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Your first Valentine?
Submitted by adam.gurno on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 3:10pm
Let's take a break from the hustle and bustle of this week to reminisce about your very first Valentine - the first time you realized that this wasn't just a holiday for eating colored bits of blackboard chalk with words on them. That knee-buckling, stomach-flipping moment when you put a Valentine out for that little red-headed girl, eh Charlie Brown?
Feel free to add your own stories in the comments attached to this story. You don't have to use real names either, if you don't mind sullying the reputations of John and Jane Doe.
Since I suggested it, I'll go first...
In those halcyon days of 1983 I was a third-grader in Central Minnesota. I had a huge crush on a girl named Tricia. I took extra precautions with her specially selected valentine by throwing away all the other duplicate valentines in the box. Then I spent minutes (felt like hours) agonizing over the right thing to write on it. I don't recall what I finally settled on, but I'm sure it was as risque as "I think you're really cool." She reciprocated by putting a bunch of candy hearts in my coat pocket. The apex of our relationship came when I ran into her at the Ghostbusters premiere and ditched my buddies when she asked me to sit by her. The movie was completely sold out so we had to sit in the aisle, probably right next to her parents. That was pretty much it as she moved away at the end of the school year and Valentine's day went back to candy eating until I was sixteen or so. :)