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.