When my children were young, as was usual at the time, I was a stay-at-home mom. Needing outlets to express a budding creativity, I poured myself into what was near at hand: making the food I cooked and baked attractive and interesting. Valentine’s Day and holidays merited special attention.
Valentine’s Day cookies I made and hand-decorated in 1970. Taken with an old Brownie camera, the photo hasn’t fared too well through the years, but it still gives me fond memories.
Pam and David are my children and Greta, Gretchen, and John were neighbors. Alan is my former husband. The print was made with red food coloring, which if I were making the cookies today, I would no longer use.
A decorative plate I once received as a gift was inscribed with the maxim: “To love and to be loved are the greatest joys on earth.”
May you have people you love and who love you.
Happy Valentine’s Day!