Wax Flowers

Written by Great Aunt Elise Rykel – Circa early 1900’s Dreamily looking out over the beautiful lake which her home faced, Mrs. B. wondered how much longer she would be permitted to enjoy this scene. She had already lived her three score years and ten. Who could tell how soon this living temple, which housed…

The Legend of Lady Kogo

Short Story Written By Gretchen Rickel Wolf – circa 1994 This is a tale of old, of long long ago, in the 7th century. It is the tale of the legendary beauty, Lady Kogo and her music, and the man who was Emperor of Japan at the time. This Emperor was a good and kindly…

Adventures; England & France Spring 2018

A wise woman I know told me, I should write about my travels in a summary with a couple of notes rather than a bulleted list. I’m here to say I believe she’s right. Some of the places I visited are mentioned below. However, please look at my web page (elsawolfbooks.com) and click on ‘Travel…

Jane Austen

Festival in Bath England. September, 2018; http://www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk/ Novels– The Watsons (1801-unfinished), Sense and Sensibility (1811), Price and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), Sandition (1817-unfinished), Northanger Abbey (1818), Persuasion (1818) Short Story – Lady Susan (1794) Write up below about Miss Austen from https; https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/jane-austen/ Jane Austen was born on December 16th, 1775. She…

Mother’s Day Tribute

Mine to Hold — A Collection of Verses Created by Gretchen Rickel Wolf in 2004 — Compiled by Elsa Wolf in 2018   At an advanced age of ninety-two, Gretchen could no longer see well enough to read or write due to unresolvable complications connected to Macular Degeneration that began in 1994.  She could recite…

Mysteries of the Washington National Cathedral

Written by Graham Meyer | Published on September 1, 2007 There aren’t many places that bring together Darth Vader, a dead president, a moon rock, and a 12-ton bell. Washington National Cathedral—officially the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul—has them all, as well as a 53-bell carillon, nine chapels, hundreds of stained-glass windows,…