One year, long ago...but not that long ago, as V Day approached I told my friends that I was tired of not having a Valentine, meaning of course, someone to whom I was the sun and the stars, yeah, someone to light candles for, someone who would hold me close while a dreamy, throbbing, tune; Night and Day...deep in the heart of me...such a yearning, burning... And then after a Tom Jones kind of dinner someone with whom I could lovingly slide onto satin sheets and enjoy the nectar of love. But alas, Cupid ignored me. Lonely on that Valentine’s Day, I called a female pal whose phone number I knew by heart and was startled to hear a male voice “Hi, this is Jeremy and today is Valentine’s Day. If you don’t have a Valentine, please Be Mine. Here’s my number.” Laughing, I redialed my friend and told her about the odd connection. ”The Universe is responding to your need, call the fellow,” she said. Feeling silly, I nevertheless, called him, left my number (unlisted) and a fake name. I figured it was a fun thing to do, and without consequences. Ten minutes later Jeremy returned my call. His voice had a lilt to it. A construction worker, he was well read, had strong views, and a fine sense of humor. We talked about metaphysics, gardening, bird watching, his new yellow pickup truck, and politics. Since we seemed to have a lot in common, especially his pickup, we decided to meet for supper in a small café near my home. Jeremy, my unexpected red haired Valentine, arrived carrying a cardboard box filled with purple Crocus plants. “Linda,” he said, using my fake name. “I knew you would be a blue eyed blonde.” “And, about thirty years older than you are,” I laughed. “I don’t care if you don’t, age is just a number. Besides, it’s Valentine’s Day, and you are my kind of girl, not afraid to call a shy fellow who needs a date.” My telephone Valentine and I are friends to this day. Once in a while Jeremy stops by, his kids in tow, to take me for a ride in his old yellow pickup truck.
Causes Pat Montandon Supports
PETA, Women for Women, Amnesty International, Children as the Peacemakers, Peace to The Planet