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Ferida Wolff

A Word to the Wiser

By Ferida Wolff

A Word to the Wiser

It all began when a new local store sent us a promotional copy of Poor Richard’s Almanack to induce us to check out their goods. I thumbed through it casually when, half an hour later, I realized I was hooked on Old Ben’s proverbs. Sometimes interesting, often obscure, these sayings commented on every facet of […]

My Photo Shoot

By Ferida Wolff

My Photo Shoot

I usually think of myself as an ordinary person. I am a mom with grown children, a wife with a supportive husband and a doting grandmother. I also am a writer. I let my words be my public face. When a local newspaper decided to feature me in an article and wanted a photograph, I […]

Mosh Pit Hora

By Ferida Wolff

Mosh Pit Hora

The wedding ceremony was over. The guests had gathered in the dining area waiting for the formal introductions. First came the parents of the groom. Next came the parents of the bride. All eyes were turned toward the entrance, eager for their first glimpse of the newly wedded couple. It was like the beginning of […]

Late Bloomers

By Ferida Wolff

Late Bloomers

I was in my side yard with gardening tools at the ready. Spring had just arrived and the flowerbed needed some attention. Although much of the garden was already beginning to bud – the Redbud tree in the back, the crocuses in front, and a host of daffodils on the side – the hibiscus looked […]

Facing My Fears

By Ferida Wolff

Facing My Fears

Not long ago I went up in a hot air balloon. It doesn’t sound like such a remarkable feat. All it does is go up in one place and come down in another. Except that I am afraid of heights so the going up was problematic. I imagined falling out and breaking bones I couldn’t […]

I’ve Been Friended

By Ferida Wolff

Okay, okay, I am finally on facebook. I was not inclined to join, but I was shamed into it by my two-year-old grandson. No, he has not been allowed to sign up quite yet. He can’t work the keypad properly, though he does pretend to. Here is how it happened. This tiny kid, who until […]

The phone rang at 3:20 am. I was jarred out of sleep, gasping at the insistent, harsh ring. “Easy,” my husband said from his side of the bed. But my heart was already thumping wildly. It is a rare call that brings good news at three o’clock in the morning. My mind immediately went into […]