Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

My Rifle For A Rose

a young couple with roses

A St. Valentine’s Day Story 

Thirty-four years ago, a hard charging young Adirondack Outlaw was stationed at Fort Drum.  Thirty-four years ago, a young nurse stole his heart. Thirty-four years ago, a young Army Captain fresh out of Ranger School fell on love’s battlefield.  Thirty-four years ago, Cupid’s arrow pierced a young soldier’s heart. Thirty-four years ago, a hard charging young Adirondack Outlaw traded his rifle for his rose.

Thirty-four years later, love’s rose still blossoms.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Stories we love

heart mugMaybe it was just coincidence that the coffee mug I reached for this morning bore a big red heart, or maybe it’s seasonal subliminal messages. 

However, these posts aren’t really focused on overpriced roses and Hallmark greeting cards. Digging through the Almanack archives, I thought it would be better to highlight more of the unconditional stuff that you can’t find at the grocery store.


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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Mothers Weave Their Children’s Hearts

Mother and daughter weaving

A Valentine for All Moms… 

From tender filaments, 

Mothers weave the precious hearts of their children. 

Out of freshest, greenest blades of supple, new grass, 

They nurture them into living tapestries 

Of discovery and promise. 

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