Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Red roses for my Mom

Valentines Day, is Friday and honestly, I have never cared for the day. I always think of those, who are single, divorced, hurting - a lonely day for them!  I feel that way about Mother's Day, too. It's like everybody is invited to the party EXCEPT those who are not in relationships or have children.

Feb. 1975


I was engaged to my first husband on Valentines Day. He presented my engagement ring, tied to a dozen red roses. I was so enthralled with the roses, I threw the ribbon with the ring, into the trash!

My 12th wedding anniversary is Feb 16 - Shoot it might as well be Valentines Day. I don't know why we went with that date because since then, it is so expensive.  We celebrate either the weekend before or the weekend after for the cheaper rates!

I don't require roses on Valentines Day. Just as happy with maybe one long-stemmed red rose - NO CARDS please. I get hung up on the commercialism and the cost of the card and the tree that lost it's life for that dumb card with someone else's sentiment on it. No Thanks! If you must do a card, go to Dollar tree, where they are 2 for $1.  That's just the way I am.

We were supposed to host Shabbat at our house this Friday but with this cold - I might be cancelling.

I tend to miss my loved ones who have passed.  My parents, my son - 

In a good marriage or relationship, every day should be Valentines Day. It shouldn't take a Hallmark card or a dozen red roses to remind your lover how special we are to them and vise versa. 

PS. One of my Mom's favorite songs was, Red Roses for a Blue Lady by Wayne Newton. While I am not a fan of Wayne, I do love that song and of course it reminds me of my Mom.



6 comments:

  1. I love this paragraph from your blog today. "In a good marriage or relationship, every day should be Valentines Day. It shouldn't take a Hallmark card or a dozen red roses to remind your lover how special we are to them and vise versa." I agree completely.

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  2. I too love your words that "In a good marriage or relationship, every day should be Valentines Day". That's true. for a wonderful couples all the days are good to them and there is no separate day to show their love.

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  3. I agree totally - celebrate the special day, not the commercialism of the day. My family and friends know that if you spend more than a dollar for a card for me that they're in trouble! I've bought really great 'new' cards at thrift shops and no one can tell the difference from the $4 and $5 cards at the drug store and at Halllmark. (Sorry, Hallmark!) And I want a flowery shrub in place of cut florist flowers - I'm just too practical! Is that even possible?!

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    1. You sound like me! I can't see spending $5 for a card that eventually gets tossed into the trash!

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