Valentine’s Day brings back memories. When I was growing up, my grandma from upstate New York sent us annual Valentine’s Day parcels. I remember receiving, in addition to valentines, a fine selection of rock hard brownies and cookies. I remember that she always made the effort to bake for us, and we always thanked her. We never wanted to discourage her, but it took a few days to get the package to us, and by that time the baked goods were a bit past their prime.
I also remember decorating shoe boxes at elementary school to hold valentines from my classmates. It always took some time deciding which sentiment to give to which friend. I remember the delight in reading what each of my friends sent to my valentine box.
I taught school in Eastern Pennsylvania for three years before Glenn and I were married 35 years ago. We were engaged over Christmas vacation and wrote letters and spoke on the phone daily for the remainder of my final school year there. We invested a lot of time in our relationship even at the distance. We were separated by hundreds of miles on Valentine’s Day, so we couldn’t celebrate in person. I lived in an apartment, and somehow Glenn talked my apartment mate into hiding dime store valentines, complete with messages, throughout our apartment. What fun I had, finding and reading those funny and sweet messages from my husband-to-be.
What Valentine’s Day memories do you hold dear? What speaks “Romance” to your heart? Do you like to receive flowers? Chocolates? Dinner out? How about a night away from it all renewing your relationship? Blessings on State is a great place for a quiet getaway at any time of year, but it’s a special place to stay during Romance Month. Since we have only two suites, you may have as much quiet and alone time as you’d like. It’s a great place to rest, relax and just enjoy being together.
Celebrate Sweethearts’ Month with a Be My Valentine Package. Treat yourselves to a Romantic Getaway in our Tranquility Suite, our premier guest suite. Sink into our luxurious feather-topped king-sized bed, turn on the remote controlled electric fireplace, and celebrate your romance. Your private bathroom has a claw-foot soaking tub as well as marble step-in shower. Fresh flowers, chocolates, guests robes, spa amenities, sparkling cider and other surprises will delight you as you enjoy a romantic getaway with the one you love. Keep your Blessings on State stemmed glasses as a reminder of your stay. Check out may be delayed until 2:00 p.m., based on availability.