Love in a Shoe box

© Steve Mescha

Love in a Shoe box

Roger Bernabo 2/26/2005 7:36:19 AM

I remember those cards....nice shot #219187

Donna J. Taff 2/26/2005 7:48:45 AM

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!!! #1134948

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/26/2005 8:55:55 AM

I as well, cute shot Steve! #1135077

Marsha S. Smith 2/26/2005 9:30:29 AM

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. #1135157

Mata Patan 2/26/2005 10:17:28 AM

Wow Steve this is wonderful!!
You captured a very nice souvenir of antique images and St. Valentine's boxes are useful for loads of things, the most common is keeping little things on for ages! #1135234

Jane Summa 2/26/2005 10:23:10 AM

"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! #1135240

Norman P. Banks 2/26/2005 11:34:45 AM

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

Norm ,:-) #1135334

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 2/26/2005 1:57:44 PM

great image Steve - perfect love sampling for this months theme!
the clarity and colors are wonderful! I remember ! #1135529

Carrie Ann Maresh 2/26/2005 3:43:11 PM

Very Cute!!! Great LOVE picture Stevie :) #1135578

Steve Mescha 2/26/2005 6:04:16 PM

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! #1135712

Debra Booth 2/26/2005 8:35:01 PM

Oh my, Steve! You've really brought back some memories for us ancient ones! Terrific job on this!! #1135832

Laurence Saliba 2/26/2005 9:06:18 PM

Brilliant image Steve!!!! Nice colours too!!! #1135884

Steve Mescha 2/26/2005 10:05:19 PM

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. #1135921

Judy S. Fung 2/27/2005 6:27:22 AM

Terrific image, Steve! Very cute! It does bring back memories. I was selective about who got which valentine card too. :) #1136486

Kathleen K. Parker 2/27/2005 2:19:33 PM

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 #1137343

Davide Patanč 3/15/2005 3:27:21 PM

Congratulation on your photo finalist #1174904

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 3/15/2005 3:27:38 PM

congrats on the finals Steve :) #1174906

Kathleen K. Parker 3/15/2005 3:30:24 PM

Congrats, Steve!!!!
KK #1174924

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/15/2005 3:50:00 PM

Congrats on your terrific finalist, Steve! #1175102

Tammy Scott 3/15/2005 3:58:39 PM

Congratulations on making finalist, Steve!! #1175184

Debra Booth 3/15/2005 4:02:59 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Steve!! #1175218

Kristi A. Howson 3/15/2005 4:24:25 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Steve...Fantastic!!!!! #1175370

Bobbie Davis 3/15/2005 4:27:59 PM

Congrats on finalist Steve!! #1175406

Marsha S. Smith 3/15/2005 4:34:21 PM

Congratulations, Steve. I loved it then and I still love it now. Good luck! #1175476

Judy S. Fung 3/15/2005 4:34:32 PM

Congrats, Steve! #1175478

Jane Summa 3/15/2005 5:49:24 PM

2 kool, Steve!! :-) congratulations!! Good luck in the next round! #1176293

Carla Metzler 3/15/2005 6:09:02 PM

Congratulations on making finalist, Steve! #1176453

Colette M. Metcalf 3/15/2005 6:39:26 PM

Congrats Steve! #1176778

Mata Patan 3/16/2005 1:10:27 AM

Yes, yes, yes!!! Cool Steve!!! The shoe box brought luck! lol! #1178669

Alejandra Reyes 3/16/2005 4:54:01 AM

Congratulations Steve!!!! This is a beautiful shot!!!
Alejandra #1179315

Arya Bandyopadhyay 3/16/2005 9:37:59 AM

Congrats, Sanjay!! #1180840

Arya Bandyopadhyay 3/16/2005 9:38:36 AM

Congrats, Steve!! #1180842

Ermanno Radice 3/16/2005 11:55:51 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Steve!! #1181336

Laurence Saliba 3/16/2005 12:29:21 PM

Congrats, Steve! #1181446

Noel Baebler 3/16/2005 3:45:40 PM

You just don't see kids like that on Valentines anymore. Great shot, Steve! #1182222

Steve Mescha 3/16/2005 6:20:38 PM

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! #1182916

Damian P. Gadal 3/19/2005 6:18:01 AM

This is great - Congrats Steve! #1190558

Kim Dietrich Elam 2/9/2010 5:30:13 AM

awesome find and capture - LOVE this! #8368207

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Someone kept these for a long time! How many remember these old "school days" valentines?

Uploaded on 2/26/2005 7:03:07 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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