Possibly my best Valentine's Day memories are from grade school when kids in the class put big envelopes on the front of our desks to collect handmade valentines from each of our classmates. It was fun to make them and fun to collect them. Everyone got valentines.
My sister Judith got much better pictures of the school than me. This picture taken in the 1980s when Edison School was still in use.
Looking back, my first Valentine's Days were for community, or in that case, classroom sharing of the art and candies. Art seen in a classroom window here. Pullman, WA.
More recent than my childhood, someone was giving out candies at last Friday's Peace Vigil in downtown Bellingham. The vigil has happened each Friday since 1966.
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