Hazel Hailstone

Hazel Hailstone is 87 years young. She has been twice widowed, has two living sons, several grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is retired from the Pearl River, N.Y., School District and presently resides in Murrieta, Calif.


I lie awake in the early hours, the urge to sleep vanished, and I find it a time of reflection: when I feel personal...

And Remember what Peace there may be in Silence

Silence is my treasured companion. It envelopes, soothes and welcomes me home from my fractured activities. It affords me room to contemplate my long...

The First Time

Those beautiful words sung by Roberta Flack come back to haunt: "The first time ever I saw your face I thought the sun rose...