Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hearts and Paste - Sweet Memory

Valentines! Years and years ago, Mrs. Cunningham the most famous second grade teacher in upstate New York dipped her ruler into the big jar of paste and delievered each of us a generous dab of white, creamy almost candy paste on a piece of scrap paper - and the fun began. Foils and doilies and ribbons and lace - sweet thoughts and not a little ingested paste. The result was ONE BIG BEAUTIFUL valentine for mom. Fancy as could be and full of the passionate love of a chubby second grader. My mom, who never got around to send Christmas cards LOVED Valentine's Day - and she loved ME especially on on Valentine's day in second grade. Mom lived to 91 and never missed sending everyone she knew a Valentine. Thinking of her (and Mrs. Cunningham) today.


Pat said...

What a lovely idea and a lovely memory. I still keep the odd card from my mother, no longer with us of course.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

So many special memories
We have
tucked in our hearts.

Dolores said...

Such a sweet memory!