Be My Valentine

by Darla on February 11, 2011

Be My Valentine…

Valentines Day has always been a special day in our family. Dad would bring Mom a present of flowers or a special heart shaped box of chocolates. Dad never forgot my Brother and I. We got our own smaller box of chocolates. Each chocolate flavor was a mystery till bitten into. Brother and I sampled and critiqued each shape and flavor. We may have swapped a few but do not remember ever throwing any out.

The day became even more special when I married my sweetheart 31 years ago on Valentines Day. There have been many chocolates eaten since, but still seems like yesterday.

This postcard is postmarked February 14, 1908. It came from Grandma’s Trunk and has been restored. It was to Grandma from her cousin Lola. Grandma was 11 years old at the time.

To see the original postcard just click on the photo above.

More Stories and Photos about Grandma’s Trunk

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1 DigitalDoyle February 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Sure doesn’t seem like 31 years, does it, Beloved? A great time always passes too quickly.

I love you more than I have words or ability to express. So on our 31st anniversary I’ll just borrow some great words from wise King Lemuel, whose mother taught him very well. These words describe you perfectly.

Proverbs 31:10-31
10: An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.

11: The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.

12: She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.

13: She looks for wool and flax
And works with her hands in delight.

14: She is like merchant ships;
She brings her food from afar.

15: She rises also while it is still night
And gives food to her household
And portions to her maidens.

16: She considers a field and buys it;
From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17: She girds herself with strength
And makes her arms strong.

18: She senses that her gain is good;
Her lamp does not go out at night.

19: She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hands grasp the spindle.

20: She extends her hand to the poor,
And she stretches out her hands to the needy.

21: She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22: She makes coverings for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

23: Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.

24: She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies belts to the tradesmen.

25: Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future.

26: She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

27: She looks well to the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.

28: Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:

29: “Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all.”

30: Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

31: Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.

Thank you for being such a wonderful wife, lover, friend, and partner. I am so very fortunate to be the one you chose.

Happy Anniversary, Beloved. I love you!

Doyle

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2 Darla February 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Not sure how it happened, but I found my perfect mate first time around. I love you too sweetie.

Darla

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