valentine’s day

From a letter by Mark Twain to Clara Spaulding, August 20, 1880:

There isn’t time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account; there is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that.

He gave me a yummy sandwich from the Walpole Grocery and these beautiful tulips that are sure to bloom and brighten our home over the coming days.


I gave him brownies, and these cute little brownie bites that I discovered on Pinterest.


Despite its commercial nature, it isn’t an entirely bad thing to have a whole day devoted to love. If there’s something we need more of in this world, I can’t think of anything we need more of than love.

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Kelli Ann Wilson

My name is Kelli Ann Wilson (née Copeland), and I live in Walpole, NH. I am mama to Lillia (14) and Zane (6), and wife to Damian. My interests include: Homemaking, photography, gardening, genealogy, and making things.

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  1. Wendy H
    February 15, 2013 / 5:10 pm

    I agree with your final point, definitely. And what a beautiful sentiment by Twain that you quoted as well.

  2. Wendy H
    February 15, 2013 / 7:59 pm

    I liked the Mark Twain quote so much, I wrote a blog post about it. 🙂 Thanks!

  3. February 15, 2013 / 11:30 pm

    I loved your post, Wendy! I’m glad you enjoyed the quote.

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