Several months ago, after relocating my mother in law, who is now in her late 80's, up here to be closer to her and other family in our area, we were hanging pictures back on the wall of her apartment after the move. There was a picture that my mother decided not to hang.
It was a picture of a soldier, most probably taken during World War II. But something made her want the frame. We disassembled it, and found a letter, a note and another photo.
The note reads "A Valentine. To the most wonderful girl in all this world. May never another Valentines Day pass that we are not together. A kiss for you and a kiss for me maybe two or three million."
And yes, they both survived the war, and married. They moved to Tuscon, Arizona, had children, and farmed garlic among other things. I met them once, in the late 1970's, when my spouse and I visited Tuscon.
Both Stanley and his wife are now deceased, like so many of "The Greatest Generation."
Like sands through the hourglass so are the days of our lives.
V Day in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.