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Acres of Roses arriving on Valentine’s Day doorstep 2008 made me weak and knocked me off my feet

Twice I responded to the summoning of my doorbell. Twice a grinning and harried floral delivery man handed me a huge bouquet of roses…not red, not pink, but peachy…my favorite color. A dozen times 2 = 2 dozen roses for 2008 Valentine’s Day. I’m sure sometime in my life I’ve been sent flowers by delivery. […]

Happy Valentine’s Day, Black History Month!

As I’ve met wonderful African American couples during the months since I’ve moved from Northern Califronia to St. Louis, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to three couples and their love stories today…to celebrate the confluence of Valentine’s Day in the Middle of Black History Month. You’ll meet: –Linda Jones Hawkins and […]

Linda Jones Hawkins and Charles Hawkins’ cuddled prayers makes the couple…and “Post Pinnacle,” a poem by Linda Jones Hawkins

I met Linda Jones Hawkins and Charles Hawkins at the 2007 Kwanzaa celebration in St. Louis. Linda showed me her beautiful poems and paintings, while Charles stood by, beaming. They shared their love story with me (Linda speaking): “And the story goes… She found a handsome King and he found a beautiful queen, while playing […]