Vintage Valentine

1920's Valentine







Happy Valentines’ Day!  February 14 isn’t just for sweethearts.  My fondest memories of the celebration reach back to grade school.  We knew how to honor the day in grade school.  Everyone received a Valentine, as an emblem of friendship.  Moms served frosted cupcakes with candy hearts.  Red punch in paper cups washed it all down.  Our crepe paper boxes were carried home where the paper tokens were enjoyed all over again.  February 14 was a welcome burst of color in mid-Winter, remembered best for its tender innocence.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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