When I was single, I never really liked the idea of Valentine’s Day. I did find ways to make it fun most of the time. In my 20’s I was teaching, so I’d make treats for the kids in my classroom. In my 30’s, my sister Judy and I (both single at the time) would spend the time together usually making ourselves a nice dinner and exchanging cards and candy. Finally, in my 40’s I got married, and now I have a date every year for Valentine’s.
While I was living in Vermont, a bunch of us girls who worked together had a girls’ only Valentine’s Day Party. We’d decided that we could eat chocolate and give each other flowers without having any men in our lives. And so we did.
A pot luck dinner in our red sweaters, with some Killian’s Red, Lake Champlain chocolates, and of course several pints of Ben & Jerry’s; we enjoyed our Valentine’s Day celebration. We ate, we drank, we laughed, and wished each other a future filled with love…and chocolate. Today’s thank you goes out to Liz, Helena, Carrie, Natalie, Tracy, and anyone else who shared that Valentine’s Day with us!
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