These sweethearts met 56 years ago. James W. was an army private on leave and Barbara Jean, a high school student. They met at her hometown skating rink and were a couple from that day on.
Barbara Jean is my Mom and after many years of marriage, she became Dad’s caretaker for the last few years of his life until it was over in 2010. They had a good life together. It’s been a few years since Mom has received a valentine’s gift from Dad, but I know she still honors him as her sweetheart. I knit her a gift this year as a tribute to the two of them- Chivalry Mitts.
Loved how this pattern allowed me to add Mom’s and Dad’s initials to the thumbs.
Cold hands? Warm hearts.