“On Valentine’s day we think of those who make our life worthwhile, Those gracious, friendly people who we think of with a smile.” 

The snow has stopped. It fell all night. I’m living in a winter wonderful. The tops of the branches are covered in snow. The road is not plowed, but I can see pavement in the ruts. As for the amount, we didn’t get all that much. When I went to get my paper, the snow didn’t even reach the tops of my slippers. The dogs love the snow, especially Nala. Her paw prints would give trackers pause. She walks then licks the snow, and you can see her weird tongue print. Later, I’m going to sweep away the snow on the walk and on my car. I will put on boots.

When I was a kid, snow was a celebration. I remember kicking the snow as I walked to school. It blew into the air like a tiny tornado of white. We’d shake bushes and watch the snow hit the ground. If the snow was wet, the branches of the bushes would pop up and more snow would fall, sometimes on us. Once we hit school, fun with snow ended. The nuns warned us about throwing snowballs and threatened punishment. We believed them and nobody threw snowballs. Nuns were not to be be disregarded.

My dance card of the week has a few events. The usual are uke practice tomorrow night and a lesson Wednesday. Friday is the dentist. He’s filling the crack in my wisdom tooth.

In school, Valentine’s Day was a big event. We all brought goodies to share like cookies and cupcakes. The nun would clear off her desk and put all of the food there. We’d put our valentine boxes on our desks. You could feel the excitement in the air. The nun called us row by row to pass out our valentines. Once that was done, the party began. We’d each pick a goodie, go back to our desks to eat, chitchat and look at our valentines.

I’d walk home carrying my valentine box as gently as I could. It was a treasure trove.

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2 Comments on ““On Valentine’s day we think of those who make our life worthwhile, Those gracious, friendly people who we think of with a smile.” ”

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    The best part of Valentines Day is chocolate. I don’t require the fancy stuff but chocolate of any kind fills my brain with dopamine. A day without chocolate is like a day without sunshine.

    When I was a kid we exchanged valentines in class and I always gave out more than I received. No matter what I get my spouse for this holiday it’s never correct. Early on in our marriage, I learned that she doesn’t want flowers on Valentine’s Day, because everyone gets flowers. She’s been on a very low carb diet so no candy. The pandemic killed going out to eat. Trying to figure out what woman want is a never ending puzzle inside an enigma. Men know exactly what they want from woman, to roll over and go to sleep after making love. 🙂

    Happy Valentines Day one and all.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I’m totally in agreement about chocolate. I like a variety including chocolate bars, and I wouldn’t turn my nose up at a box of chocolates, the ones with hard centers.

      I think I got just about the same number as I gave out, but I remember kids walking by my desk without dropping one in my box. Now, kids write valentines for everyone in the class.

      I think many men are unimaginative gift choosers. My father used to give me money at Christmas so I could choose the gifts for my mother. I don’t remember what he gave her Valentine’s Day. My mother liked a bouquet of flowers and loved if it contained sunflowers. Your wife does sound difficult to buy anything for. She doesn’t live much for choices.

      I hope you had a great day!!

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