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February 14, 2022
Posted by Mary Beth

2/14/2022 

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I understand that Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree is a classic. I even understand what he is saying in his picture book – love is about giving. However, I never read it to my kids because the message is weirdly dangerous, especially for women. Love should not turn us into old stumps.

February 16, 2021
Posted by Mary Beth

I received a few more Valentine Dogs and One Cat.

From Lee Lee:

February 13, 2021
Posted by Mary Beth

The picture is from a wonderful picture book, A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert. 

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February 12, 2021
Posted by Mary Beth

I was ready on Wednesday to do this post when I learned Windows wanted me to do an update ASAP; that took most of that day. Thursday was my Festival of Third Grade Pen Pals. One whippersnapper addressed me as Dear Mrs. Danyolsin and now I sort of want to spell my name this way forever.

I thought today would be a languorous day devoted to writing.

Not.

February 9, 2021
Posted by Mary Beth

 Mittens like to sit on the windowsill and look in. Ellie is not happy about this.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

Yes, the offer is REAL! Send me photos (maybe 2 or 3) of your pets and I will post those photos here this week. This will be our Valentine to each other.

February 16, 2019
Posted by Mary Beth

As some of you know it was an unromantically large number of years ago when Len gave me flowers. (The story is here.) 

The next morning, he drove me home on his way to work (read the first article if you have forgotten how why I spent the night at his house and in his bed…)

February 14, 2018
Posted by Mary Beth

I wrote most of this for my newspaper column, February 14, 1997. But I subtracted a little, added a little; I guess it's a refurbished Valentines Day posting for you today.  I hope you have a lovely day. And that there will be a little chocolate in it.

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