Bashful Smile

Could this child be a relative, maybe a distant cousin with those blonde eyelashes like mine and that nose that looks like my son’s?  I don’t recollect any family in the Scott’s Run area but sometimes families traveled when a mine closed.

Ready for Retirement? EclecticEvelyn.com

Are you Ready for Retirement?

As a woman of a certain age, in my fabulous 50’s, I am concerned about retirement. I have worked and raised four children living mostly paycheck to paycheck and have nothing saved. Taking steps to take control of your retirement planning could have a positive impact in many areas of your life. Start today with this…

Food For the Starving Huntington WV Opioid Epidemic EclecticEvelyn.com

Food for the Starving

The city I live in is considered ground zero for the opioid epidemic. In a city that has less than 50,000 people, 1 in 4 adults is addicted to an opiate and 1 in every 10 babies born in 2016 were born addicted.

Brenda Duff

Death of a Mother

The hardest part is putting that word death in a sentence with your mother. Mom has died. It looks so terrible even written. So short and final. Three words that change the lives of generations.