Happy Valentine’s Day! A day of love and maybe also some chocolate, champagne, terms of endearment and cards. The above photos aren’t a Valentine card but rather a postcard given to my Aunt Marie from her then fiancee, Jim–who went by the nickname of Barney. As you can see, it was dated November 1944 and he wrote it during WWII, while he was in Paris, France. My aunt told me he had included it with a letter he sent her. This card has always been so special to me and I now have it framed and keep it in my home, because both my aunt and uncle have passed away. When he wrote it, there would still be six more months before the war ended. My uncle returned home to Salem, Massachusetts and they were married in May of 1946. They had no children but had a marriage that spanned 57 years. And this card sent with love has now endured 73 years! That’s a lot of love!
Love comes in many different forms. Respect, compassion, giving, joy, sadness and so many other emotions are all components of love.
So on this day set aside to celebrate love, I wish you a day filled with whatever might be the meaning of love for you. And when this day ends…….let’s all keep a bit of that love in our hearts.
See you here next time…………