in the small southeastern NM town that I grew up in. . .We always had a party at school. What fun as we exchanged Valentines with our schoolmates! I always loved this!
At home, the night before the party, my momma would always help me decorate a shoebox for keeping my Valentines. . .We would add crepe paper ruffles, glitter, ribbons and lace to "fancy up" the box. I would proudly carry my box along with the Valentines for my teacher and friends to school the next morning.
When the party was over, I could hardly wait to get home with my Valentines to show my momma. Together we would look at each one and "ooh" and "aah" over it. I still have some of those cards from my classmates. Dear friends, I want to wish you a very happy Valentine's Day and hope that you have sweet memories of days gone by. . .It seems the older I become, the more nostalgic I become. . .but that is not a bad thing, is it?