Valentine's reminds me of elementary school.... and my twin and I taking lots of time to go through our store-bought packages of valentines to make sure we didn't give a Valentine to a boy that said "I Love You".
Horrors, the idea of that.
Valentine's also reminds me of the sweetheart banquets at our church when I was in junior high and high school. It was the ONLY time I would ask a boy on a date. (The first few years I'd usually call Hubert (Bill) Thompson.)
We'd go to my church's (First Baptist) banquet and then the next night, or weekend, to his church's (Conway Ave. Baptist Church). We'd dress up ... and usually have a good time. We'd usually double date with Peggy and her fella, whoever that may be.
Last night Bear Valley had a sweetheart banquet of sorts... a LUAU! Sadly, Sam and I had to miss it. :(
Ah, but he and I have been to many sweetheart banquets in our married days. We've even been the king and queen... which is easy to be when you're the pastor and pastor's wife. You kind of have an 'in'.
We have one picture of us kissing madly in front of the whole congregation at one of those banquets. The church people started yelling, 'GET A ROOM!'
And we did.
I hope you have a great day.
Sam and I are visiting a different church that he's supposed to visit as a project of his.
Should be interesting.....
Then we'll eat out (my favorite thing to do).
Isn't that Valentine darling at the top of this post?
Lately I've been trying not to put anything on my blog that isn't 'legal' to do so. ....sooooo I did a google search for public domain Valentines... and found her!
She makes me think of a bumper sticker a Dutch friend of mine used to have:
I'D RATHER BE DUTCH, WOODEN SHOE?