Remember when you were a little kid and you had to make your Valentine’s Day box? Sure you do.
Every year, school children from kindergarten (I guess I’m so old that I was pre pre-school?) through about sixth grade, I guess, would have to make a special receptacle for the dozens of tiny card-stock greetings everyone would pass out to their classmates that day.
Most of us just decorated a shoe box with red tissue paper with some white doilies cut into heart shaped designs. Fine, our Moms helped us, whatevs.
And there was, of course, always that annoying girl (sorry but it was always a girl) whose Mom created some Martha Stewart extravaganza complete with a motorized, mirror disco ball and featuring authentic harpsichord musical selections, all while doling out gumballs and blowing bubbles… Grr. She was super irritating but her Mother usually always sprang for full-sized candy bars. I digress.
Funny, isn’t it, how when you were a kid, all it took to make you happy on “Valentimes” Day was a little paper-flapped card with like, Cinderella or Scooby Doo on the front. Plus those little Necco heart candies with “Be Mine” or “Kiss Me” or “Cute Stuff” (among a plethora of other silly seasonal sayings) sprayed onto the fronts of the tiny sweets. I’m pretty sure they’d be outlawed in schools today for suggestive messaging and unacceptable corn syrup levels.
But what does the average grown-up really want for Valentine’s Day in 2019? Check out my Sunday column to find out' it's titled: