Stories tagged: front porch
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. 28, 2019
A few weeks ago, when Bruce was in the hospital getting prepped for surgery, he looked over at us and told the pre-op nurse that our son Carl and I …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Whoever said what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, is obviously not a newspaper columnist.
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
We have two sons. One is a newlywed living and working in Seattle. The other has lived and worked numerous places in the world, currently in Portugal.
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Tears poured from my eyes as I thumbed through the pages.
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
Winding down the task of getting my yard ready for winter
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. 17, 2019
Anyone who has loved and lost a dog will understand …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Three seconds. That’s about how long it takes me to tell if a couch is comfortable.
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
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
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.
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
My son Sam is married.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Some women might chafe at being their husband’s third choice.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
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
It’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint and updated décor improves a home’s entryway.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Where have all my doctors gone?
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 25, 2019
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
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
Where did my legs go?
Thu., July 4, 2019
Let’s face it. Parenting can be a thankless job.
Thu., June 27, 2019
Miss Chicken is 10 years old.
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., June 13, 2019
It won’t be long now before I become a mother-in-law.
Thu., May 30, 2019
Columnist enjoys rare break from work deadlines to enjoy the beauty of the world around her.
Thu., May 23, 2019
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
Sarah Bain honors the memory of her infant by donating her wedding dress to the Angel Gown program.
Thu., May 9, 2019
This has been the strangest spring.
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.