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TeresaP
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Lawrenceburg, KY
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Posted - 01/16/2004 :  8:37:07 PM  Visit TeresaP's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
Dad and I were trying to decide what to get mom for valentines day. He thought he would do something different and get her a red crockpot and make a chocolate brownie dessert in it. I thought that was a bit unusal. I once got a " singing Valentine" for Valentines day. He was drunk and couldn't carry a tune. Has anyone else had a weird Valentines day gift?

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BethZ
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Ellijay, GA
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Posted - 01/16/2004 :  8:43:12 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have never received a Valentine's gift. I just don't date the right people I guess. Well, my husband is a great man but he calls Valentines Day "The Halmark Holiday"

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MargeryArnold
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Austin, TX
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Posted - 01/16/2004 :  9:26:29 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I also haven't received a gift from a boyfriend. In fact, as pathetic as it sounds, my mom was the only one to give me a gift. The weirdest one came the year after she died. I wasn't working, and was addicted to entering contests online. I entered the Sony classical music "Shakespeare in Love" contest and you had to specify someone to send the gift to, so I put my dog's name. Well, I won! I got a dozen roses, a Vermont teddy bear, and soundtrack CD to "Shakespeare in Love". I say it's the weirdest gift because I like to think my mom sent it from Heaven, and I think of my mom every time I listen to the CD.
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LindaCulp
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Portland, Oregon
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Posted - 01/17/2004 :  04:17:02 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Um . . . like Harry said, isn't this a family forum?

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Teresa CO
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USA
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Posted - 01/21/2004 :  1:23:23 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
About twenty years ago my husband completely forgot about V-day until he went to check the mail on his way home. He noticed the hearts in the window of the flower shop and panicked! He proceeded to pound on the door until he was able to get a tired woman to open the door. He proceeded to have her put together a couple of carnations with the green ferns that were littered on her work station and floor. His eyes,wildly searching for something to add to it, spied a coffee cup on the shelf that had lettering that said "I love you.." He grabbed the cup and sad packet of flowers and made his way home at 6:30 pm. With a winsome smile and a shrug he handed me the gifts. I looked at the flowers and then the mug and proceeded to walk in to our room without a word...

It was then he looked at the cup and realized what it said..."I LOVE YOU GRANDPA!"

It wasn't so funny then but we still have the cup and laugh about the journey we've been on these past 28 years! Happy Valentine's Day to you all!

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Katilizz
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Posted - 01/21/2004 :  2:30:42 PM  Send Katilizz an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
How about the weirdest one you gave?

I painstakingly pondered what I could do for my DH - to make Valentines Day memorable. Keep in mind I have a quirky sense of humor....

I found a barbershop quartet that would do a singing Valentine presentation. So imagine these four men dashingly dressed in their tuxedos, carrying roses (BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH) for my husband, trooping into his office. They got directions from his bewildered secretary... and trooped on in to his office and promptly went into song - and yes, he was on the phone w/ a client. They did not just sing one song, or two or three... I paid them for a full 1/2 hour of singing. All his coworkers came out of their offices' to be entertained i.e. make fun of him. His secretary called me dying of laughter... it was simply priceless to imagine his face.

Ah... now I have to top it this year......
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SandyMcMahan
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Posted - 01/21/2004 :  2:32:44 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote


Whats he do for you? Does he try and beat his present?


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HeidiN
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Arlington, TN
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Posted - 01/21/2004 :  5:54:53 PM  Visit HeidiN's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
My husband calls it the hallmark holiday as well, but he generally tries to bring home something, like a card, flowers or candles, but a couple of years ago, he gave me a Kirby . I guess my present to him that year was cleaner carpets?
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TeresaP
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Posted - 01/22/2004 :  12:58:04 AM  Visit TeresaP's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have never gave a weird present. I always stick to cards, homemade treats, boxed candies, and flowers. We used to send flowers to each other in college. It was a "secret admirer" trick. One time I actually had an admirer but didn't know. He overheard me talking about the "girls surprising me" and let me know that he had gotten me the flowers!

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MarieSpree
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NY
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Posted - 02/02/2005 :  12:49:04 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
My ex-boyfriend went to tour an army college in high school. I think it was just to get out of a test. When he came back he gave me an ugly dogtag necklace that said "property of a marine". Obviously he wasn't a marine, so I guess he was saying I was someone else's girlfriend? And how, if he went into the army, would he be a marine anyway?

The finish wore off in about three days and I certainly never wore it. I'm no one's property! I dumped him a few weeks later...

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Kris07079
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Posted - 02/02/2005 :  2:00:20 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
A cactus. In college, I had a first date (never a good idea on V-day) and he brought me a cactus that he picked up for free from the florist in the grocery store where he worked. I never dated him again but it was a cute little cactus. Years later while moving I accidentally dropped it and the cactus smashed on the ground. I felt so bad. I miss that cactus.
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Karan
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Lugoff, SC
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Posted - 02/02/2005 :  2:19:17 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
When my husband and I were dating in 1978, he was living in Nashville, TN. As I got off the airplane, he met me with red carnations in a "Tropicana Jar" (Back when they used glass instead of paper/plastic). I had alot of people staring at that arrangement. Thank goodness 26 years and counting later, we can laugh about it.

PS. I get delivered roses in pretty vases, now. Guess my training him paid off.

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NatalieH
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USA
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Posted - 02/02/2005 :  4:40:36 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
My husband gave me a popcorn popper one year. I guess they were out of my size at Victoria's Secret.
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KimBie
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USA
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Posted - 02/02/2005 :  6:13:50 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
It's our first Valentine's day as a married couple... wish him luck! (There had better be chocolate involved)

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Mazie
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Forest Grove, OR
USA
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Posted - 02/03/2005 :  12:56:00 AM  Visit Mazie's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
My husband gave me a scarf for valentines day while we were dating. Last year my husband and my father went to a party store the day after valentines day to buy some stuff for an upcoming church event. Since they hadn't bought my mom or I anything for Valentines day (YESTERDAY!!), they got us some old balloons. Then they bragged about the great deal they got and how great it was that they only had to spend $5 on us. You can imagine how thrilled we were.

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KristenH
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Palm Springs, CA
USA
382 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2005 :  07:03:15 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I love this idea! I'm going to try and do the same for my husband...imagine a chief of police receiving this type of gift...hysterical!
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KristenH
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Palm Springs, CA
USA
382 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2005 :  07:07:39 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I always remind my husband not to spend the money on flowers, but to take me shoe shopping instead Last year he actually did... but I'm not complaining- a few years ago he bought me a baby grand Yamaha piano, and since we've been married 8 years, I told him the piano is good for at least 8 more years...last year he hired a pianist to play my favorite songs for me...very romantic.
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Karan
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Lugoff, SC
USA
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Posted - 02/03/2005 :  12:08:06 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Kristen: Is your husband for rent?


Karan now residing in the Palmetto State
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KellyBear
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Fairfax, VA
USA
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Posted - 02/03/2005 :  12:12:53 PM  Send KellyBear an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
I don't celebrate V-day anymore, and my boyfriend never really has. We may get each other a card, and one year I made him cookies, last year he brought me a rose...

My last boyfriend... hmmm... I don't think anything weird, just traditional heart-themed stuff.

I'm not a girly girl, so pink makes me puke. I don't need a holiday to tell my guy I love him; I've been telling him that every day for the last 3+ years!
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JGallica
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Vancouver, BC
Canada
373 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2005 :  1:54:47 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Kimbie, same as me. Congratulations.

Now that we're married, my husband told me that he doesn't need to get me anything. Hmmph.

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Jenny T
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USA
208 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2005 :  2:26:36 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Great topic!

My ex-boyfriend gave me a hangover for Valentine's Day, lol! He broke up with me a few weeks before holiday. Some single friends and I decided to have a girls night out and went to a bar. Weelll...guess who I saw a the bar! The ex. He wasn't with another girl, at least, but just seeing him got the shots started! lol

On a more romantic note, on the first V-day with my current b/f, he invited me to his house for a romantic, evening meal, outside by candlelight (we live in a warm climate). He seated me at the patio table and began to bring in all the courses on china. He told me we were having "Tequila Lime Chicken". Little did he know that I have a mind like a steel trap! I remembered a previous conversation we had about the store, Foodies. In it, he had told me how much he liked their "Tequila Lime Chicken". I smiled at him and said, "Did you get the food from Foodies?" LOL. He could only sheepishly admit that he did, but was quick to point out that he had never SAID he had made the food. From then, he decided that obtaining our Valentine's meal from Foodies would be our "tradition".

Hmmm...do you see how sneaky he is? He gets out of taking me to an expensive restaurant on V-day by waxing nostalgic about our "tradition", lol. But I kid, we go out to eat at nice restaurants all the time...although that is usually because I am on a shop!
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