Valentine's Day when I was young!!
We so looked forward to it!! It was a very special day. I went to a very small school in the country. We had 6 grades in our school...two in each room!! I remember being in the 4th or 5th grade and filling out valentines. I always PICKED or should I say HAND picked every one for every person. We only had about 10 or so kids in each class.
We would bring a shoe box or something like that. We would decorate it and put a slit on the top and of course also our name..We would line them up along the side of the class room. On that big day we would bring in our hand addressed valentines and put them in the slits.
I would try to watch to see who put them into my box...hoping that the boy that I liked would give me one..I remember getting one that came in the mail from a boy friend that I really liked and guess what....he put in a piece of Juicy Fruit gum!! (...how sometimes I cannot remember names but can remember something as little as a piece of gum!!) Course then that made me very happy and also made me feel very special too!!
I wish that kids today would have as much fun!! Oh my little grands here in Savannah are wondering about what their boy/girl friends will give them but now they go into big presents. I asked them if they were having a party and they said no that they did not think so...They are missing out on so much fun..
Our mothers would come in with food...homemade of course!! They would make some of the best stuff and we would have a fun time...We then would take our shoe boxes home and go through the great cards that we received..now I wish that I had kept some of them. I do have one if I could just find it.
Also see the picture above...The valentine people in the back were always so much fun to make..Keep cutting out the red hearts on construction paper and make their tails as long as possible. Back then I did not get to use things like construction paper except at school...Now kids have everything at home..but we didn't. I guess that was why school was so much fun for me...I got to do things that I would not ever get to do at home...Funny how i just thought about that..Really we did not have things at home like construction paper because it was too expensive. WE just did with what we had and did not go and buy things that we really did not need.
Today I think that is what is wrong with kids...they have entirely too much!!
I hope that you have some fond memories of Valentine's Day!! I know that I always looked so forward to it as a kid..NOW well now I guess it is just another day...after all I have been married 45 years!! Smile!1
Have a great Monday and share your memories if you can...
Thought for the day:"Maybe the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way!!"