Vintage ValentinesFriday, February 12, 2010
"Mary, Be Mine?" he carefully writes on the card, "From, Charlie". He has just learned cursive and carefully he draws each letter, all the while thinking of his sweetheart. At school the next day he slips the card onto Mary's desk and blushes while she reads it. Maybe she cherishes the clumsy little valentine, saves it forever to remember her first admirer or maybe, years later, she and Charlie are married and she saves the card as a token of their love. Either way, decades later, Charlie's valentine has ended up in an antique store and was bought up by me.