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,…

Short Story; Escape

“Hold it in… Hold it in…” A surge of anxiety gripped Luna’s chest. She tried to soothe herself. “Don’t cry again! Not now!” Cities made her uneasy, but there was nowhere else to go. Her soul felt hollow and empty without her husband by her side. Losing Will and his crew in the mining accident…

The Farm Women’s Market

The market remains in 2018 – An inspiration to share from my hometown-   Adapted from “The Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative market” by Mary Charlotte Crook The Montgomery County Story, Volume 25, No. 3, August 1982 — http://www.farmwomensmarket.com On busy Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, in the shadow of a modern, high-rise office building, stands a…

An Example of A Gripping Short Story 1949

Death of a Racehorse by W.C. Heinz – Published in The Sun, July 29, 1949 They were going to the post for the sixth race at Jamaica, two-year olds, some making their first starts, to go five and a half furlongs for a purse of four thousand dollars. They were moving slowly down the backstretch toward…