Stages of love: Bonus story

Stages of love: Bonus story

Editor’s note: For the past five posts, I’ve been writing about C. Clyde Squires’ five stages of love, in honor of my great grandparents, Amand and Estelle Fey. On last Monday I covered Mother Love. Wednesday, I wrote about Puppy Love, Friday was Accepted Love, Monday I featured Binding Love and Wednesday I honored Undying Love. Today, I have a bonus love [...]

There is love

There is love

Love and Salms filled a beautiful old barn yesterday afternoon in Freedom as our friends Bob and Gail celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The whole event felt like a giant family hug. "How'd a guy like you ever land a cute bride like that?" my husband Vince joked. "I drove a cool car," Bob answered. [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day, with love

Happy Valentine’s Day, with love

My dad used to swing by Wilmar’s Chocolates every Valentine’s Day to pick up a large heart for my mom and four smaller ones for my sisters, my brother and me. Some of us wolfed down those candies the day we received them, others savored each piece slowly, stretching that sweet little box out for [...]