Now that the hoopla over Valentine's Day is over, I thought I'd write about one of my memories of the holiday. When I was in high school I worked at my Grandad's drugstore. I remember walking in the store after school to work my evening shift and finding a big display table had been set up. In my 15 year old eyes, it was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen. There was a table with a bright red tablecloth, and atop the table were piles of beautiful heart-shaped boxes of candy. I thought that we would never sell all that candy, but we always did.
|I searched the internet for a picture of a drugstore Valentine display in the '60's, and this was the best I could find. There is a display on the far right hand side of the picture. It does not do the Valentine display in my memory justice!|
|These two pictures are typical of the ads for Valentine candy back in the day.|
And these are what the boxes looked like that were stacked on the table.
|They were beautifully appropriate for the confections held inside.|
|I especially love this one.|
|I usually held on to the box long after Valentine's Day, if I was so lucky to receive one.|
|I thought this was a sweet Valentine, however it predates my youth by a century or so!|