Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day -- The Truth!

I love this picture for a couple of reasons. One, I love the time period. Early to mid 1900s. Great clothing. Cool cars. Backyard parties.

My grandmother tells me of how their friends would have evening get togethers-cocktails and pools and games, and whoever hosted would leave a basket by the door. Everyone would throw their keys into the basket.

Once an hour or so, one of the many guests would take the basket and visit all the homes to see how the kids were doing.... :D You know it sounds crazy, but I envy them a little.

Back to the photo, though. This picture throws all a conservative girl's perceptions out the door. :D And reminds her that Grandma had her moments, too! Passion was alive in the 1940s.

I think I'm one of the lucky ones. My parents didn't lack affection while we were growing up.  As a matter of fact, I remember a good friend of mine coming into the kitchen when my parents were kissing... only to run back out, yelling.  Must have been shocking to see. 

So... it's Valentine's day. Go show your kids[someone] that you love your man[woman].  :D hahaha!


  1. Oh, I love that picture too. You can almost feel the emotion caught in that moment.

  2. The photo is from the cover of Time magazine, 1945.

  3. I have always loved that picture!

    My grandma had the greatest stories to tell about growing up in those times. I'm so glad I took time to listen. She never told me about keeys in the basket, though! That is so precious!

    I envy them, too. I often think I was born in the wrong decade. (Sigh.)

  4. Who's the friend. Name names. I never heard the scream. Must have been taken up in the moment!

  5. that was Michelle Wittgens!!!


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