My grandparents, Joel Daniel MARTIN and Florrie Jane THOMAS MARTIN, became engaged in January 1914 and married in June of that year.
Florrie sent Daniel a Valentine that year, likely the first romantic valentine she’d ever bought.
My grandparents were tenant farmers and lived in many houses over their life together. They carried few things with them from house to house besides their kids! These valentines, and the letters Daniel and Florrie exchanged when they were courting, were carried with them through all those years. The envelopes are tattered and torn, but the letters are still quite readable.
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