Twilight trails dusky fingers across the land tonight, cooling the edges of the sun-scorched day and bringing night to the hills once more. There is a definite note of fall felt in the air now, reflected in the cooler nights and seen in the more flamboyant wildflowers that bloom in the meado…

Did you hear about the little boy in Georgia who asked his mom to make him a new shirt for the first day of school? He didn’t want a superhero on the front of it, or a sports team. He asked her to print on it: I WILL BE YOUR FRIEND. He told her “it will be for all the kids who need a friend …

My friend, David Miller, formerly of Charleston (now a resident of Washington state), writes the best emails. He doesn’t write all that often, but when he does, he unfailingly gets my wheels turning with whatever it is that has spurred him to write. This latest perhaps more than most. The ti…

Dear Abby: I have been married 35 years. During the last six years, my mom died, my dad moved in and then he passed away at 91. Dad traveled, including to see my three siblings, and had a girlfriend. Three years ago, my mother-in-law, who is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s, moved in. …

Shortly after I adopted Sadie, I found out she’d been exposed to the Parvo virus and might die. That day my life changed forever. I fell in love for the first time in my life. I knew this love was different and would never end. My love for my dog Sadie filled a missing part inside of me that…

Dear Abby: My wife of 36 years has never introduced me to a restaurant, bought concert tickets or planned a vacation. She seldom suggests movies she wants to see or introduces me to any form of music. She claps her hands like a little girl when I say we are going out for ice cream, a walk or…

FAYETTEVILLE — Before artist Jamie Lester, along with friends Jeff and Sarah Edwards, first opened the doors to the building that would become The Freefolk Brewery in Fayetteville, they knew it needed some work.

Dear Abby: My husband, “Doug,” and I have had a long and happy marriage. We’ve raised two children, both of whom are doing well in life. I have much to be thankful for, but I keep having to remind myself of that because I’m having trouble adjusting to my changing relationship with my husband.

Charleston-area residents planning to ride the Autumn Colors Express fall excursion train won’t have to drive to Huntington to board, Rail Excursion Management Co. (Railexco) spokesman Lou Capwell said Monday.

Funerals for Sunday, August 25, 2019

Groves, Lugene - 2 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle.

Karawan-Burgess, Nancy - 3 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

McVicker, Willard - 2 p.m., New Life Family Worship Center, Moatsville.

Parry, Carol - 2 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Riddle, Velma - 2 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Stamper, Daisy - 4 p.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.