Blue Card and Valentines Day

It arrived just as I was leaving for the beach. A blue card- postcard size- announcing my father's yarzheit on February 14th- Valentines Day. And it stopped me cold.

A small blue card- reminding me- as if I needed any reminders at all- that the anniversary of his death was coming up. And how ironic that it was a card noting his remembrance on Valentines Day- a holiday my dad kind of hated- not the idea of romance per se- but the commercialization of romance.

So it will be a different kind of Valentine's Day- lots of love-  with my mom and Dave, graveside, I suppose. But like many of the card that I have gotten over the last umpteen years- I won't forget this little blue card.