tip no. 4

24 April 2012


tip 4


I remember Nate and Oprah talking about this. Why leave your most cherished cards or notes in a box or scrapbook? Frame a couple (or a whole wall full!) so they can bring a smile when you walk past. I told you I would tell the story of the note on my gallery wall in the bedroom.

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May 30, 1995: Were were seniors in high school and we were beginning to like each other.  I should note that we went to rival high schools. One afternoon in the middle of Mr. Hansen’s government class, the office runner comes in with an armful of lilacs and said, “Melissa Anderson..these are for you.” I could feel my face turning red and my heart racing as my classmates ooooOOOoooooooohhed. I read the note attached. It simply said, “Have a peachy day!   Hobbit”  (that was his nickname in high school) It completely made my day, my month, my year. That he:

  • remembered that I loved lilacs
  • came on to enemy territory to pick the lilacs
  • wrote a note on a piece of secretary’s scrap paper
  • talked her into looking up my room number and having them delivered.

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That’s why I love it when lilacs come out every spring and the first note he ever sent me is my favorite. Do you have a favorite note or card or picture hiding away that you could pull out and frame? signature


  1. Soooooo Sweet! I'm going to have to dig out some highschool notes from my hubby-love that idea-

  2. How thoughtful! I love the idea too...I'm very sentimental about such things as well!

  3. Wow, what a great story! Your kids will love (or may already love) hearing that! Great idea. :)

  4. That is THE cutest. :)

  5. How absolutely sweet. I'm such a sucker for a romantic story. Your tale is adorable!

  6. Aw!  I have a drawer full of notes from my children when they were beginning to write (my favorite age!) and now you've given me an idea.  Thanks!  (I graduated in '95, too.  How time flies!)

  7. So, so sweet!!! And, you guys are high school sweethearts -- I love it!

  8. Wow, a romantic even then, was he, Melissa? : )  Good thing you realized he was a keeper even then!

    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

  9. BlueClearSkyElizabeth1/16/14, 10:44 PM

    He's a keeper! What a lovely story and the perfect piece to frame.

  10. Kristen@Fit2feelbetter1/16/14, 10:49 PM

    How sweet!  My husband and I were 15 when we met.  We lived in different towns so I have a bunch of letters from him tucked away.  You know, back in the day when a long distance phone call was so expensive.  I've been trying to think of ways to make our master bedroom more "us" so thanks for the inspiration!

  11. John@RemodelingBIBLE1/16/14, 10:49 PM

    I met my wife in college and when we were dating, she gave me a box of brownies jazzed up with some mint frosting on top. She knew I love brownies (until now) and mint frosting. Put two and two together and I've got the perfect dessert. I knew she was a keeper right then and there. 


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