Haha!!! Please tell me the visual is the actual saved valentine??? Your haiku is fab
Thanks, Scout! No, it's not the actual valentine; the original is preserved (in a moth eaten cardboard box) in Atlanta. This is a valentine of the same era.The original says, "in my own quiet way (visual of tiny heart) inside: I LOVE THE HELL OUT OF YOU!!!! (huge heart)Very scandalous for a 9th grader.
Fabulous Fleur! This really made me shake my head and laugh.Serendipity
Thank you Serendipity-do!
Fleur:I always knew I was ahead of the curve, but once every 10 minutes...must be a poll of just girls!!! I'm not THAT far ahead of the curve!Your haiku always make me laugh--RafaP.S. Considering things, my 9th grade sweetheart has proll'y burned mine (after ripping, stomping and spitting on it a few times). She LOVED everything "dramatic".
Thank you, Rafa! I'd love to know what you did to light her fuse? (And by that I mean make her mad.)
Lol, in honor of your quick wit, your new nickname will be "Sid C'sar". Get it????
Yes, and I even appreciate it.Great Carl Reiner story, on a related note. Reiner, giant and genius that he was, apparently was not the most sociable person in the world. Think Czar, 1985 edition (well, other than singing Dylan for you in the Colony Square breakroom).Journalist goes to Reiner's house to do a piece on him. Reiner welcomes the writer, and they sit in virtual silence for three hours. As the journalist figures it's time to leave and he's not going to get anything from the great man, Reiner sticks his hand out and says, "Thanks. I feel like I can really open up to you."I love that story.
Wonderful story! Not as good as your breaking into "Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat" of course, but close. I think working in live TV comedy would have been one of the best careers in the history of the world.
I think this was one of your best. I usually only have those thoughts once a week when I read your haiku. I try to remember.
Oh, Curmy, thank you! Lol, that is wildy flattering.
Fleur:Unfortunately, back then I was too smart for my own britches and too dumb to know she didn't really want to hear that, yes, indeed I did think her fall ball dress made her bum look a bit on the plunkers side. Oh, and the whole boys being boys....with boys thing really ticked her off once she found out about that, too! Girls...lotta work!HaHa!!Rafa
Considering the personnel at the time -- Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner, etc. -- that would have been a fun funeral home to work at.
LOL entertainment!I loved, loved, loved Curmy's comment and .... I agree.