Only Got My Love to Send On Valentine’s Day—Readers Comments


I asked for some Valentine’s Day Memories and while I didn’t get a ton– we got enough for me to publish them. Thank you to all who commented.


Photo by Karen Hirst

Happy Valentine’s Day to My Beloved Ken and his companion Miss Abigail. About 9 years ago I brought Abby home from my work at 11 P.M. at night, wrapped in a pink blanket and surprised Ken with his little Valentine—love at first sight and constant companions. Walking Abigail many times a day has kept them both healthy and happy.– Karen Hirst


Photo by Brenda Mattey

This valentines will be the best! Our miracle granddaughter, Cambria will be with us for her first Valentine’s Day. She has stolen my heart.–Brenda (and Steve Mattey)

Sherry mentioned that Steve Earle has some nice lyrics for his song about forgetting “Valentine’s Day”– Thank you Sherry Gail

So if you’ll take my IOU
I could make it up to you
Until then I hope my heart will do
For Valentine’s Day
Margaret Edwards and Shane Wm Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards said: “Someone I may or may not be related to, built a special certain person (who I also may or may not be related to) an igloo on Valentine’s Day. She was surprised when she arrived in Carleton Place to spend the day with him. He set up a KFC picnic for her inside the igloo with a heart shaped cake he made. He dyed the cake red with grenadine. They’ve now been married for 32 years. My friends heard this story when we were teenagers and we all made it our goal that we too wanted an “igloo of love” as we thought it was the most romantic gesture”.

Author’s Note- This made me cry, and I am still whimpering as I type it- however, like Elisabeth said–it may or may not be related to the Steve Earle song above suggested by Sherry Gail:)

                                                          Wendy and Frank LeBlanc
This is not a Valentine story but it pretty well sums up my husband’s ( now of 50 years!) romanticism. It was our 10th anniversary and he was away from home – not unusual for his military career. A lovely bouquet arrived with the totally unromantic card that read : To Wendy LeBlanc from Frank LeBlanc. Often regret chucking out that memorable note!

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun


About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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