Tuesday, October 20, 2009

10 (+) Year Old Valentine

Dear Annie,

Sorting through all of my old letters tonight, I ran across a stack of mail from my parents, which they had sent me while I was in boarding academy and college. A couple stood out above the rest.

One is a Valentine's Day card from February of 1997, when I was 17. It says:

"Daughter, our Valentine wish for you is the same as always... that Cupid will take aim at a well-mannered young gentleman with a good job who has nothing pierced or tattooed."
The funniest part of the card is what my Father wrote underneath:
"- and no sooner than 10 years from now!" Love Daddy

Thanks a lot, DADDY! And he wonders why he doesn't have any grandchildren yet! (Out of spite I've given him two more years than his request!)

Another highlight is a poem that my mother copied down for me in a letter. It reminded me of you!

It ever has been since time began,
and ever will be, till time lose breath,
That love is a mood- no more- to man,
And love to a woman is life or death.

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850 - 1919



Gary Means said...

May Cupid take aim at a relatively well-mannered, relatively young man who has a job, and who has all of his body parts, no prison tattoos, and most of his hair.

Ok, ok. You deserve better than that . . . May God meet your deepest needs, and if that happens to include the person described in the original valentine, all the better.

taintedsky said...

I don't mind if he's missing a limb.

When you meet someone of "soulmate" potential, that sort of thing doesn't matter.

David Cho said...

Is he missing a limb after meeting you or before?

taintedsky said...

I KNEW you were going to write that David...

David Cho said...

You set me up. It's nice to share a joke over multiple platforms through the Internet: Facebook, Farmville, and now Blogger.

Ah! 21st century.

David Cho said...

Ugh, looks like a bunch of entries are gone. I was looking for GK Chesterton quotes, and found only one.

Did you break up with him?

taintedsky said...

I only deleted one G.K. Chesterton quote. And it was the one I already sent to you I think.

Tell me what the quote is you are looking for and I'll send it to you.