Friday, February 8, 2013


I fell in love with Valentine's Day
long ago
as I proudly carried the box my mother
 to hold my valentines into my second grade classroom.
Today I am thinking about things that are lovely
seem to belong in the month of February
like tiny hearts, flowers,
ribbons and lace.
Things like chocolate, pink nail polish and bubble bath.
my favorite 

from my dad to my grandmother 
raspberry hearts
I am so glad that after a long, cold, dark January

there is a warm, red day in the middle of February .


I am linking toA Favorite Thing. 


  1. Hi Dottie!
    Yes its your old friend once again!
    I'm so glad your feeling better and just look at those three adorable grandkids :)
    Your valentine cards are precious, how wonderful that you have them and in such good condition too!

  2. Dearest Dottie,
    Your post is so lovely, so touching and so full of loving sentiment. What precious grandchildren you have to light up your days.
    Thank you for stopping by and for your thoughtful comment. I hope that "I Can Only Imagine" touched your heart and lifted you up.
    Carolynn xoxo

  3. How beautiful! It's wonderful to have a holiday that is fun and beautiful, too. What sweet memories we have of past Valentine's days! Hugs!

  4. I remember that Valentine's Day, so sweet!!

  5. What a sweet Valentine Memoir! I love Vintage Valentines!

    Hope your bread turns out fine. Just my two cents tho~ it was okay when it came out of the oven but when it cooled off a bit it was much better. That is kind of strange because normally I love hot bread out of the oven. Anyhow, it was good and hope you enjoy it too!

  6. That is so neat you have those old Valentines that are so special. Your grandchildren are adorable. I will have my first in April.

  7. The cutest valentines, but the babies are cuter.

  8. Adorable...... grandbabies and vintage valentines!

  9. The kids are so darn cute! But now I want a cookie!

  10. Love the vintage Valentines, but love the faces on those darling children even more!

    Susan and Bentley

  11. How wonderful you have a Valentine your dad gave your grandmother, so very precious! And those three little cuties are the most darling Valentines ever!

    Happy weekend and Happy Valentines Day to you!

  12. Hello Dottie

    It's almost mid February, but winter is not over at my place. In fact we never had so much snow as today! You are the lucky one. Have a nice weekend. Regula

  13. Here's to Valentine's Day! Found you on A Favorite Thing. :) I would love to have you share this tomorrow on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Wonderful Valentine's Day....full of love, and "candy"

  15. Oh your grandchildren are precious!

  16. I agree it is the cheeriest day with hearts and love and a reason to celebrate.

  17. Hi Dottie,

    Your beautiful post today took me back to my own happy childhood memories of school in Canada and the holidays that were celebrated in the classroom. Sadly, in Greece, these things are considered too commercial and the little ones, in my opinion, lose out on the sweet stuff that keep us 'American' folks' memories alive and kicking!

    Hope you have a wonderfully whimsical Valentine's day. I WILL have a raspberry heart (okay, or two!) to honour my (North) American roots and traditions!


  18. This winter has really taken it's toll on me ~ I am going to enjoy that little red day too!! winter is almost over!! yippee.

  19. I love old valentines. And I love those raspberry hearts! Your little kiddos are darling!

  20. What a sweet post ... and your favorites are mine too. Especially Grandbabies...and yours are adorable!

  21. Hi Dottie Happy Valentine Day and I love this post. The sweet vintage cards and those grandchildren are precious! Hugs, Mollye