When I was in grade school, we used to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. My parents could afford the dime store packages of valentines, so my mom would buy them, we’d sign them, and take them to school to put in the bulletin board “mailboxes” we had made in art class. Then parents would bring (or send with the kids) cupcakes and sometimes punch for a small party. We also ate those heart-shaped candies that tasted like chalk (and read, “Be Mine”) or Sweetarts special Valentine edition candies.
I don’t see those packages of paper valentines anymore, but admittedly, I buy only one or two for my Valentines who live with me.
Today we could all use a little more love, and I’m wanting to express to LD how I appreciate this nest. I visit nearly every day, even if I don’t post, but just lurk. I thought I would post a valentine that expresses gratitude for my fellow progressives, as the marches are going to become tiresome, and we will have to fortify ourselves in many ways. Our brothers and sisters at Standing Rock are great examples.
The valentine below is for all of you. I hope you will add one for someone here or in our political world you appreciate. Happy Valentine’s Day!