February 16, 2010

Sharing Memories (Week 12): Valentine's Day Stories

We are on Week 12 of our 52 weeks of Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey Journal. I hope everyone will join me this week to talk about more memories! Imagine how excited your grandchildren or great grandchildren would be to read your stories in the future.

I got so busy with Valentine's Day and Family Day weekend here in Ontario Canada, that I never got to our usual Sunday blog with the next week's topic! I wanted to write about Valentine's Day Memories. Hopefully we all have some romantic or funny ones to share.

My father and mother never made a big deal out of Valentine's Day. I don't remember it as anything special, so my first memory is of waiting for a romantic gift when I was a very young bride! I think I've lost my memories of that first marriage, because I don't recall anything special for any of the 9 Valentine's Days we spent together. Looks like my Valentine Memories for my journal will be slim.

One year I hired a singing Valentine for my second husband who taught High School. For some reason I thought it would be fun to interupt his classes with a young woman dressed in stockings and tuxedo (think the Turtles girl...) who would serenade him in front of a room of teenagers! I don't think he appreciated it.

I hope you have some wonderful memories to share with us!


The Grandmother Here said...

Our first Valentine's Day my husband gave me one rose. The second year two roses. The third three...and so on until two dozen roses got to be outrageously expensive. Then one year he sent a barbershop quartet in tuxes to sing love songs to me. This year it was a Hershey's bar and artificial roses from the convenience store downstairs, but the thought was still there.

hummer said...

I think parents have to choose which holiday they are going to emphasize. In the past, schools took a roll in supporting the family by helping the kids make valentines for their parents. Not so much today. The story of your singing valentine made me giggle. You had to have giggle then too. ; )

hummer said...

joined you again. Have I said thank you for the prompts? If not, Thank you. It has been a help to me for my grandchildren.

JoAnne said...

It was a big thing in the primary school. Who would get the most cards? Secret admirers. Days spent carefully cutting the cards out of the books sold then. My memory does not recall any flowers from lovers. It's sadly not so popular here in Switzerland. Not so many romantics here maybe? This year I bought my husband a chocolate heart & myself a dozen red roses.