Twenty six of us aged 60+ celebrated Valentine’s day on Thursday last and a happy time was had by all. We laughed and shared our romantic memories of yesteryear and listened to and moved to the music of The Platters, Jonny O’Keef, The Crickets, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and many others.
We talked about old fashioned courtship and how it might take a whole day for a young man to pluck up the courage to hold a girl’s hand and about bench seats in cars and Drive-Inns and the wonder of that first kiss and the excitement and beauty of the wonderful Balls and Cocktail parties where ladies wore satin and lace and chiffon and gentlemen wore Dinner Suits.
It was an uplifting experience for all of us joyfully reliving the wonder and beauty of those romantic and exciting and sometimes embarrassing occasions.