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Happy Valentine's Day, Billy

Our history goes back a long way, all the way
to 1949 when at the age of 7 in the second grade,
you gave me a valentine that read,
"Valentine, don't you think we'd make a good pear?"
The valentine had a yellow picture of the fruit.

(Click here to see the valentine.)
You have to be careful with valentines;
you never know when someone will hold you to
the promise, even in the second grade.

I did wait a long time before I held you to it.
Actually, you didn't show much interest again
until our senior year in high school.
We dated some and then you went to college.
We soon started seeing each other every weekend
and writing letters during the week.
I was working about 80 miles away. We thought
we would wait for marriage until after college,
but changed our minds in your senior year and
married on December 29, 1963.

As it is with most marriages, ours has been a
mixture of good times, bad times, better times,
and the best of times.

I think you'll agree that our dependence on God
and regular attendance in church are the reasons
that we are still married and
still love each other.


Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
By Scott Wiseman

Have I told you lately that I love you?
Could I tell you once again somehow?
Have I told with all my heart and soul how I adore you,
Well, darling, I'm telling you now.

My world would end today if I should lose you,
I'm no good without you anyhow,
This heart would break in two if you refuse me,
Well, darling, I'm telling you now.

Have I told you lately how I miss you,
When the stars are shining in the sky?
Have I told you why the nights
are long when you're not with me,
Well, darling, I'm telling you now.

My world would end today if I should lose you,
I'm just no good without you anyhow,
This heart would break in two if you refuse me,
My darling, I'm telling you now.


Billy's response in "My Guestbook."
Billy - 02/06/00 21:07:47
How did you find me?: just luck
Your age and occupation? (Optional): 57---none
Where are you from?: LA
Your favorite song?: How Great Thou Art
Do you have a favorite poem?: yes

Comments:
I read most all of your web pages, and they are very good.
Some bring back good memories. Oh, by the way,
we first met in Sept.1948, when we were 6 years old.
I liked you in the 2nd grade, but I really fell for you
when we started the 12th grade in Sept.1959;
and I have loved you ever since.
Happy Valentine's Day to you.


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