Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine Memories

We are not really big on Valentines around here but it has been awhile since I posted so I thought I would share some Valentine's memories. I'd have to say that my favourite Valentine's memory is from the house we lived in on Fir Street in Prince George, up the street from Fort George Park and Miller Addition, the first school built in PG that I attended with my brother. It was a wee 4 room school that went from grades 1 - 4. I loved it there. My best friend was Nels who liked to ride bikes with me and called his parents by their first names. It was the house where I got to pick the wallpaper for my room and get new curtains (all pink). On this particular Valentines, my mother would have been pregnant with my first sister (after 3 brothers!) and I would have been in grade 2. I woke up that morning to iced sugar cookies on my pillow from my mother with Valentines sayings on them. I can still feel the thrill of the magic of opening my eyes and finding COOKIES! on my pillow. I have forgotten who gave me what valentine at school or even any later boyfriends' gifts but I remember still the joy of waking up to the cookies that my mother made and decorated in the night when I was 7.

So what am I doing today? I am making brownies for a friend with her foot up, making sugar cookies with my 7 year old and having a lamb shoulder roast for supper. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

2 comments:

Mary-Sue said...

oh! what a beautiful memory! we forget that it's the LITTLE huge things that our children will remember, don't we? we need to remember...
i assure you no brownies EVER before will be as appreciated as those! mmmmmmm i can smell them already... thank you!!! xoxo

bum.by.the.sea said...

I remember magical home valentines too, with heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes (the one day of the year mum'd put chocolate chips in em). maybe the fact that valentines was special like that at home became the reason for lack of valentine's day angst with me n' beedin.