Thursday, January 29, 2009
My First Valentine
With Valentine's Day drawing near I was remembering my first Valentine's Gift from a Boy.
I was in the fourth grade. It was a big deal when I was in school to give your teacher a gift. So my parents had gotten each (4) of us children a box of candy to give to our Teachers. I was so proud of my gift. We also had made our Valentine mail boxes the night before. We used shoe boxes, construction paper, scraps of lace, ribbon and glue to create these precious boxes. Then we wrote out our cards. While we were doing this my Mom and Grandmother baked and decorated cupcakes for our parties. We were especially proud of our cupcakes this year. They were decorated with pink frosting and crushed peppermint candy. We thought them so beautiful!!
The next morning we dressed in our new red dresses our Grandmother had made for us. We were so proud of all our goodies.
Shortly after I arrived at school this boy in our class gave me the biggest box of candy I had ever seen. Twice as big as the one I gave my teacher. Plus he had bought me a special card. I was so embarrassed. My face was red all day. I tried to hide the box of candy in my desk but it was too big. The other kids found it and begin to make fun of us. They were saying the little rhymes of the day such as Mary and----- sitting in a tree kis-s-ing. Oh I just wanted to go home.
Our teacher being the wise woman she was found out about what was going on. She called me to the side and asked me if I liked ---- as a friend I answered yes. Then she said is ----- a boy? I again said yes. Then she asked if I like Chocolate Candy !!! I said yes. Thinking who doesn't like chocolate candy. Then she replied looks to me like what we have here is a boy giving his friend who just happens to be a girl a big box of candy. Then she said I could either be embarrassed or I could share the candy with my friend. You see my friend was my next door neighbor and we played together every day. What a smart woman my teacher was!!
I took the candy home my friend came over after school and we ate candy till our stomachs hurt.