On Valentine’s Day, 1913, my grandfather gave my (not-yet-then) grandmother a homemade Valentine. Here’s the front:
And the insides, in which he proposed marriage:
She must have said “yes” because two months later, April 20, 1913, they were married.
The strange thing about this – grandpa, whose name was Herschel, signed the card Hershal. Maybe he didn’t care about the spelling, or maybe it was an inside joke between him and grandma? In any case, I love that I have this – and wish grandma were still alive so I could ask her about it. (Isn’t that the same with all genealogists – so many questions but no one left to answer them)