2017-02-15 / Front Page

Valentine’s Day: Celebrate love in all of its forms

By RUTHIE DOUGLAS

Because I am a romantic at heart, because I truly believe in love, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Yes, I believe in love. 

I love my country, I love my family, I love people and I love my town.

As children, use used to decorate boxes, like shoe boxes, with lace and cut-out paper hearts, use ribbon, fancy buttons and any scraps to make our boxes as pretty as possible. We then sat our boxes around the classroom a week before Valentine’s Day and waited to receive cards from our classmates.

We couldn’t wait for Valentine’s Day to arrive because we would be having a party. Candy, pink decorated cupcakes, potato chips and punch. Then we opened up all our cards. How very exciting it was to open a cared that was signed ‘love’!

My sister and I bought cards from the five and dime store. They came printed on sheets in a book. We could them out and sometimes we folded and pasted them. We carefully selected just the right one for each person.

Forever keep Valentine’s Day alive and love in your heart. 

Charlie Record and Amy spent a few days in Florida catching a few rays.

Steve Harrington, formerly of this town, now living in New Jersey, joined friends for the Super Bowl party held at the American Legion No. 67. Steve stayed with Pat and Hallie Gordon.

Wow, it was a full house this past Sunday at the Super Bowl party held at the American Legion! Plenty of food, lots of good cheer and the game played on three wide screen TVs, and then, came the surprise ending.

Sympathy to the family of George Spafford, who passed away as a result of an auto accident. The Spafford family are long-time residents of Chester and many folks are saddened on learning the news.

D.J. and Regina Cenate of Colorado and Jackie Pichette and family visited Don and Judy Cenate. They attended the 85th birthday celebration for Ruth Cenate at the Phelps Barn in Grafton.

Ed and Ruth Foster and Sheryl Stowell enjoyed dinner at the home of Don and Judy Cenate.

My nephew Kim Mack of Dallas, Texas made a hole-in-one while playing disc golf on Sunday, making him one happy fellow.

Friends are saddened and sorry on learning of the break-in and robbery of Bev and Butch Jelley’s store in Londonderry.

In the words of Abraham Lincoln, “In the end it is not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.”

Answer to last week’s trivia: It was 51 years for the Super Bowl.

This week’s trivia: Where did Baba Louie first sell pizza?

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