Cindy Hval is the author of War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation, and columnist and correspondent for The Spokesman Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington. Her “Front Porch” column offers humorous, often poignant commentary about life, love and raising sons– not necessarily in that order.
In addition, her stories have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies including ten volumes of the Chicken Soup For the Soul series.
Cindy is the mother of four sons ages 28 to 18 and is owned by two cats, also boys. She and her husband, Derek, recently celebrated their 32th anniversary.
Her idea of heaven is a room full of books and all the time in the world to read them.
While I was puttering in the kitchen early Thursday morning, I heard my husband laugh out loud from an adjoining room. He continued to laugh and came into the kitchen to read aloud your column. As empty-nest parents of (only) two sons, you have reminded us of those years when our house was full of noise, shenanigans, gross things, and much laughter. We miss those times. I have long been a fan of the Front Porch, and now my husband is too. Thanks for making us both LOL yesterday morning.