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

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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