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Do you remember those countless hours sprawled on the floor or kitchen table writing your name on the back of those darling Valentine's cards for class?
Do you remember taking a shoe box, cutting a slit in the top & being very creative with decorative papers, ribbons, crayons in preparing the box to 'receive' all your classmate Valentine's cards?
Do you remember all the wonderful yummy treats that our parents made for us to eat at our class Valentine's party?
Do you remember the decorating the house with crepe paper streamers & old Valentine's cards to make the house festive?
Do you remember those little heart candies that we made sentences out of, having hours of fun & then nibbled them away?
Mother always gave us little heart boxes of candy. We kids fought so terribly that 'she got more than me' that Mother literally counted EACH piece out into 5 piles, each pile having the exact same amount of colors & pieces to prevent heavy discord ... gosh! how I remember as we sat watching her every move! Isn't that awful ... kids will be!
Where did these wonderful simple days slip away to so quietly ...
Mother used to save those special little Valentine boxes & each year she'd fill them with her homemade candies for family & friends
My Mother's brother, Uncle Bill, was a bachelor with a very dry sense of humor. He loved to always get a 'raise' out of us 5 kids. During any holiday he would pick up the chocolates in the box, one by one unbeknown to us, pick a wee hole in the bottom & then as we'd pick each piece up to eat he'd tell us the chocolates had 'worms' in the bottom. Needless to say, he got the pick of the box every time. He still brings a smile to me thinking of how gullible we all were.