Monday, February 1, 2010
My sister, Myra, is 13 years older than me so when I was a young girl in the 1950's, she was a teenager with boyfriends. Every Valentine's Day her boyfriend would send her a beautiful box of chocolates. The box was always shaped like a red heart (sometimes a pink heart) and was always heavily embellished with pretty papers, laces, ribbons and flowers. Oh, how I loved those wonderful boxes. It was not the chocolate covered creams or chocolate covered nuts that attracted me (although now it would be!!), but rather the box itself. Sometimes when my sister was through with the chocolates, she would let me play with the box and keep some of my "treasures" in it. Well, I guess my daddy knew how I loved those pretty Valentine boxes because one Valentine's Day he went to the drug store in our small town and purchased a box of chocolates for me. The box was smaller and not as heavily embellished as the ones my sister received from her boyfriends, but how I loved that box. It was red and heart shaped and covered in cellophane and on the lid were some embossed flowers or cupids (I can't remember for sure.) and it was tied up with a pretty bow. The chocolates were probably Russel Stover or Pangburns, and that box was my prized possession. I wish my sister and I had kept those delightful boxes because they were a reminder of a simpler, more innocent time. Do you remember a favorite Valentine present? Do you love chocolate? My mother loved chocolates, but my daddy really didn't care for chocolate. I have found this to be true, either one really loves chocolate or one really doesn't care for it that much. I LOVE chocolate and it seems my grandchildren have inherited my love for they love chocolate, too. Sweet friends, I hope you have enjoyed my little Valentine story, and I am wishing for you a week full of love and happiness!!!
I purchased the heart shaped box, Valentine bear, Valentine cupcake and Valentine tussie mussie from Ms. Rhea of Sweet 'n Shabby Roses. You can find Rhea here: http://sweetnshabbyroses.blogspot.com/
Posted by Vicki at 1:59 PM