Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sweetest Day

Today is Sweetest Day, a holiday celebrated primarily around the Great Lakes region. Originally created in 1921 by candymakers in Cleveland, it meant to serve as an "occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed." The candymakers, of course hoped this holiday would increase the sales of candy. Since that time, Sweetest Day has become somewhat of a mini-Valentine's Day with roses being sold on street corners and couples making plans for an evening out.

My Sweetest Day didn't begin untill 5PM because Mike escorted my mother to a breast cancer survivor luncheon and I was at work all day. So with dinner in the oven, we stole a quiet moment to snuggle on the couch.

I was listening to Mike's heartbeat and he was stroking my hair. The cats were napping, giving us a few quiet minutes. I looked up at him and saw that he was slightly distracted. "What are you thinking, Mike?"

"Ummm..."

"Come on, tell me," I said, hugging him."I can tell something's going on in there."

"Well," he said."I'm thinking how the income tax can be repealed."

Ahh...romance in the Fallacy house.

(Laughter makes everyday the sweetest. Enjoy!)

And yes, there will be chocolate later.

8 comments:

Brigid said...

I had a friend in CLE mention it on the phone and I was surprised, as in where I live, even in the stores that sell cards there was little mention made of it.

Any excuse for chocolate is my motto though.

By the way. . I bought BACON chocolate today after shooting. Dark Milk with tiny bits of applewood bacon and smoked salt in it. And your name came up as we relished it. (Don't worry, I saved you some).

Breda said...

Is that the Vosges bar? I've had it! DEEEElicious!!

phlegmfatale said...

awww! Sweetest Day, indeed.

Jay G said...

*sigh*

I moved couches for my wife's family, does that count?

That's about as sweet as I get...

Wai said...

On tonight's Food Network's show Unwrapped, they had the Ohio Buckeye Candy featured. Peanut butter surrounded by chocolate. Mmmmm...

JAFO said...

Sounds like a real-life Day-By-Day moment, Breda.

BTW- listened to the podcast the other night- excellent job!

Brigid said...

Yes, it was the V bar Breda - we'll stop at the store where I bought it while you're here, it's only about half a mile from the pub.

Matthew said...

That is largely how conversations go in my house, too.

Her: What are you thinking about?
Me: Real answer or sappy cute answer?
H: Real
M: Well, I'm thinking about how best to fix the window over the garage, figuring out the best order in which to service the car and the tractor next weekend, and wondering where we're going to put the cable drops for the upstairs so you have TV in your sewing room.