Stories tagged: front porch
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020
Hval’s Front Porch offered silver linings
UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020
My doorknobs and light switches have never been cleaner.
Thu., July 23, 2020
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020
Mabel and Charlie Mitson, the last couple featured in the “War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation,” by Cindy Hval, both died in June, 18 days apart.
UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020
During our new stay-home lives, I am not alone.
Thu., July 2, 2020
Hval family would go the extra mile to be with twin grandsons
Thu., June 25, 2020
If we have an extravagance in our lives, it’s our sailboat.
Thu., June 11, 2020
I almost met the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Thu., June 4, 2020
Headstones offer connection to stories told or untold
UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020
On Saturday, May 2, the glorious Miss Chicken died. It was just two days after the story I wrote about her latest life adventure appeared in this space, in which …
Thu., May 21, 2020
You never know how much you miss something until it’s gone. Derek and I have entered the blissful state of the almost-empty nest. With just one kid at home our …
Thu., May 14, 2020
Fair to say, everyone is getting a little stir-crazy being sequestered as we have been. Never mind missing work, family, friends, restaurants, travel, going to the theater – I confess …
Thu., May 7, 2020
Bewildered, I stared through sleep-fogged eyes at the rack above the kitchen sink. I saw Sam’s Star Wars cup, Derek’s Three Stooges mug, and a few others, but my Monday …
Thu., April 30, 2020
An update on Miss Chicken who is 11 years old and receiving careful attention in her old age
Thu., April 23, 2020
March 29. For those keeping track at home, that’s the last time I wore mascara. I’m putting that extra five minutes a day to good use, though. For instance, I …
UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2020
The other night my son prepared steak, salad and a new recipe for squashed potatoes for dinner – all homemade and plated with a sense of design. That was in …
Thu., April 9, 2020
Unlike many writers, I don’t journal. I write for a living, so by the end of the day I’m all out of words.
Thu., April 2, 2020
Several years ago when I was visiting family and friends in Florida, I spent two days with a cousin I hadn’t seen in a couple of decades. As we were …
UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020
Earlier this month when we left for Ohio to visit our twin grandsons, there were just two cases of COVID-19 in Spokane – the remaining cruise ship passengers that had …
Thu., March 19, 2020
The partial-but-increasingly growing, self-imposed isolation has begun.
UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020
I stood in the middle of the bedroom and spun in a slow circle. A few minutes earlier I’d left my desk and rushed upstairs to get something. Something really …
Thu., March 5, 2020
This is about a delightful little adventure involving lost jewelry and lost memory and a bit of kindly detective work that solved the mystery dubbed “The Extraordinary Ordinary Book.”
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
Anticipation is a feeling of excitement about something pleasant that you know is going to happen, and it’s just about my favorite feeling in the world.
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
Being at the very front end of the Baby Boomer parade, I am finding issues with memory more relevant in my life. And in that of my friends.
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., Feb. 6, 2020
It wasn’t New Year’s Eve exactly – but darned close – that we celebrated the end of 2019 with a warm and lovely ceremony that was meaningful and fun, and …
Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
On Nov. 23, 2019, a rainbow shimmered across our sky. Not just any rainbow, a glorious double arc.
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
This is a column dedicated to a couple of unrelated items.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
I’ve been told I have a way with words.
Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
I just love it when people think of innovative or spot-on perfect gifts to get for people they care about. It’s hard to accomplish, but when you get it right, …