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Letter to the Editor

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Updated: 5:10 PM

Spreading the love

To the editor:

As we celebrate this Valentine's Day, and weekend, let us reach out and think of others whose lives may not have been touched by love. Many of us are fortunate to have been given unconditional love by those who have loved us even through our childhood awkwardness and sheepish pranks to the choices we make today. Let us now turn that love inside out and give it to those who are lonely or cut off from society in nursing homes or to the sick.

I remember one Valentine's Day when my dad was in the nursing home. I bought a big bouquet of carnations and proceeded to separate them two by two. I then tied a ribbon around each and brought them to the home. I gave one to a very well dressed resident who already had a beautiful bouquet sitting on her nightstand. "Those are for me," she said. "I am so happy." That emotion trumps many of my other Valentine memories. She died a few months later and I was glad I used Valentine's Day to express a kindness toward her.

So this Valentine's Day, I am thankful for all those who have loved me, and I hope to reach those for whom love is just a distant memory.

Gail Vines,



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