Northeast Times

 Articles by Sally Friedman

‘God Bless America, Land That I Love’

Let me give it to you straight:


Witnessing the wonder of fatherhood

I remember as if it were yesterday.


A look at the true meaning of a wedding

It’s June — high season for weddings. How well I know it. I’m often at the weddings of total strangers, but before you think “Wedding Crasher,” let me explain: My husband is a retired judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, and is, therefore, authorized to officiate at weddings. And as “Mrs. Judge,” I’m often invited to be with him. I seldom decline.


Nobody ever told me… the journey of motherhood

Nobody ever told me, when I became the mother of a newborn, that I would carry her home from the hospital trembling in terror, wondering how in the world I’d know what to do with her. She seemed like a tiny, helpless victim of my gross ineptitude.


A tribute to those lost this Holocaust Remembrance Day

While other people in my life could not grasp what it was like to do interviews of Holocaust survivors, my daughter Amy did.


Cooking for the family is a tasty tradition

Most of the women I know simply can’t believe it.


Taking a family trip down memory lane

I recently got into a discussion with our daughters about their memories. At this stage of my own life, I want to know what “took,” and I thought I did.


Women’s History Month: Yes, it certainly matters

So here it is, National Women’s History Month. Did you know? Do you care?


Memories of The Flower Show are in full bloom

On their very first date, way back in 1931, my parents went to the Philadelphia Flower Show. My mother was a 20-year-old beauty. My father was a dashing young lawyer of 26.


A new era of marriage — the empty nest phase

It’s well after midnight, and I was in the kitchen enjoying a private binge of frozen cake straight from the package. I’m was feeling out of control, fat and guilty. My husband stumbled in, looking a bit panicky.