hugs Archives - Elizabeth Franklin

The Candy Nana at Church

Long ago in ancient times– when I was five years old– an old man in my church had a pocketful of anise mints.  He handed one to each child after the church service.  I do not remember the circumstances, but I do remember the mints and that he was approachable. My husband kept a jar Read more about The Candy Nana at Church[…]

Valentine’s Day and the Widow

The holiday of Lupercalia is upon us.  Everywhere since the end of December, heart-shaped chocolates, candy hearts with messages of Hugs, Kisses, I Love You line the shelves of CVS, Walmart, Target and many other upscale stores. Kay Jewelers, Jared Jewelers, and Zales Jewelers have made special heart-shaped diamond necklaces for this season of love.  Read more about Valentine’s Day and the Widow[…]