Is anything so sweet as an old fashioned Valentine?Does ya'll remember makin' them fer all those friends in the third grade? The lace doilies?? ?Oh MY! A best friend was the "bestest" thang in the whole world.
And 'member trading them bags full of pastel candy hearts? "Trade ya' a Hot Stuff fer a Lover Boy!" "Nope, but I'll give ya' a Cutie Pie".
An' you fellas, does ya' recall when MOM really was yore best girl? You was 9 and all other girls was yucky...but MOM was somehow, well, pretty good.
And then we was 15 and cravin' those mythical love scenes? The impossible love of Romeo and Juliet?
Only to get a cryptic note from who knew who? SO we looked all round ter see who could 'a slipped us the pierced heart? Who had we never noticed, but who was shure noticin' us?
Some of us dern well nursed abroken heart or two or ten.....but then........Daddy to the rescue!....................
Daddy brought us chocolate goodies...and hilarious cards with hysterical kisses?
He shure knew how ter tease a smile outa ya!
But Mama's cure fer a wounded heart was ter send ya' on a on a mission o' mercy. Off yer trooped wif' a plate o' homemade hearts fer the Widow Lady who lived down the lane.
An when we had forgot our own troubles after sippin' tea wif' Widow Lady, home we came only ter find Mama done laid a rose on our pillow? An' peered into the future where she assured us a fine handsome fella would bring dozens and dozens of roses on Valentine's Day.....and we sighed, lookin' off ter that dreamy day...........
An' all the romance possessed young men, passin' the jewelers window, tryin' ter figger out out how ter buy their sweetheart a ruby pendant...would THAT steal her heart? Would it win us more than a kiss?
....And life, lived long, bonds as friends those we
were given from the beginning...a sister is the dearest friend of all.
I hope ya'll gets a sweet kiss....
or two.....from the ones ya love so much.....give some away too....
Even iffin' it means you gotta kiss the Frog!! Ya' jes' never know!!
Sometimes, though, Love is all around us, if we jes' lift our eyes up.....