COLUMBUS-- Valentine’s Day is a time to show love to those who meant the most to us. A simple card, bouquet of roses and a dinner date are some of the gifts that can be received from that special someone.
The Columbus Telegram asked a few Columbus residents to remember the most interesting gift they have ever gotten for the holiday.
Dee Jaworski: When my husband was living, he would buy me an Este Lauder bottle of perfume every year for Valentine’s Day. He knew I loved perfume, so that’s what he would do. Then we would go out to dinner, almost always the Husker House. This year, my daughter and brother-in-law brought me a nice box of Russell Stover dark chocolates. I want to wish all the members of my family a very happy Valentine’s Day. That includes my children and their spouses, my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Norman Loseke: I would always get the usual present for my wife. Then we would go dancing at the Oak Ballroom in Schuyler. That’s where I’m from. We would go there dancing all the time, it didn’t have to be just for Valentine’s Day. We sure used that as an excuse, though. I remember we would dance to Bohemian music or modern ballroom dancing styles. By modern, I mean what was modern back in the day. It was a lot of fun.
Cliff Schroeder: The greatest gift I ever got for Valentine’s Day was a lot of love from my family. We were never really heavily involved in Valentine’s Day. All of them were good, but some years Valentine’s Day was better than others.
Dan Nelson: I don’t really do anything special for Valentine’s Day. But one year I made my mom a mulberry pie.
Melodee Pedersen: My husband has always been really good about getting me jewelry every year. So I give him kudos for that. As for my kids, I know their favorite part of Valentine’s Day is the after-the-holiday sales on candy.