A Valentine’s Day Challenge

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal 6 Comments

On Valentine’s Day I sent out a newsletter with a Happy Valentine’s wish and a giveaway contest. To enter readers sent me an e-mail. (The contest is still open and if you haven’t entered, you still can by sending that e-mail or leaving a comment here saying you’d like to throw your name in my giveaway drawing hat. Deadline for …

Nature’s Valentine

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Happy Valentine’s Weekend! Here’s a natural valentine I spotted on one of my walks some time last year. I’ve been saving it for this day. A day late, I know, but we can celebrate love any day, can’t we? As far as I know, nobody carved this heart in this tree. It just happened. A gift of nature. But then …

Jocie Shares a Scene from Summer of Joy

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February 17, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky three days after Valentine’s Day. It’s been snowing and snowing. That’s given me lots of time to think about all the different kinds of love and back to some of the things that happened in those Heart of Hollyhill books I’m in.    You know it’s funny that last Hollyhill …

Mystery Flowers and Secret Admirers

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February 17, 1964 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Main Street, Hollyhill. Strange goings on in the newspaper office this week.  Valentine’s Day was last Friday. The day when everybody goes bonkers for love. At least everybody but Wes and me. He says folks are just having “heart” trouble and it’s trouble he intends to stay out of. I wouldn’t mind …

A Day for Romance

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. (Voltaire) Happy Valentine’s Day! What makes Valentine’s Day good for you? Candy? Roses? A card with loving words? Maybe sugar candy hearts with “Be Mine” on them. Seems I remember hearing that they had jazzed up and modernized the Valentine messages on candy hearts. So now the sayings on …

The First Valentine

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Hi, everybody. Hope you’re not too stuffed with chocolate candy after Valentine’s Day yesterday. Our preacher was telling us the origin of Valentine’s Day in church today. Br. Fred says that back many moons ago, around 268 A.D. in the Roman Empire, it was decided that men should not marry before they entered the Roman army. But a priest named …