Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Card

As the construction workers ripped apart this old school building, they found a few long forgotten items slid behind the bookshelves or tucked under cracks in the floor. A rusty pair of scissors. A few pencils.
A Valentine.  

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Found, one Valentine, a Will You Be Mine? Valentine similar to the one here. It took sixty years to be delivered. It sat there, silently waiting behind the nailed-to-the-wall, painted-over-the-cracks bookshelf. When it finally saw the light of day, it was barely faded. The name penciled across the back could still be seen.
It is now delivered. It no doubt brought more joy arriving late than it would have so long ago - well, a different kind of joy, at least. Then it would have been hastily read and stuffed in a folder with the other cards. Now it is relished, held up as a message from the past.

What a wonderful Valentine's gift.

Catch of the day,



  1. Oh, this valentine brings back childhood memories. My mother once made me a scrape that was FILLED with such valentines from my elementary school friends. Thanks for this post that brought back this memory! And what am amazing story this is. What are the odds of ever finding such a thing. I love it!!!
    Ann Best, Author

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this post, Ann. True stories like this are interesting because they show a slice of real life.
    Happy Valentine's Day.