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writing about Valentine's Day

Friday, February 15, 2019

Yesterday was my Would-be Writers class and it was Valentine's Day. I had decided not to have any candy for Valentine's Day but when the teacher had homemade dark chocolate for the class and passed out a piece for each of us. I teased about if we could taste the love because of our first writing assignment about cooking. Of course, she said you could and it was a fairly small piece so I did eat chocolate after all. Another student brought 2 dozen small cupcakes and I passed on those. However at the end of class when they offered them to any of us who would take them and everyone passed on them, I said I'd take them for my boys if that was ok. We had a very small class of 6 compared to when we started with about 25. My younger son did not pass on candy or cupcakes yesterday.

Our first assignment was to write about the Best or Worst Valentines. I was surprised that almost all of us shared a worst one. Now thinking about it, I guess we so often have high expectations for a romantic day full of beautiful cards, candy, flowers and jewellery. That seldom is the case so we are disappointed. I seem to always write so that I get a laugh or two so this is my story about my worst valentine's day.

When I was a senior in high school, one day a boy I didn't know came to the door. He introduced himself and asked me for a date. I started dating him in January. When February 14th came around, I was very excited when he came to give me a Valentine's gift. It was gift wrapped, a small rectangle box. I was really looking forward to some nice chocolates. I opened the box and to my surprise it wasn't candy. It was a framed picture of him. We had gone out maybe 4 or 5 times and I wasn't in love or anything. I'm not sure if he could tell how disappointed I was. We dated for a while longer but it was over by summer. I wonder if a box of candy would have made a difference?

But one lady had the best worst story about the first Valentine's Day after she was married. Her husband didn't get her even a card. As bad as that was the icing on the cake was when her mother-in-law called to thank her husband for the card and flowers he had sent her. We asked and no she wasn't still married to him. Maybe we'll find out more in another story. I do like the writers class and guess I will continue going for as long as the teacher continues the class. Originally this was to be our last class but now it is to continue until March 28th. Hopefully she will have a few more students that come as I'm thinking a few might have had plans due to the holiday.

I hope all of you had a great day and that today will only be better cause after all it is Friday!

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    Sounds like you’re really enjoying the class. I’ve always loved writing and literature.
    Keep enjoying!
    544 days ago
    Valentine's Day is supposed to be a day of love. I guess it depends on whom you love. Mom or wife?
    That's sad and maybe just a bit of Oedipus tossed in for good measure.

    Nice way to exercise your "won't" power with the cupcakes.

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    544 days ago
    Lots of stories unfold in a writer's class!
    544 days ago
    Holidays and vacations seem to magnify the cracks in relationships. I guess I suffer the same issue with expectations, but am learning to accept love from others even if it seems kinda small. Thanks for sharing about writer group, how interesting.
    544 days ago
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