A Gentleman and a Rogue

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Moments in Time - That First Valentine

My First Valentine



I'm an author at Classic Romance Revival and today's post is in support of their Valentine Blog Carnival so I hope you enjoy and share some of your memories.

My first Valentine? Well, he wasn't a high school Sweetie. I was awkward and shy in high school. I did have a date to the prom, but he was a friend and I had to ask him. Sniff…

I met my Valentine in Germany of all places. I was 22 years old and I went to Butzbach, Germany for an Army Leadership Class in October 1990. It was four weeks of intense training. There was this tall, blonde hair, hazel eyed guy sitting in the back who liked to chew. I thought he was drop dead gorgeous – and he would never notice me. I was average height, average weight with a mop of untamable curly hair.

We hit it off. Kinda - tease me unmerclessly about my New England accent.

We waited for each other in the chow line. We shined our shoes together out in the back. We hung out during training exercises. When it came time for our weekend pass, we went on a date.

After we graduated in NOV 1990, we went to Bad Hersfeld and continued dating. On Christmas Eve he asked me to marry him. Of course I said. Our 1st Valentine's Day was 1991. He went chasing vendors in the rain to get me a bouquet of roses. I did up the 1 bedroom apartment we shared and got him an Oingo Bongo CD. (I told you I was a bit awkward) Sigh...He was my first Valentine and I'm still married to him today.

Drop me a line and leave me a post about your first Valentine. You'll be entered to win a $6.00 GC to Desert Breeze Publishing and I'll announce the winner on 19 FEB.

If you get a chance, head on over to my website and sign up for my FREE newsletter. All you have to do is go to http://sgcardin.tripod.com and on the first page scroll all the way down to the bottom and fill in the form. I'd love to have you on my Newsletter list.

I'd love to hear about your first Valentine.
Smiles
Steph

Because this blog post is in conjunction with Classic Romance Revival blog carnival, there is a grand prize - a 5-ARC package from Classic Romance Revival authors – which will be drawn from visitors commenting on the most blogs. To qualify for the grand prize, you need to register for the contest. Please visit the Classic Romance Revival blog to find details of all the blogs and to register:

http://www.classicromancerevival.com/blog/?p=1671

14 comments:

  1. It took a bit to get to your blog as the link didn't work. But, here I am and I love your post! My first valentine was in grade school. The young boy was so sweet and he kissed me on the playground! I was entranced and have loved kisses every since!

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  2. Awww... Grade school. That's too cool, LuAnn. I'll give Jude a head's up about the link. Thanks for visiting!

    Smiles
    Steph

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  3. My first Valentine started on Halloween, the previous year! I was in the 2nd grade and had dressed as a bride. Dale told me I was beautiful! haha

    Thanks,
    Tracey D

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  4. my first valentine was in grade school. He gave me a sucker shaped like a heart and I let him hold my hand.

    ----jennifer mathis

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  5. My first valentine was grade school too! Sweet memories! Thanks,

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  6. Thanks to everyone who posted and visited from the CRR Blog Carnival. I hope to post the winner of my GC to Desert Breeze on Monday, FEB 22. Thanks so much for your patience with me. It's been crazy busy. Sigh...

    It's been so nice to hear that while I might not have a grade school Valentine, so many others have. Love springs eternal.

    Smiles to all
    Steph

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  7. Hiya Steph, am a bit late for the GC draw, but, re-posting your contest in conjunction with the CRR blog carnival at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/02/stephanie-burkhart-moments-in-time-that.html

    Cherry Mischievous
    www.cherrymischievous.com
    mischivusfairy-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  8. I was shy and awkward in HS too--well I guess it more like 'shy, sarcastic and hung up on a guy who didn't notice me' is a better way of putting it XD

    My first valentine...my first romantic one was/is my current boyfriend of 6 years. My first non-romantic non-kid valentine was from a classmate in college who made me a mix tape of my favorite Japanese artist's music, dark chocolate truffles and a metal rose...all so I would help him with his anthropology homework XD

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  9. My first boyfriend gave me a big squishy card and a single red rose for Valentines but it was such a long time ago I can't remember if we went out.
    It was very sweet but by that time we'd be dating nearly a year and the cracks were already starting to show :0(

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  10. I just picked the winner to my Desert Breeze GC and it is EVA SB! Congrats to everyone who entered. Thanks for popping into my blog and supporting the CRR Blog Carnival.

    EVA SB - Send me an email so I can get that GC out to you at botrina_buchanan@yahoo.com

    Smiles
    Steph

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  11. My first Valentine was in grade school and he had the firey red head of hair and I just wasn't sure how I felt about him. I was shy so many ways he scared me. He would hang around all the time and made a pest of himself. He finally gave up on me but whenever I see a red head I think of him. My hubby has brown hair by the way. ha susan Leech

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  12. Hi Steph,
    Sorry I missed your contest. :-(
    I went to an all~girl high school and came from a strict home so dating possibilities were rare to say the least. But I still remember my first heartthrob. I was in 5th grade and the blond haired, blue eyed cutie sitting next to me made my heart pitter patter for sure. [My competition was a blond who sat on his other side ~ I was a dark-haired beauty in the making, lol] Sigh. More than 40 years later I still wonder every once in awhile what ever happened to him and his cute butt!
    Sara J. ~ : - ], sjr1groups@yahoo.com

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  13. I don't remember specifically who my first was, but I'm sure it must have been in grade school.

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  14. Yeah, I didn't date in high school either, too shy and all. But not long afterward. I met my last husband first and was always in love with him until we got together again and finally married. He's gone now, but I still love the man.
    God Bless
    Rita

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