Saturday, February 14, 2015

a loaf of bread, a flask of wine . . .

I was dusting the bookcase in our bedroom - I'll admit that doesn't happen as frequently as it should - and pulled out the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.


Inside I found Steve's message to me - 


44 years ago - 6 weeks before we were married.


This is what greeted Steve when he went to make his coffee, but with a far better quality of wine than in 1971 and of course some chocolate.


I hope you have a lovely day!

53 comments:

20 North Ora said...

What precious memories!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Judy

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Sweet!

Happy Valentine's Day to the two of you ~ FlowerLady

Susan said...

A thoughtful and beautiful way to communicate your love-both times.

โ„ณartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very sweet!! Happy Valentines Day!

Sue Silva said...

Sweetness! Happy Valentine's Day, Carol.

ANNE said...

I love it! Enjoy your Valentine's day with your sweetheart xox

podso said...

Oh the memories! And to have 44 years together, that is a true gift.

Laurel Stephens said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
Thank you for the lovely views of the garden. :-))
I just LOVE this post too. So sweet.
Enjoy the romance :-) and thank you for sharing.
xx oo
Carla

bobbie said...

How sweet is that?!?! He is definitely a keeper!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh this is so sweet...thank you for sharing!

Jewels said...

How very very sweet - he's a keeper :)

NanaDiana said...

Awwww...how sweet is that?!?! A true artistic romantic- Lucky you! xo Diana

lynn said...

what a lovely keepsake:) enjoy your valentines day, carol!

Laurie said...

You have a sweetie!

Melanie said...

Aw, that is so romantic! Hope you two have a wonderful Valentine's Day together.

Canadian Chickadee said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and Steve, too. Have a wonderful day, and night! :) xox

Poppy said...

How radiantly romantic! After 44 years, your love still shines so brightly for each other! How beautiful...

Happy Valentine's Day, Carol!

Poppy

fiona anderson said...

It was in the 70's that I first discovered Omar Khayyam myself and I still have a lovely edition that belonged to my father.
Your connection to the great poet is so charming and romantic, a very Happy Valentines Day to both of you x

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is a lovely way to celebrate Valentine's day!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Your post gave me goose pimples! What a lovely gift both then and now. I know you are having a beautiful day together so here's wishes for many, many more! xx

Sarah said...

If this isn't the most romantic valentine, I don't know what is. Oh, the 70s were good years in many ways. Mostly because they gave us each our lifelong valentines! Happy Valentine's Day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How romantic! Happy Valentine's Day to you both! xox Diane

My Little Home and Garden said...

Now, that sounds like love.

cynthia lee designs said...

Happy Valentines Day! Hope you both had a wonderful day.
~Cindy

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Aww that is so sweet Carol and Happy Valentine's Day to you! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Debby said...

Oh that was so sweet. What a great idea. Happy Valentines Day

Cozy Little House said...

I'm so glad that some of you do have true loves that last. It makes me so happy for you!
Brenda

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh how beautiful Carol. I'm so happy that you have true love - so enjoy some wine, bread, cheese and chocolate.
Happy Valentines Day and have a terrific weekend.
Mary

The Junque Seeker said...

So lovely! Happy Valentine's Day to you both!

Esther John said...

Warm memories and the right moment for sharing the recollections :)

http://deezie-sunshinedeezines.blogspot.com/ said...

Happy Valentines Day!!!
What a sweet surprise to wake up to. Love it
hope your day was sweet!

deezie

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

How simply lovely! And totally romantic!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh

Well, yesterday was the 35th anniversary of when we MET....I remember that night so well. He was singing in a group at church, and after the concert, I hung around with a friend to see old high school friends. I turned around to hear who was playing the piano, and there he was. I simply asked, "Do you play the piano?" And the rest is history.

Yesterday, we went out and about in -10 degree weather, and loved every moment of our outing.

To read Steve's words, Carol....WOW! May the wine keep getter richer as both of you relish this wonderful life of ours! HAPPY SUNDAY! Anita

Ellen Thompson said...

Sweet! Our wine has gotten better, too! ;.)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, what a beautiful memory from so long ago. Love the words Steve wrote to you. Very romantic! Hope you enjoyed a special day as the love continues.
Hugs, CM

Dawn said...

How sweet, what a lovely way to start the day.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you both!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol.
A precious treasured memory from long ago from your love. Thanks for sharing this, made me mist up and wipe a tear.
xoxo,
Vera

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Carol this is so sweet and romantic. . Sooooo sweet. This made my heart sing to read. Happy Sunday.
Kris

Kelly said...

Awww.......that's so sweet what you did for your hubby. I hope that y'all had a great Valentines Day yesterday.

Pondside said...

Some sentiments just don't ever get old!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

First, I must say I find it unbelievable that 1971 was 44 years ago! I'm old. Happy Valentines Carol!

Karen L. Bates said...

Beautiful....and so romantic! You both made a wonderful choice 44 years ago!

My Garden Diaries said...

Beautiful! I loved everything about this Carol...it tells a story all its own! Hope you guys had a great weekend! Nicole xo

Renee said...

That was so sweet. Lovely valentine for your sweetie of many years.

Barbara Fisher said...

What a lovely memory and a beautiful inscription. Happy belated Valentines Day.

handmade by amalia said...

So romantic and sweet!
Amalia
xo

Cream Linen said...

What a lovely way to celebrate the day!
I wish you and your husband to spend many-many more lovely , romantic years , together.
Tina

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Consider It All Joy said...

Precious!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Beautiful .......

All the best Jan

Connie said...

Carol, that is so romantic. My Steve got heart shaped pancakes with sausage links that spelled out "I heart (pancakes) u".
Not as romantic as your morning, but it brought a smile to his sweet face. 44 years, that is wonderful . . . isn't life sweet when you can spend it with the right person:)
Have a fun and happy day,
Connie :)