Jack and CB Kinsella, September 3rd, 1949
Mom and Dad, also known as John and CB Kinsella, have been walking this grand earth of ours for over nine decades, and have been together for almost seven of those decades.
So, I think they deserve to be celebrated on this Valentine’s Day!
Jack and CB Kinsella, August 2009
CB and Jack, June 2011
As I searched for an Irish Blessing, I found this one:
May you escape the gallows, avoid distress, and be as healthy as a trout.
Hmmm. Well, perhaps this one is better:
Go n-eirí an t-ádh leat
Literally meaning 'That luck may rise with you'
Thinking of you, Mom and Dad, on this special day of love.
And, one of our frequent blog writers also loves Valentine's Day. And for good reason! Keep Reading:
Engagement By Evelyn Laufer Taylor
On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1942, my uncle Lew was married in a small ceremony in the rectory of a Catholic church. The reception was held at the Hotel Rochester. Bryant came home from school that weekend, so the affair was a double treat for me.
After the reception, Bryant and I left to go to the movies. On the way, we stopped at Bowker's ice cream stand for an ice cream cone, or so I thought. However, Bryant had something else in mind as he gave me my diamond engagement ring. What a special Valentine that was!
There was no formal proposal of, "Will you marry me?" I guess from the very first, we took this for granted. I was surprised because he was a college student and I never dreamed he could afford a ring.
Evelyn and Bryant Taylor, October 9th, 1942
Will you believe that after this whole exciting day, we went to the movies, like people with tunnel vision? I do not remember what we saw. In fact, we sat way up in the balcony, and I am sure we were not aware of anyone except each other.
That night when I got home, rather late, my mom who was sleeping on the davenport in my room because the house was full of wedding guests, was suddenly awakened by me -- a very excited girl, flashing her ring. After realizing what I was telling her, Mom showed pleasure but really no surprise.
I guess it had been obvious to all how we felt about each other!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all the cousins!