Advertisement
 
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

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,

Amsterdam

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Montgomery County Research Report

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

 

The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    Area sports calendar
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Napoli, Red Sox top Angels
    Monday, May 25, 2015

    The Sawyer Craze
    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    National Grid to discuss transmission line plans
    Monday, May 25, 2015

    County plans to pick up the ball on Concordia project
    Monday, May 25, 2015

    Lawsuit threatened over economic development cut
    Friday, May 29, 2015

    Amsterdam revises its tent fees
    Monday, May 25, 2015

    Needed: $325,000 by June 15 Bridge artwork is not included on projects list
    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Canal inspections hit in state report
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    City remembers the sacrifices made
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook