Friday, February 14, 2014

Random 5 Valentine's Day

 
My Mom found these and gave then to me a couple of years ago, It was a collection of cards and letters from my childhood. A box filled with happy memories!
Now, I realize as I look at them, they are a bit dated, perhaps even vintage now. How did that happen?


Random 5 Valentine's Memories
 
1. The first Valentine's Day gift I received from a boy was a heart shaped box of cinnamon hearts. I was delighted and couldn't stop smiling. His name was Jeff and those are sweet memories!
 
2. One year my Mom made sugar cookies for all of us and she came by my office to drop them off. I wasn't there when she came by. When I came back to the office she had been there and the plate was on my desk. I had a meeting with someone. Yes, I shared, but only 1 cookie. You have to understand, her cookies are the best!
 
3. I enjoyed Valentine's Day when my daughter was little. It was fun to take her to the store to pick out cards for her friends! I hope that she remembers that and has happy memories.
 
4. My husband always remembers to say "Happy Valentines Day Honey" first thing on that morning. This morning was no exception.
 
5. When my daughter was small and learning to talk, she would say "I ujj (love) you too much Mommy". That was the sweetest sound in the world to me and wish I had a recording of her saying it. Every mother wants to hear their child say those words, no matter how old they are.
 
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26 comments:

  1. A very sweet post full of memories of Valentine's Day. xo

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Thank you for visiting!

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  2. this is a lovely post and I had forgotten how as kids we'd have cut out Valentine's books oh my that is going back. My Grade 6, or 12th Valentine's day was the best, two special valentine's from two special boys.

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    1. We don't realize as children how memories like that will be so precious as we get older! Glad that you have them too Lynn! Thank you and thanks for visiting us!

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  3. This was such a sweet post, Melanie, and what precious memories :) My husband tends to be the same way and will say Happy Valentine's Day when he wakes me up...it's a nice way to get started.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you! Hugs

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. It is a nice way to get the day started! I almost beat him to it this morning. We both laughed and I was happy to hear him say it! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. How cool that she saved them. What a great treasure!

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    1. Yeah, I thought that it was pretty cool too. It was fun looking through them. Thanks Lisa and thanks for visiting us!

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  5. Very nice memories Melanie. I don't think my Mom kept anything like that, how sweet of yours to do so.

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    1. Thank you! Kind of scary though, if she kept that what else did she keep? LOL! Thanks for visiting us!

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  6. lovely memories for Valentine's Day. I remember making a box for school for collecting my Valentine's. I think I liked the box better than the Valentine's ... it was all red and lots of hearts all over it .. crepe paper was the craze! You have some wonderful treasures. Happy Friday and Happy Valentine's day!

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    1. I remember making a box too, dont have it though. Thank you and thanks for visiting us!

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  7. Hi Melanie, Beautiful memories to think of on a special day. I remember in grade school how we all made Valentine mailboxes to receive our cards from classmates. It was a special time. Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day.
    Blessings and hugs!

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    1. It was a special time! Those are fun things to remember. Thank you and thanks for visiting!

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  8. These are such lovely memories! That's neat that your mom saved those cards. They are indeed treasures. I remember my mom getting us those boxes of cards to give out at school--one to each classmate.

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    1. Thank you Tina. I am so glad that she saved them! I remember those boxes too. Yes, one for each classmate, even the yucky boys! LOL! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. awww, such precious memories. i love them ... i thank you for sharing. i really enjoyed. i remember as a kid sharing cards with all my friends. it was such fun & i really looked forward to it ... i think more than any other holiday. maybe even more than Christmas. you always wanted to get that card from that special boy you like. you know??! happy <3 day!! ( :

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    1. Thanks Beth! Those are specail memories from childhood. Once we got out of grade school, then the boys began to become more appealing. The older we got, the more interesting boys became. Some of them even became cute! LOL! Thanks Beth and thanks for visiting!

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  10. My husband did good today too. I was impressed.

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    1. That is great Sarah! It is nice to be impressed, especially if it was unexpected. Thank you for visiting us!

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  11. Hi Melanie! Oh, what a sweet post! I love it that you have some of your Valentines from years ago. It was sweet when our children were little, picking out their cards and decorating those shoe boxes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks Shelia! It was fun when they were little, just didn't last long enough though. The memories are fun to share though! Thanks for visiting us, always happy to see you here!

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  12. Love your Valentine Random Five! My hubby always wishes me a Happy Valentine's Day first thing in the morning too. Those "vintage" Valentines bring back memories.

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    1. thank yiou Dianna! I think that the good morning Valentine wish is my favorite part of my day now! thanks for visiting us!

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  13. Oh, I love this post!! So full of LOVE!! The fact that you have some old Valentines is amazing!! I know what wonderful memories they must bring to you!!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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    1. Thank you Gert! They did bring back some wonderful memories. Thank you for visiting us!

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