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Valentine’s Day memories shared at Imperial Manor, Parkview-Heights

Monday, a group of 12 residents from Imperial Manor, Parkview-Heights gathered together to make valentine boxes for Valentine’s Day parties on Friday.
Manor residents will be making valentines for Imperial Parkview-Heights residents and vice versa.
Amidst much laughter and teasing, some of the residents were excited to share a Valentine’s Day memory from their past.
Shirley Heathcote recalled a memory from first grade while attending a country school in Montana.
“There were only two of us in first grade­—Billy Fox and me,” she said. “He was the cutest guy I ever saw, and he gave me the prettiest valentine with two swans whose wings opened up. It probably cost him a whole nickel.”
She said she kept that valentine for many years.
Dee Avey laughed while telling the story about being in fourth grade on Valentine’s Day. A couple of boys tackled her, trying to give her a Valentine kiss, she said.
“I fought them off until my teacher came to the rescue. Her name was Miss Valentine,” she chuckled.
She added that she never dated either boy when they were older, but when she got married, one of the boys was their best man.
Wilber Kuenning told a story about being in fourth grade and making a valentine out of a piece of paper for a special girl he liked.

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