A Lost Child in Wartime Detroit — A Headscarf Story

By Barbara Falconer Newhall When I was a little kid, three or four years old, during World War II, my mother had a yellow babushka. That's what we … [Read more...]

Something Old — Ten Ideas, Old and New, From a Mother of the Bride

Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue. -- Old English Rhyme By Barbara Falconer Newhall I thought my 40-year-old¬†shoes would … [Read more...]

Little Girl Lost — My Mother’s Magical Babushka

A downtown Detroit street corner, 1942, showing Kern's department store -- in summer. Public domain via Wikipedia Commons   By Barbara … [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...]

My Mother’s Goneness

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My mother is gone. But when she died she left a few things behind, a battered old purse and a small sofa she liked to call … [Read more...]