Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday/Happy Valentine's Day


My fondest Valentine memory goes way back to February 1985 when my oldest son Brian was 13.   He had just started a paper route for the San Jose Mercury News.  Every afternoon while delivering his papers he would pass by a flower stand along his route.  Since he only had his paper route for a very short time when Valentine's day came around money was a bit tight.  He took 35 cents with him that day with the intention of stopping at the flower stand to buy me a carnation.  After picking out the carnation the lady told him they were 50 cents.  He explained to her he only had 35 cents. Thankfully she had a soft heart and told him she would except his 35 cents for the carnation. I can still remember him handing me that beautifully fragrant flower! Sometimes the little things make the BIGGEST memories!  



The Cutest Cupids Ever!

Maddie & Lily
My twin granddaughter's first Valentine's Day 2001.




Some of the pretty hearts around my house!

Of course who wouldn't want a heart shaped box of See's Candy and beautiful roses?






Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

Please visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to see all the other Pink Saturday/Valentine's posts!












24 comments:

  1. Happy Pink Saturday!

    So very cute! Love those Cupid babies.


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  2. That was so sweet and those cupids are darling.

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  3. Precious memories and pictures! Happy Valentine's Weekend:@)

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  4. Oh what a sweet story! Melts my heart. And those twins are just adorable! I've never seen a cuter picture! I thought I was already following you but it didn't show up. So I am now.
    Have a Sweet Pink Saturday!
    Tammy

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  5. Oh my goodness--these are THE most beautiful cupids I've ever seen!!!
    XO
    Happy Pink Saturday!!!

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  6. And I love your carnation Valentine's Day story!!!!
    XO

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  7. That precious rose was worth all the gold in the world! What a wonderful sweet thoughtful son ...

    Happy Valentine's PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  8. Great post Sissy, Happy Valentine's Day. Mine will be spent with Dr. Wistrom. LOL!!!!!!!!

    Love,

    Karyn

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  9. You had me at Maddie and Lily! They are adorable!
    xo Nancy

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  10. What a sweet post...filled with love!
    Thank you for a lovely moment!
    Love, Shirley

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  11. What a precious memory. And goodness the little cherubs are just tooo wonderful.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  12. Oh what found memories! I bet that was your best Valentine gift every!!!!!

    Happy PS,
    Jacalyn

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  13. Hello Denise...
    stopping by via Pink Valentine Saturday...
    you have a beautiful blog
    i was scrolling down...LOL...spoolies...YES!
    Barry Manilow another YES YES YES!
    those Valentine babies are adorable
    and you have 2 handsome sons (cute K9 too)
    hope to stop by again sometime...
    please stop by and visit with me and BEAR =)
    ~victoria~

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  14. Great pink post, that's one precious valentine story. Your cupids are adorable.
    Ann

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  15. Happy Pink Saturday Denise Sweetie...
    Oh what a beautiful share today. I can just see your son standing there with his 35 cents so wanting to purchase you a beautiful flower for Valentine's Day. Our kids were so sweet weren't they?

    I love your precious cupids. Now that photo should be in your side bar along with your sons photo of them. That is SO stinkin cute. I love it Denise. Just love it.

    Your collage of pink beauties about the house is so pretty. A girl can never have to much pretty can we? I love it. Thank you for the chocolate as well. I found a coconut yummy.

    Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  16. Oh Denise, after your heart felt story about your son Brian, it doesn't matter what you posted, that was just perfect. Happy Pink Saturday my friend. I am not participating this week, but didn't want to miss you post and I am so glad I stopped in. Happy Valentine's Day to you too, Char

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  17. The cutest cupids I've ever scene.
    Happy valentine's day!
    ENJOY,
    Jany
    Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

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  18. Hi Denise,
    I just wanted to stop by to say "hi" again...and I just read your bio about the tole painting...that is so interesting about the shops! That's why I think that the Etsy store is such a great idea and you have such BEAUTIFUL creations that are so perfect for Pink Saturday devotees!!!
    XO

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  19. What a darling valentine with the twins! My sister has 11 month old twins and she would love this idea. Happy Valentines!

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  20. The twins as cupids - just wonderful (and just think of the blackmailing opportunities when they reach college age, lol). Great post.

    Sorry I'm late visiting, I was teaching yesterday (Saturday) and we've been out for Valentine's lunch today (Sunday) so only just started blog-hopping! Happy Pink Weekend, and hugs from the UK.

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  21. AHHHHHH HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE YOUR GRAND BABIES DENISE!! LOVE THE CUPIDS THEY ARE JUST GORGEOUS :) THAT'S A GREAT PIC!!
    I WISH YOU AND YOUR SWEET LOVE ONES ALL A VERY HAPPY VALENTINES DAY :)

    XOXO~MARI

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  22. Dear Denise,
    What a sweet Valentine's story! Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you also for your kind words of sympathy on the loss of my father; they were much appreciated.

    Best wishes,
    Cass

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  23. Hi Denise, I found your link on lynns blog, so glad I came by, your home is Beautiful beyond words, Oh my goodness your grandchildren are adorable, there is nothing better than being a grandmother,Love your blog. Julie

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  24. Hi Denise, just popped in from Tara's blog..that was such a heartwarming story of your son and his love for his mom. Have a lovely week!

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