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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day

I got to spend the whole day with my valentine yesterday. It was the day for us to service book racks for Lantern Books. We left home at 7:30 a.m. and returned at 4:30 p.m. We stopped at a McDonalds for lunch. Leroy had chicken nuggets and I had a Caesar salad. The last stop of the day was at a bargain grocery store where Leroy spent the last dollar in his wallet to buy a box of chocolate covered cherries for me. The $1 box was probably leftovers from Christmas. On the way home we laughed at our romantic Valentine's Day. We went out to eat and he spent all the money he had to buy a box of chocolates for me. 
As far as I'm concerned, Valentine's Day is a reminder to express our feelings to those we love but the main purpose it serves is to fill the retailer's pockets and provide a little bright spot in the middle of dreary winter days. We have done special things some years for Valentine's Day and he has been known to buy roses sometimes. But with 44 years of a happy marriage under our belts, we don't need to spend a lot of money on a certain day just because the merchants make us feel guilty if we don't. When you have a solid and secure marriage like ours, every day is valentine's day.

P.S. My glasses fell apart while we were doing the inventory of a book rack. Leroy spent another 25 cents to buy a tiny screwdriver and put them back together. Now that's the ultimate in loving service!

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