Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Only six days until Valentine's Day!

In just six days, it will be Saint Valentine's Day. Are you ready?

I am! I've been hoarding vintage Valentine's Day cards over the past year, waiting to present them on the blog this month.1

So look for a high Schmoopie2 Ephemera Quotient (SEQ) next Tuesday.

In the meanwhile, here's a sneak preview.

It's an undated valentine that was printed in Germany. On the back, written in cursive, is "To Mary Holstine." Under that is the mysterious notation:
"From 10-5-3"

Someone wanted to remain anonymous in sharing their heartfelt sentiment. And anonymous he or she shall remain!

1. This is probably not the portion of my Valentine's Day preparations that my beautiful spouse is interested in.
2. How time flies! It's been 17 years since "schmoopie" made its modern-language debut in "The Soup Nazi" episode of "Seinfeld."

1 comment:

  1. Eons ago when I was in elementary school we used numbered letters from the alphabet to sign our valentines to classmates. (a-1, b-2,...z-26.
    If that's what the sender is using here, it would be JEC, which may the perp's initials!