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February 6, 2003 More Amor6 Page 7. The Free Press ,. m 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?). (photo by Margot Porterfield) Valentine's Cookie Bouquets. 106-A N. Burleson • Kyle, TX 78640 My funny Valentine .... ° ...... rog r % asChT,,irl s Lo,.vynetle  IcoWldn%a:tl.yy%bdt  JwUaS: :7., B  Special to The Free Press 1 I'm Susan, James Greenblatt's sec- too full to leave for two days, and v6ry time Valentine's Day rolls retary. He asked me to call to see if that, at least, was true. TANNING $35/MONTH around, I think about the you were coming to the party." "Susan," I began hesitantly, • unusual invitation I got a few years "Uhhh...weU...I ..I've misplaced "Tell me how James looks." ago. It came in early January in a my invitation," I stammered. "He looks great," she said. NO CONTRACT -,, square parchment envelope, "Whenisit again? .... No, Imean what does he look FULL SERVICE : addressed to me at my office. "You "Valentine's day," she chirped, like?" , are invited to join us at a party for "We wanted to have it on his birth- "He looks just the same," she ': 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 . on February 14 from 8 p.m. till remembered that was his birthday." he's changed at all. A little grayer, )' midnight. 1428 Park Avenue, Suite "The reason I'm calling is that maybe, but he looks great. Really." ii  200, New York. RSVP" he wants youtospeak." "Well. How.. how.., how like i: "Greenblatt, Greenblatt,"Imut- "Speak? He wants me to James. Give him my €ongratula- GIFT ITEMS :: tered. "Do I know anyone named speak? About what?" I asked, tions and tell him I'm sorry to miss NAILS Greenblatt? Don't think so. Must be She gave a little laugh. "Well, his party." a mistake." it's his retirement party. You know, I guess the retirement party Suite All Hand-Filed Sterling Silver Jewelry I was about to drop it in the just say some things about him." went on fine without me, and his 11940 Mal Rd., Acrylic • Fiberglass Purses • Candles " Wash when a handwritten note fell That didn't compute right awayl birthday. I guess he now lives hap- Next to Cafe Manicures * Pedicures Hair Products out of the fold: "Wynette, Hope When it did, the room started to pily somewhere fishing. If he likes t. No Drills * NO Pain and More you'll be able to make it. J." rum black there in the twilight zone. to fish. ,o./" 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 Ueck from Isn't February a water sign? Greenblatt knew me. I search  here. I haven,t been sure if I could It seems like a strange thing to -' ":" "::: ' " say, but I don't think I'll ever forget invitation for clues, N!ri: , make it..: I'm not good with names. I "Can you let me know in a cou- James, wherever he is - and whoev- .:::i::i::i;:::iii::::::i::::i:.::;:::: :::::i::::ii!::. " ..... admit it. Sometimes I can't remem- pie of days?" she asked, and I er he is. It's that time of the year ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::i: ::::i!:::i:::::::: ,€" ber the name of my firstborn with- agreed to do that. It wasn't that I again, so James, have a Happy ., ::,:, out nmning through the list of every needed a couple of days to decide Valentine's Day - and a happy birth- ::liili!iiiiiiiii child and grandchild, a habit that whether or not to fly fifteen hun- day. .... !ili!:  makes my kids smile - fortunately, dred miles to have wine and cheese I ’ Still, Greenblatt isnt a name easily with a stranger and address acrowd 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 hewasanold timetothinkhowtodeclinetactful-Wynette "Tutta" Barton, which  Aa ,leyare i11 BbllTla I. i , teacher. Or a student. I'd met him at ly enough to get some information were mqginally printed under the J a conference, maybe? A committee about what I was declining, heading of Confessions of a meeting?No bells chimed. I put the invi- I caUed back the next day to say Liberated Mother. 1[ r. Come in and see our Valentine Cams, I ration on my desk so I wouldn't for- • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • - ,' " " I Gifts, Balloons, Candy and FIoralAtrangets , 00ettowo000000utit . ..Z " saw it I said loudly, firmly, "James •  • , Greenblatt. Jim Greenblatt. • • Jimmy." Still no bells. • Hold her hand - Ask about his day • Finally I decided that the reason 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 e• Give her somethlng she would buy herself--Get him a funny card ' -• I FLORIST AND GIFT SHOP others. • Take her out to dinner and go for a walk by Town Lake (without Idds) • Then I knew. Her! It was a very • Make him dinner and rent an action movie • K;:> 40 clever ploy from one of those out- • . . . . Buda's Hometown Florist Surprise the other with something they want, fits that invite you somewhere and . , " " (512) 295 2331 or then try to sell you a condo in the • but wouldn t buy themself • . Caribbean. Why hadn't I thought of • Buy him flowers and candy-- Make her a Valentine card • that before? The invitation went " Compose a love song or a poem " 800 668 8700 into recycling bin and I forgot about • (even an attempt would be appreciated) • " " ," it. • • "* • • Extended Hours: February 11-14 :" About a week later the phone • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • % OPEN MIC Roses are red. Violets are- blue. 000000lentines is near. Let us help you... q EVERY SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY Shop in our cheerful, relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy refreshments and a chocolate dipped strawberry .- 3:00 to 7:OO p.m. q at on Valentines as our thanks to you. :" N. Main St. • Downtown Buda Beautiful flowers Blooming Plants , 295-5882 Gourmet Chocolates Angels served 10 a.m. until closing Balloons Stuffed Animals Remember your Valentine with Jewelry Yard Art ! . q Chocolate Dipped Potta Frames , Scented Candles ...and so much more! '! i $1 We 1-) eliverI or ls-° /lu'rowhead Trading Co. Blossoms & Gifts  402 S. Old Hwy 81 K3,1e , Texas 5L2-268-1151 " i:!