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Love in a Shoe box
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Love in a Shoe box
Love in a Shoe box
Someone kept these for a long time! How many remember these old "school days" valentines?
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Roger Bernabo
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    I remember those cards....nice shot

2/26/2005 7:36:19 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Great image; I remember card's like this. I even have a few that were sent to my Mom when she was a girl and she's now 75! Great job, Steve!!!

2/26/2005 7:48:45 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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I as well, cute shot Steve!

2/26/2005 8:55:55 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Steve, I think I like this better than any of the other "love" shots this month. Every one of us (past a certain age that is) remembers Valentine's Day at school when we all traded these. And back then everyone got cards from everyone so no one got hurt. I was born in 1952 so I guess I was in grade school in the 60's.

2/26/2005 9:30:29 AM

 
Mata Patan
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Wow Steve this is wonderful!!
You captured a very nice souvenir of antique images and St. Valentine's cards...shoes boxes are useful for loads of things, the most common is keeping little things on for ages!

2/26/2005 10:17:28 AM

 
Jane Summa
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"Love" has many connections & "memories" is one of them. Whether they are stored in our hearts or in a shoebox, "Love" will always be there in any form, shape, or size.
Wonderful concept & presentation, Steve. Excellent shot, too!

2/26/2005 10:23:10 AM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Love the color, clarity and composition Steve. Also the choice of subject matter is... well, choice! (smile)

Norm ,:-)

2/26/2005 11:34:45 AM

 
Kathryn Love
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great image Steve - perfect love sampling for this months theme!
the clarity and colors are wonderful! I remember !

2/26/2005 1:57:44 PM

 
Carrie  Ann Maresh

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Very Cute!!! Great LOVE picture Stevie :)

2/26/2005 3:43:11 PM

 
Steve Mescha
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Thanks to all who took a look and enjoyed these old Valentine cards.

Marsha, you remended me that YES, we were taught a lesson in fairness with the Valentine exchange, but I remember being quite selective as to who got which Valentine. My favorite part was decorating the shoe boxes we used as our "mail box" Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone!

2/26/2005 6:04:16 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Oh my, Steve! You've really brought back some memories for us ancient ones! Terrific job on this!!

2/26/2005 8:35:01 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Brilliant image Steve!!!! Nice colours too!!!

2/26/2005 9:06:18 PM

 
Steve Mescha
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Thanks Debra and Lawrence. You know, I didn't mention this, but it's actually 2 photos. First I layed a bunch of the cards on the table and shot them, but then it occured to me that the real story was the shoe box, so I shot again and layered them in photoshop.

2/26/2005 10:05:19 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Terrific image, Steve! Very cute! It does bring back memories. I was selective about who got which valentine card too. :)

2/27/2005 6:27:22 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Steve, this is the best. Really well done and your inclusion of the box is right on.
And does this photo ever bring back memories! Were these yours? Did you find them? I would like to know the story behind these Valentines. I too remember decorating the boxes and giving/receiving cards to/from everyone. I know my mama made sure that we had cards for everybody. Now, sometimes a certain boy in the class might give his BEST one to a certain little girl and vice versa, but there was none of this leaving anyone out stuff.
Kathleen

2/27/2005 2:19:33 PM

 
Davide Patanč
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Congratulation on your photo finalist

3/15/2005 3:27:21 PM

 
Kathryn Love
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congrats on the finals Steve :)

3/15/2005 3:27:38 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Congrats, Steve!!!!
KK

3/15/2005 3:30:24 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats on your terrific finalist, Steve!

3/15/2005 3:50:00 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on making finalist, Steve!!

3/15/2005 3:58:39 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations on your finalist, Steve!!

3/15/2005 4:02:59 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on your finalist Steve...Fantastic!!!!!

3/15/2005 4:24:25 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Congrats on finalist Steve!!

3/15/2005 4:27:59 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Congratulations, Steve. I loved it then and I still love it now. Good luck!

3/15/2005 4:34:21 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Steve!

3/15/2005 4:34:32 PM

 
Jane Summa
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2 kool, Steve!! :-) congratulations!! Good luck in the next round!

3/15/2005 5:49:24 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on making finalist, Steve!

3/15/2005 6:09:02 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats Steve!

3/15/2005 6:39:26 PM

 
Mata Patan
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Yes, yes, yes!!! Cool Steve!!! The shoe box brought luck! lol!

3/16/2005 1:10:27 AM

 
Alejandra Reyes
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Congratulations Steve!!!! This is a beautiful shot!!!
Alejandra

3/16/2005 4:54:01 AM

 
Arya Bandyopadhyay
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Congrats, Sanjay!!

3/16/2005 9:37:59 AM

 
Arya Bandyopadhyay
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Congrats, Steve!!

3/16/2005 9:38:36 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Congratulations on your finalist, Steve!!

3/16/2005 11:55:51 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congrats, Steve!

3/16/2005 12:29:21 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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You just don't see kids like that on Valentines anymore. Great shot, Steve!

3/16/2005 3:45:40 PM

 
Steve Mescha
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I've been sooo busy looking at everyone else's great finalist placings, as I'm sure you all have. Thanks for taking time to leave your warm comments!

3/16/2005 6:20:38 PM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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This is great - Congrats Steve!

3/19/2005 6:18:01 AM

 
Kim Dietrich Elam
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awesome find and capture - LOVE this!

2/9/2010 5:30:13 AM

 
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