Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Valentine Card Not Forgotten - All those years ago

I had planned on doing a blog today on Valentine's Past, but instead started reading other blogs.  I've enjoyed reading little love stories and memories of fellow bloggers so much that I almost ran out of time to write my own.

But I have just one memory I have to share from the past - the most important love story.

In second grade, a new boy moved to our school.  He was handsome and had a shy smile.  All the little girls fell head over heels in love with him including myself.  In 5th grade, I let my older sister and her friend talk me into buying a special valentine for this boy that I continued having a crush on.  It was a large card - a mushy card and I'll never forget the message, "Darling I love you and want you to know - I'll never get tired of telling you so".  Before you go "how corny is that?", remember, this was the 1950's when everything was a little corny...and my sister was 16 and mushy was her middle name.  I had talked myself into believing that this boy might like me a little bit too, although he had never given any indication other than being nice - but he was nice to everyone.

In those days, we decorated shoeboxes to put all our valentine cards in.  I remember folding the card up and pushing it into his shoebox and immediately going into panic mode.  I had this feeling of horror that he was going to look at this mushy card and tear it up or laugh or something equally as embarrassing.  I tried to pull it out of the box, but it was bigger than the opening and it wouldn't budge.  Besides, he had seen me put it in - I was dead meat.   As we all opened our cards that afternoon, I tried not to look at him, but couldn't help myself.  You know - sort of like you're glued to the TV watching a horrific scene in a movie that you can't pull yourself away from?   He saved my great big valentine until last, and I was red with embarrassment when he opened it.  He turned around and looked at me and ....... smiled shyly - ever so slightly.

Today, my husband gave me a Valentine.  Bigger than any Valentine that I've ever had before.  I swear this thing must be about 30 inches high.
See how big this "For Someone Special" Valentine card is!

Inside he wrote, "Darling I love you....." - the same words that were in my Valentine card to that shy little boy all those many years ago.

Yes, I married the little boy with the shy smile who moved to our school in second grade.   And he gave me a card today that was too big to fit in a shoebox.

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  1. How lovely ... we all fall for the shy ones ...

  2. Aaaw , that is such a lovely post for Valentines Day! Really touching and heartwarming my friend. Thank you for sharing it with us. Things were so innocent back then, weren't they?!

  3. I'd post something clever but, I can't see through these old, tired, watering eyes.

  4. Beautiful and romantic all rolled-into-one!! You're both very blessed!! xoxox

  5. My husband's reaction when he saw my post this morning: "Ya' can't keep anything private when you're married to a blogger....sigh" The he smiled....shyly. Gotta love that man. Ha ha.

  6. Oh my goodness! I wish you could hear me exclaiming and squealing over here! That is so beautiful and precious! What a perfect real life story. My heart feels bigger and full of excitement right now.

  7. This is such a fantastic story. This story put a big smile on my face as I read your words. Thanks for linking up to the Love Story party.

  8. Dearest Glenda!!!
    Oh, what a sweet and romantic story you both have♡♡♡
    I loved so much to read your post today, my friend♪♪♪

    Lots of love and Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

  9. how cool is that?! Yours is a beautiful love story! and that card is pretty funny....and really thoughtful...lucky you!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.


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