I went to an estate sale in the neighborhood where I grew up. Not much stuff that appealed to me, but we're so estate sale deprived around here, I was drawn to it anyway. I took in a modest haul, my favorite being these Valentines:
I love the sweet images on these cards. A lot of them are flocked which makes them even more wonderful. *rant alert* I've been teaching over twenty years. The good news is that children still love exchanging Valentines. The sad news is that almost each and every card has some sort of media character on it. Kids don't even seem to have the option of sending pretty cards like the ones pictured above. I can't imagine that anyone will be charmed forty years in the future by a Hannah Montana Valentine. And furthermore (the rant continues) in all my time teaching, I've never seen a child come to school with a home made card. *end of rant*
In other news, we took out favorite-little-boy-in-the-world to the Niagara University basketball game. He clapped at all the right places and enjoyed meeting the Purple Eagle mascot.