WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

February 11, 2010

♥♥ Got Romance ♥♥

Well here the day we all been waiting for ....It's Laurie at Laurie's Chatting and Bargain hunting Valentine's Par-ty....Now I'm not much for decorating for Valentine day so I tossed out a poem and some cookies and tea....added some things that spell Romance to me... F♥r Valentines Day My husband,
s♥ sweet B♥ught hand made choc♥lates For me as a treat In a flower covered b♥x Came the delici♥us confection
But I am at a l♥ss to answer A most curious questi♥n
H♥w can two pounds of chocs So delici♥us on the lips Manage in just one night

To put 5lbs on my hips



Grab a cookie and sip some tea



While I share a little of Wally and me....



My one true love all my life and what a great day... the day he made me his wife....


The wings of our Love stood many of times we were always there for each other in good times and bad


like a pair of doves..Wings wrapped around each other in comfort and love... You always made me just "Happy To Be"



So have another cookie


And a sip of your tea....


While I think of Romance and think once again of thee....


Wally you will always be the best Valentine a girl could ever need... March 7,1970




I miss your Love each and every day..My wing has been broken but I remain strong knowing your waiting at the Gate with Kisses and Hugs just for me... Wally I will always L♥ve thee....



Now girl dust off those Cloche's and get ready for Marty Cloches Par-ty on the 19th we always have so much fun with these party and I just love to see what everyone comes up with...Please go by and check out Marty to get the details of this fun party...



Thanks to all of you for coming by and seeing me...Until next time from my mountain top to yours,





70 comments:

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Well I am excited to be your first comment, it was all so touching especially with the old picture you and your wally, love that..You are so talented to be able to write down all of your feelings and make them so warm welcoming and entertaining, promise me something my dear gloria, please do not ever say your posts are boring and your collections would bore people, they do not and I love to see them...take care my friend and be well...Phyllis

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

So precious. I appreciate a love that continues - even when one is gone....

KATHY said...

Hi gloria, such lovely pictures!!!Thank you gloria for always leaving me such sweet comments.Your such a sweet lady!!!Have a wonderful weekend....Kathy

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Gloria,
How lovely and written from the heart! It is said you only have one true love. How blessed you have been. Wally sounds like he was a wonderful man.
Big hugs,
Elizabeth

Kim said...

That was just so sweet Gloria - what a lovely tribute to Wally. I loved seeing the pictures of the two of you. How did you get those hearts in your letters? Oh, and thanks SO much for reminding me that I had done a post about my antique. You are too sweet for remembering! Thank you dear!
xoxoxo,
Kim

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Gloria, this was such a beautiful post. I have tears in my eyes. Your poetry was wonderful, and every time you talk about Wally, I can read the love in your words. While I was reading your poetry and looking at your romantic photos, I was thinking of all of the adventures the two of you had. What a wonderful couple. Thank you so much for linking this post to the Valentine party. laurie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I LOVE THIS GLORIA! You were such a beautiful bride and you have made such a gorgeous vignette for this post! I love it, and I love the tribute to Wally. Hugs, Cindy

Kathy said...

Happy Valentines Gloria!!!!
Your Wally was and still is in your heart a VERY HANDSOME man!
Your post brought tears to my eyes...
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

9405018--Pat said...

Beautifil post today...Pat H

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a sweet post in honor of Wally. Thanks for sharing and
loved seeing the pictures.
Thanks for stopping by. As far as the wall paper - it needs to go! :)
Glenda

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, I just love it all....so many gorgeous pictures.

I wanted you to know that I have had tons of trouble getting your comments box to open for about a week now....don't know what the problem is.

Are you feeling better? Sending you a hug!

Happy Valentines,
Barb ♥

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You have me crying here, Gloria! That is so sweet. And you and Wally look like movie stars... so pretty and so handsome! I loved seeing the pics of you two, and I'm happy that he warmed your heart with his love. I know you warmed his with yours. You're such a sweetheart, and I love you dearly...

XO,

Sheila :-)

sissie said...

What a beautiful post Gloria.
Your pictures of you and your Wally are wonderful and you had many beautiful years together.
Your tribute to him and your marriage is heartwarming.

Thank you for sharing.

hugs
Sissie

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh how sweet. He must have been a real special man. What a deep love you both must have had (I mean still have). Thank you for sharing. Wally's probably wiping a tear right now. Rosie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very nice post :)
Happy Valentines Day.
Deb :)

Sue said...

Gloria, my friend, what a loving tribute to Wally. You have shown us some lovely pictures and have let us know some of your most special thoughts. We always enjoy them. Hope all is well on your mountain- things are improving here, thanks in part to many prayers from so many friends, such as yourself. Thanks again. xoxo Sue

shirley said...

Oh My Gloria,
What a warm wonderful wife you are. I am honored to be reading your feelings that you have expressed for you wonderful Wally.
just goes to show you, Love does last forever! Happy Sweet Valentines Day to you and for what it stands for! LOVE!

Cathy said...

Oh Gloria...what a lovely post! What a blessing to have spent your life with your one true love!

My heart runneth over dear friend!

Happy Valentine's Day!
XOXO
Cathy

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, what a sweet post about you and Wally! Oh, you were such a pretty bride and Wally was so handsome! The love just oozes from you! I have tears in my eyes.
Blessings to you, Dear One.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Muse said...

Not one soul...could pen such words, that share so much...and rejoice in the love that was~is and will live in a higher plain.

Hugs to you dear Gloria...from me to you.

Sarah said...

Sweet post to your sweetheart. Love endures all. Wally is looking down on you with love in his heart!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Now... girlfriend I soooooo agree with Phyllis.. there is "never" boring about your beautiful collections.
What a romantic and touching post.. your love for Wally is so apparent.. made me cry girl... you know it did..your vignette is beautiful...wish I could be there to wrap my arms around you and say Happy Valentine's Day...
love ya girl.. hugs ~lynne~

Natasha said...

Gloria, thank you so much for sharing your special memories-I feel so honoured to have heard this beautiful love story.

Thank you for visiting me today and for your sweet comment-it meant a lot to me.

Best Valentine's wishes,
Natasha.

bj said...

This is such a sweet tribute to Wally and your love.
I am so thankful you got a 2nd chance at happiness.
Happy day, dear heart.
xo bj

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness girl you just made me tear up reading this post!
This was such a sweet and loving Valentine tribute to Wally. It's beautiful Gloria and you both were so happy! You really looked stunning in the photos.

~Happy Valentines Day! ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

I also agree with Phyllis!
YOU could never be boring to anyone. Keep on posting sweet friend. :)

vignette design said...

What a great post Gloria. Wally sounds like he was an incredible guy!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Gloria....that is a long wick...it has a bead at the end....I will never light them...they are just too pretty!

Tootsie said...

Oh mom...you made me cry! what a beautiful post for Wally!!!
I hope you have a great valentines day...stop by my FF post this week...Busy left you a message...
love you!
will call you very soon!

D said...

Hi, Gloria,

sniff, sniff. What a beautiful post. Love the wedding pic of you and Wally. I lost my husband in 2005, and I miss him every day.

D

podso said...

Thanks for your comment and trying to follow my blog. The follow list is sure visible to me on my computer so I'm sorry you aren't seeing it. Not sure what to think. Love this post of yours, and really enjoyed the hat post!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a sweet post of you and your love. Your collection is so pretty. What a wonderful man Wally must have been - you made quite a handsome pair.

Madeline's Album said...

A beautiful post. Enjoyed it tremendously. Have a blessed day and weekend.

Justine said...

Aw Gloria... this was so very sweet, but so bittersweet. The pictures of you and Wally were fantastic. I especially love the Mickey ears!

Justine :o )

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, this is just my favorite post of all. I love the petty tablescape and your wedding picture is just the best. You are so beautiful and such a handsome couple. Love it. Hugs, Marty

SmilingSally said...

How sweet your post is. I can see the love you two have found. Have a great day!

~~Carol~~ said...

What a sweet and wonderful tribute to your Wally! I can tell that you two shared a special love.
On another note, that was a funny poem about the candy! Funny, but true!

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

My sweet friend, you sure know how to make a girl cry! Your Valentine's vignette and poem to Wally is so endearing!!! I could feel your love in each and every word! Shoot...I'm just sitting here staring at the screen...speechless! You know that I love you, Sis!!! I'm so thankful that the Lord gave you Wally and that the two of you had that "once in a lifetime" kind of love! You know...some go through this life and never experience that! Okay...I'm moving on before I start crying again!

Well Darlin', your vignette is gorgeous...so soft and romantic! I love, love, LOVE that beautiful fringed table covering!!! You know, ever since I seen yours and Lynne's...I've been looking for one on ebay and haven't found one! Boohoo! I just love it!!! I love your pretty dove figurines too...sooo beautiful! Okay...on a lighter note! I just giggled when I read what you wrote about the chocolate adding inches to your hips!!! Girl, you crack me up!!! And...if anyone's hips could stand a few inches...it would be yours! Hehe!!! You thin and trim thing..you!!! WHATEVER!!!

Well Sis...sending all my love and prayers your way! Feel better, Darlin'!!!

Love you,
Chari

Chari said...

PS...just lil' ol' me again! I was just reading Phyllis' comment and totally agree! Please don't say your antiques and antique posts are boring!!! You have so much to be proud of, Sis!!! You've worked hard for all your fabulous pieces!!! They are NOT boring!!! Love you, Sweetie!!!

Chari

PAT said...

Gloria, what a beautiful and meaningful Valentine's post! I love it!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

salmagundi said...

Sweet post and tribute! Love lives beyond life itself. Take care, Sally

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This was so lovely and I could feel how it came straight from your heart. Love that 70's hair...I just missed the "teased" style and the goal was to have it perfectly straight!

This was a wonderful post, full of love.

Sue

Chandy said...

You have such a way of melting hearts, Gloria! What a lovely tribute to Wally and your love. I love seeing your home on your blog header, it's so lovely...

Glad to finally have to drop by, a luxury for me these days...

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

That was a beautiful post. You are truly lucky to have experienced such a wonderful love. You have been truly blessed.

Thanks for sharing.

Kim

Lisa said...

This was such a touching post and a real testament to enduring love.

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to your hubby. I loved seeing all of your pictures and reading your poem. Thank you for the cookies. They looks so delicious. Your tablescape is beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day ♥

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear Gloria,

What a lovely tribute to you and Wally. Love all of your beautiful pictures. You were such a beautiful bride!

Debbie

Joy said...

What a beautiful wedding you must have had, you both looked so happy. And what wonderful post too, love the beautiful doves.
Have a Happy Valentines Day.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a beautiful post and a beautiful tribute to Wally. You do have a way with words, Gloria and this made me want to cry. You were a beautiful bride!!

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!!

xoxo
Janie

ellen b. said...

Gloria what a very sweet post about the life you shared with your Wally! Just wonderful...

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This is a beautiful post and a beautiful love story.

Kathleen said...

You got married on my birthday and the same year I got married..And the dress..is so similar, and hair a little too.
Too funny..
Here's to Wally..a memories of the love you shared..God bless!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Gloria this is a lovely post and so glad I stopped by here tonight to find it.
Happy Valentines Day honey
Maggie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is so beautiful, and soooo sweet!! I love your way with words, your tribute to dear Wally! And of course, I love seeing your pretty antiques, etc!

I'm a little late for Laurie's Valentine party, but I just posted!

Katherine

Liz said...

Oh Gloria! After I read your post I went over and gave my big grumpy bear a hug. Thank you for the sweet reminder that every moment is fleeting.

~Liz

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Gloria, what a sweet post...I'm sure Wally was a wonderful man and you will see him someday. The picture of you on your wedding day was so pretty.

I enjoyed looking at your hat boxes and old photographs. I wish I had a collection of something...You have so many interesting antiques! Happy Valentine's Day! Kristen

Pat said...

Very sentimental and romantic ~ the pictures are beautiful too!

Happy Valentine's Day ~

xoxo
Pat

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sweet Gloria!

You have created such beautiful romance with this wonderful post! Thank you for sharing such a sweet part of your heart with us.

I love the miniature hats & boxes on your previous post. I had no idea that the practice ever existed with hats. And what a great collection you have.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs, Sherry

Joyce said...

What a beautiful post to Wally who is sitting on your shoulder and thinking the same sweet thing. I enjoyed seeing your wedding photo. Happy Valentine's day to you and your family and friends.
Joyce

Lottie said...

This is just the most beautiful post. Thank you for sharing the pictures and poem. They all come
from the heart! Always love visiting your blog!

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Just coming by to say good morning and see how you're doing today? This cold crud really has me feeling bad...but I'll survive as long as it doesn't get any worse. Not getting a thing done but sitting here with my blogs! Hehe! Anyway...just thinking about you, Sweetie!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hello Dear Gloria,

What a beautiful and sentimental post... I can feel the love pouring out in every word and photo. I Love all your wonderful Victorian displays, and antiques too, never boring!

Thanks sooo much for stopping by for a visit I always LOVE hearing from you!

Take care dear friend,
Sherri:)

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful tribute to your everlasting love. I love your wedding picture, the joy on your face is priceless. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post. Hugs, Kat

Manuela@TPOH said...

He sounds like he was a great guy. Such a sweet post and gorgeous pictures!

Manuela

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a handsome man Wally was. We certainly married good looking men, didn't we? Neither of us will ever be completely over them...and that's alright.
It doesn't mean we don' love our precious mates of today..or appreciate them..
Our days of Wally and Patrick are just burned into our memories and in our hearts. I see Patrick everywhere and think of him every single day. I talk to him often. think I hear his voice or laughter. Especially his laugh.
However, we were brave enough to go on and live.

Happy Valentines Day to you, Gloria. I love you, my friend.
If you ever decide to come this way, please do come and visit. I have a nice little guest room. Nothing fancy but it is comfortable and has a new mattress. :)
I hope you are alright.
I will write. Soon.
Hugs,
Mona

Dawn said...

Loved the photos of you and Wally, Gloria. It was an amazing love story you told me about that day we talked on the phone.
Happy Valentine's Day,
Dawn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a sweet sweet Valentine's Day. ~ Lynn @ thevintagenest

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Big, big, big, big, BIG hugs, Gloria, for a grand and happy Valentine's Day!

Love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Miss Janice said...

What a sweet tribute to Wally and what a precious Valentine's Day vignette! Have a wonderful day:)