My dimpled grocery boy
Who sold me bread
For the dime I wheedled
As an excuse to flirt.

And I with inner butterflies,
Coyly tried to seem aloof,
Though mother wondered why
I wore my best skirt.

Never did you know
How daily I pined by the phone,
That old rotary with the long neck
Then froze with the sound of your voice.

Finally when you said “are you there?”
I trembled a weak little “hello,”
And giggled as no girl before,
You were my first love without choice.

© Norma (

My Love, My Valentine

A Remembrance

Valentine Slide Show

Ruby Heart

The Lincoln We Know

Cherished Treasures (Several Authors)

Cherished Treasures, Continued

No Interruptions


Valentine's Day

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