Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Valentine's Day 1972... If We Only Knew

About four years ago (right after our house fire), Charles and I were at his parents' home in the mountains and his mom brought down some old keepsakes from when he was in school. There were yearbooks, letter jackets, old pictures, etc. Then she showed us a paper bag, the kind you use to pack your lunch in, or in this case, make a Valentine's Day bag for all your classmates to deposit the cards they had on that special day for you. 

Here is a picture of his Valentine' Day Bag from 1972

Can you see where his mom wrote, "Grade 2" on the white heart?  He was in Mrs. McIntyre's room.

There were cards from all his classmates that year with characters like Jiminy Cricket and Cinderella.

And then there was this one:

"It's just Grr-reat to have you for my Valentine!"

Now here comes the part I love the most. This is the back of the card:

Did I mention that Mrs. McIntyre was my second grade teacher too?

I'd know that signature anywhere.

But I didn't know how true the "For My Valentine" would be one day.

I plan on using this card as part of our Valentine's Day decor this year hoping it will warm up a corner on a dark February day. It warms a spot in my heart every day.


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  1. Thanks so much, Carol. Loved your finds at Save On Crafts.

  2. Thank you, Lisa. So glad to have found your blog. Congrats on the feature - well deserved.

  3. That is the cutest thing I've heard all day!!! I love it!

  4. Thanks Danelle. Just visited your blog.... you know I have to go flatware now because I view your post as a sign from the eating utensil gods. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. What a wonderful, wonderful post! How amazing is it that she kept it!


  6. Oh my! That bag and valentine flash me back!!!! So cute!

  7. Thanks, Kaarianne. I'm so glad my mother-in-law is very good about holding on to her boy's things from childhood. This was such a happy surprise, since photo albums, baby books, etc. had been lost in our fire.
    Jennifer, I can still remember making these but my very favorite to make in school was the covered shoe box with a slot cut in it for the cards to be inserted. I use to love decorating these throughout elementary school during the month of February. And who didn't love the cards with candy in them?!

  8. This is the sweetest post ever! I'm so glad that she saved this treasure for you.
    Amazing! God is always in the plan.

  9. Thanks so much, Patti! I couldn't agree more. God is in everything good! Melinda

  10. Oh my...this is just soooo SWEET!! I hope you gave her a huge hug for saving it.


  11. How sweet!! I've known my husband since kindergarten as well. It's so nice to have that kind of history with him.

  12. How sweet!! I always love having special momentos like that.Thanx for sharing at tHT!

  13. Thanks so much. Cathy and Paul, you know I'm impressed with you guys not only as a couple but as parents as well! Melinda

  14. What a wonderful romantic story! Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  15. Oh I love that story, my mom would have kept things like that. I'm terrible about throwing things away, they say I take after my grandmother who even threw away beautiful furniture that would have been antique envies now. I'm so glad you framed the Valentine and are using it in your decor this year, so sweet.

    Hugs ~ Mary


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