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February 6, 2003 More Amor6 Page 7. The Free Press ,: i p Special Occasion Cakes & t J Dehvery Avadable I Buda Primary second graders from Sunny Molle's class put a twist on the love theme for this Valentine bulletin board by making all of their Valentine wishes in the shape of hogs (instead of hugs -- get it?). nmN.theswt tstuff. om (photo by Margot Porterfield) - 106-A N. Burleson Kyle, TX 78640 :, My Funny Valentt,ne BY WYNETTE BAR'ION rang and a cheerful voice on the I was desperately sorry, but I just :7~ Special to The Free Press other end said, Is this Wynette. couldn t make it. My schedule was . . I'm Susan, James Greenblatt's sec- too full to leave for two days, and "~very time Valentine's Day rolls retary. He asked me to call to see if that, atleast, wastrue, qPlllllllllf m/lltla l|qPU ]llk -ffJ| l daround, I think about the you were coming to the party Susan," I began hesitantly I D~IilIi II~ ^?.1~1 i IlVlIin ~/W~-~ unusual invitation I got a few years "Uhhh well I I've misplaced "Tell me how James looks." -#.~ ,~ ,v n,~.~v, ago. It came in early January in a my invitation," I stammered. ",He looks great," she said. IMI lk.tkllM I B$1A&. I 'r ;, square parchment envelope, "When is it again?" ' No, I mean what does he look ~' J)' ~ . addressed to me at my office. "You "Valentine's day," she chirped, like?",I 1 I// I I~VIIP'I ~li~ll are invited to join us at a party for "We, wanted to have it on his birth- "He ,l~ks just the same,' she /VHB ~billi'~b IAr'ILB~IIBB Dr. James Greenblatt on his retire- day. replied. I ve been working for him ~ ~ ~ ~ , ment from psychoanalytic practice "Oh. I don't think I realized, uh, for twelve years and I can't see that ~~ ~~~l~llJ~l~l~l~~ ~l~ i ' . . on February 14 from 8 p.m. till remembered that was his bilthday, he s changed at all. Alittlegrayer, ~~:- : - i .: midnight. 1428 Park Avenue, Suite "The reason I'm calling is that maybe, but he looks great. Really." ~ i "' 200: New York. RSVP",he w~ts you to speak." "Well. How how how like :~i~~ ' ' ' - ~ V ~: 'Greenblatt, Greenblatt, Imut- Speak? He wants me to James. Give him my Congratula- llAII am lm'Rp ialiEl~l, !: tered. "Do I know anyone named speak? About what?" I asked, tions and,tell him [ m sorry to miss IIi' i i,i ~ lit Jill Greenblatt? Don't think so. Must be She gave a little laugh. "Well, his party. . . ~~ ~ --II ~ ~.JI.L~. ~:1 l a mistake." it's his retirement party. You know, I guess the retirement party >UIT~ 11~~ ~]l~.'l'lle. 1 :~ enmg }liver JeWell'~ I was about to drop it in the just say some things about him." went on fine without me, and his Fiberglass Purses Candles , Wash when a handwritten note fell That didnt compute right awayl birthday. I guess he now lives hap- Next to Texi n Cafe Manioures Pedio~res Hair Products ! out of the fold: "Wynette, Hope When it did, the room started to pily somewhere fishing. If he likes . ~m-- v~ tmn- M-- ~-:-- ~ i ma ~.A ' III~P I~IFIII} v IIIGll r llll ~iiiu iVl~ll,~l~ youli be able to make it. J.tum black there in the twilight zone. to fish. ~ Uh oh. I DID know a I reached for a chair and sat down. people born on Valentine's Day ~ ~ ~ Greenblatt, it seemed, or SHOULD "Sure. Oh sure. Of course! should like to fish, don't you think? '~ know a Greenblatt, or at least a Well, it's kind of a long treck from Isn't February a water sign? ~ '~:~Y i Greenblatt knew me. I s~h~i~~ here. I haven t been sure if I could It seems hke a strange thing to ~- invitation for clues, N~iifi~i: make it.",: ~ say, but I don t think I'll ever forget I'm not good with n~es': I"Can you let me know in a con- James, wherever he is- and whoev- ~ ~ :~ii~iiiiiii!iiilii~i~::/ii[i~i!i~~~ ! admit it. Sometimes I can't remem- pie of days?" she asked, and I er he is. It's that time of the year * ber the name of my firstborn with- agreed to do that. It wasn't that I again, so James, have a Happy v ~:ii~i ::::~ .-'~ out running through the list of every needed a couple of days to dec~de Valentine s Day - and a happy birth- ~:::~,~,~#~:~,~:~:,~ child and grandchild, a habit that whether or not to fly fifteen hun- day. :~::::~:~:~:~ -~:~ makes my kids smile - fortunately, dred miles to have wine and cheese Still, Greenblatt isn't a name easily with a stranger and address a crowd The preceding column was forgotten, or so one would think, on a subject I knew nothing what- taken out of a series of columns Maybe I d been to school with him soever about; but I wanted some written by former Free Press editor somewhere. Maybe he was an old time to think how to decline tactful- Wynette "Tutta" Barton, which " , teacher. Or a student. I'd met him at ly enough to get some information were originally printed under the - ,~ a conference, maybe? A committee about what I was declining,heading of Confessions of a meeting? I called back the next day to say Liberated Mother. I1:it IF " Come in and see our Valentine Cards. bells chimed I put the invi- - 0000000000000000000000000000 tationonmydesksolwouldn't for- I Gifts, Balloons, Candy ', get to worry about it Every time I : a~l. -- -- -- . . and FIoral Arrangements , saw it I said loudly, f~y, "James ~ ~ ~ ~ ~' ~ ~ ~ ], ~ i -- A : Greenblatt. Jim Greenblatt. ~ ~A ~ ~, ~ ~- ", "-- ' Jin~.y."StillnobeHs: . Hold her hend - Ask about his day e I Ot finally I deciaeo Uaat the reason I ' I couldn't remember was that I had Tell her you love her--Tell him he can go play golf " lost my mind. Not liking that i answer very much, I cast around for Give her something she would buy herself--Get him a funny card A~ i~l t'~DI{T ^lsln / ~l-lt'~D I.-~ll~' ~--v~,5~ I ;VI IlK I I-~Ill~ ~BI/i ~1 IVI omers. lake net out to olnner ano go Tor a WaiK Dy IOWr'l ~ oAntnotlt ~) ~ - - Then I knew Herr It was a very t " Make him dinner and rent an action movie ~l[H % ~ I ~11~0~ Ji~,j~ ildbl~ A ~ A, I II1~ ~IA ~OAB, a~, clever ploy from one of those out- lit ~ N~I~ [ Olldlid l 0 I-II.lllll~|OWII I-IOl I~| t ; . ~.~ ~ o ,~ - ~urpnse me omer wrm somemmg mey want, Ill 13 ~ I~ I but wouldn t buy themself then try to sell you acondo ,n the " llU ;'~ ! t512} 295-2331or Caribbean Why hadn't I thought of Buy him flowers and candy-- Make her a Valentine card Ill| 1B AI I "- -" 9 that before. The invitation went Compose a love song or a poem Ill I/ I ann.Rma.a7nn . . It~l~t~ ~t~l~It~ ~t~ ~l~t~ mto recycling bm and l forgot about (even an altempt would he appm iak.-~:l) Ill /./i ""' ," ,t. . ---- ------ Extended Hours:" February 11 --1 z "'.- About a week later the hone Extended Hours. Februa 11 14 . P e ee ee e e e ,~ 4 ~ lets ar blue Vat ' ' t us h lp y p~~ ~t/tnf' R0s d " es are re Vi0 e- entines ~s near Le e 0u - % La . .vJ= s r . :" EVERY SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY . Shop in our cheerful, relaxed at.mosphe e 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Enloy refreshments and a chocolate dipped strawberry at&I Sp'b on Valentines thanks :;" as our to you. <'" ain St Downtown Buda Beautiful flowers Btoowlng Plants I d served 10 a.m until closing Ba on- 1/ I "~" 295-5882 ge S I [ I Gourmet Chocolates I/- served 10 a. I II 1 Annals I [ ~ I " Remember your Valentine with Jewelry . Ytn'd :,:: Pottery Frames vb I so I 'i $1 '- K XX e ] d or 15 &towhead Co. Blossoms & Gifts 402 S. Old Hwy 81 i:! .q