The Bride Said Yes to the Dress . . . The Mother-of-the-Bride Diaries Begin

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The woman said yes to The Dress. To the dress she'll be wearing on her wedding day. And with that, her mother -- that … [Read more...]

Wedding Wear: The Aunt Wore Black

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My niece’s wedding was just days away and I didn’t have a thing to wear. A beautiful, talented young woman was marrying a … [Read more...]

Winter Solstice — My Mother’s Last Words to Me Before She Died

My mother died three years ago this Christmas season. A friend remarked earlier this week that when her mother grew close to death, "There was nothing left … [Read more...]

The Trouble With Daffodils — and My Writing

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I don't like daffodils. I feel about daffodils the way I feel about some of my writing - too damned cheerful. Too … [Read more...]