|Readers reminisce: My most romantic
Two birds with one stone
The most romantic gift I received was delivered Valentine's Day
afternoon at work.
Four handsome men walked into the store where I worked,
dressed in red vests and bearing a homemade valentine, a red rose,
and a pitch pipe. They gathered around my desk, and began singing
romantic songs from their barber shop repertoire.
Of course everyone in the store gathered around,
and I think I blushed the color of the red rose when they presented
with a flourish the rose with the valentine signed by my husband.
The men were from the Society for the Preservation
of Barbershop Harmonies, who for a fundraiser donated their talents.
It touched my heart in two ways: once for the love
of my husband, and twice for the support of the art.
-- Alice Prather
Right time, right place, right
The most romantic gift I ever received was on a day that I was moving
into a new house. I had all my belongings in a U-Haul trailer, and
had just pulled up to the new house when a prospective boyfriend
pulled up a few minutes later.
He went to his trunk, opened it, and took out a toolbox
and a bottle of champagne. He hung all my pictures, fixed whatever
needed fixing, and then toasted my "new beginnings" in
my new house (and new town) with the champagne.
That moving day was 20 years ago. He became the love
of my life. We are not physically together now, but emotionally
and spiritually we shall always be.
I still have the empty champagne bottle on my patio
with a sprig of flowers in it.
-- Kitty Kelly
Fly me to the moon
The most romantic gift I ever received was a gift certificate for
two flying lessons from my future husband.
That got me back on track to getting my pilot's license.
I had it just a few months later. Guess who got the first flight
with the new pilot?
-- Patricia Alber
One man's treasure
My most romantic gift ever received was from my new bride 26 years
ago. As a wedding present she purchased for me, after doing considerable
research on her own, a new 400cc Yamaha dirt bike. I knew she "understood"
at that point. So, a couple of months later I bought her a 100cc
Yamaha dirt bike -- so she could ride along with me -- and took
her on a European vacation.
-- Kevin Golding