two of them were.
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.
Thu., May 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
This has been the strangest spring.
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 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
What do you do when you get a new puppy and things just don’t work out as wonderfully as you’d hoped?
Thu., April 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Necktie quilt hold fond memories of Dad, Cindy Hval writes.
Thu., April 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
When I was younger, I, too, used to kind of sigh and do an internal eye roll when I’d hear a group of older people sit around and discuss their …
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 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
I don’t know how people can live in any kind of acceptable comfort without a recliner.
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 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Nothing can cause rising terror more – for a sweet technology troglodyte – than learning that your old flip phone has become obsolete and will no longer be supported by …