Miss Cherry was my first grade teacher. I got in trouble quite regular and became quite familiar with that stool in the corner. That was before they knew that it could ruin our self esteem to be called out or punished. I DO NOT remember a pointed hat with dunce written on it as I see in pictures, but the stool? Yeah, little Jackie knew about that.
No red cars in 1945, BUT
Something I did not know about was the red box with a ribbon on the top and a slit in the top. It appeared on Mrs. Cherry’s desk sometimes after Christmas. No explanation was given, it just sat there for a couple weeks. In due time Mrs. Cherry asked if we all knew what Valentines Day meant?
Her explanation as I remember was that it was a day to show folks we cared for them. That day she turned the box around and it had a beautiful Heart shape on it, She said, “This is our Valentine box. for anyone in the class that you want to send a valentine to, get your mama to help you write their names on the card, but you can write your own name now, so I will expect your name at the bottom.
Valentines day we will have a little party and give out the Valentines. I will have a memo graph list of the class for each of you! WOW!
25 people in the class and 25 cents would buy everyone a card. Most of us done that. We hadn’t developed the attitude, “I don’t like George or Hattie” yet.
That was exciting, we made valentines for our mothers and of course mother said you must give Miss Cherry one.
Later of course Valentines Day became more interesting when I learned what a valentine really was.
All thru grade school that valentine box was exciting. TODAY AS A SENIOR and with the internet, I can wish you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day. There comes a little sorrow with age, because so many have lost their true Valentine over the years. But Ahhhhh how nice the memories must be.
Right now, young love is easy for me to remember, how amazing, how my heart soared. How light my head would get and how I floated on to my house, after walking my baby back home!
So love to you all, What a wonderful time of the year. LOVE IS IN THE AIR.
Thanks for coming by the log
In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
RED cars for Valentines Day!