Sunday, February 10, 2013

February 14th was a very important date. . .

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?

8 comments:

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I would do the exact same thing! Lots of good memories! Your Valentines pictures are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
Nancy

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Oh Vicki, my memories are so much the same as yours... such happy times for you and I!... I loved making my Valentines box too and so wished I still had one of them... my mama always helped my sister and me like your mama did you... how fun you still have some of those Valentines!... did you make that pretty heart in the top photo?... it is beautiful!... wishing you a very Happy Valentines Day sweet lady... and I think nostalgia is a very good thing!... this world today is so fast paced and computerized and such, it is nice to relax and reflect on our memories from simpler times... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Shirley said...

My Valentine Friend,
Wishing you all the love and sweetness that Valentine's Day brings..it shall be another great day to celebrate those we love..
My childhood day's also bring to mind the happiness we shared during this special Valentine time..wish I could share all the lovely stories I read regarding this special time..Happy Valentine's Day..and much love to you, Shirley

Patty Sumner said...

I remember those day too. We just do not celebra special occassions like that anymore..All the creativity has been taken away. I love the lace cone...I am actually making Valentines for the ladies in my BIble study group. I might have to try those. Blessings!

Pom Pom said...

I loved Valentine's Day, too! I still like it!

I wish you a cheerful Valentine's Day, Vicki!

Marianne said...

My dearest Vicki...I think it's just the order of life...I, too become more nostalgic as I add another year to life. And from what I can tell from others even older than I it seems to be the norm.

What a fond, lovely memory you have...such a treasure, indeed that you and your mother shared this special time of love together. And what greater love (next to God's) than a mother's love.

My birthday is Valentine's day, so when I was a little girl I thought all the valentine candy boxes and all the cards and balloons were to celebrate my birthday...col...ahhh, the innocence of childhood. But a wonderful memory, nevertheless (I hope I'm not repeating this memory to you from a previous post..oh well).
Every birthday my mother lovingly made me a beautiful heartshaped cake with pink icing...all homemade of course. What a wonderful time.

I hope your Valentine's day is filled with love and joy.

By the way, you have the loveliest photographs...I just adore coming to visit you. I always get a warm, generous feeling when I do.

Blessings to you my dear for all of your life,

Marianne xo

Ana said...

Oh my sweet friend Vicki, I too have fond memories of my childhood years and celebrating Valentine's Day. These memories just fill my heart with sweetness and joy...being nostalgic as we get older is definitely not a bad thing...I think it's a wonderful thing. Wishing you a lovely Valentine's Day.

Much love,
❤Ana

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Vicki,
Thanks so much for bringing back wonderful memories of child =hood for me as I did just what you talked about you doing as a child for V Day!!

I hope you will stop back and enter my 3rd Blog Anniversary Giveaway!!

Hugs,
Debbie