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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Valentine Medley for February 13
Somehow it's Wednesday again, and time for the Wednesday Medley hosted by Terri at Your Friend from Florida!
Terri asks the questions and bloggers come up with their own answers.
Wouldn't you like to join in? It's easy, and could make for a fun blog post on a wintry day; this week's questions have a Valentine theme. Just head over to Terri's blog,
get the questions, then copy, paste, and answer them on your own blog.
Then you can go back to Terri's and link up, if you like. Here goes!
1. I think St. Valentine's Day
is for everyone, whether you have a romantic love interest or not. I
received a Valentine card from my sister (thank you Patti!) - case in
point. It is all about LOVE, not just romantic love. What are your
traditions for celebrating Valentine's Day?
I agree with you. Valentine's Day can celebrate family love, the love of friends, and more. We have no hard-and-fast traditions I guess ... we have learned to be flexible as to how we celebrate. Sometimes I
will make a special supper or breakfast for my husband and myself on
Valentine's Day, or sometimes we will go out. We tend to save money we
would have spent on gifts or flowers to use on getaways at a later date. When the kids were younger, and even a few years with grandkids, as below, we would make Valentine cookies together. When my kids were at boarding school for high school, and then when they were away at college, I would send Valentine care packages.
When you were in elementary school, did you decorate a shoe box and
deliver those little valentines to all your classmates? Perhaps in
Loved this illustration of a Valentine box on Terri's blog, so kept it when I copied and pasted. It wasn't always a shoe box, but yes -- in elementary school, we would decorate boxes in which the little Valentines from our classmates could be deposited. Valentines like the one below from the 1960s. We decorated the boxes with construction paper cutouts, paper lace doilies, red heart stickers, and much more.
3. Do you enjoy playing Cupid? Have you ever introduced a couple who really clicked?
Not really. I know some people love to play matchmaker, but I'm not one of them. Too much responsibility. No, I don't think I ever have introduced a couple who really clicked.
4. Which traditional Valentine's Day gift would you rather receive: Chocolate, flowers, or a card with a personal message?
A card with a personal message.
My daughter made this Valentine for me probably 30 years ago.
5. What is the best movie to watch on Valentine's Day?
I almost never watch movies so I have absolutely no idea.
6. Tell us something random about your week!
It's likely to be interrupted by a major snowstorm -- though nowhere near as major as what those in the midwest and northwest are getting. Our winter storm warning for Tuesday said snow was to start at 4 pm. It's Tuesday at 4:07 as I write this and, sure enough, light snow is beginning.
That's the Wednesday Medley for this Valentine week!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.