Leaping for Love, Lust and Lulu on Valentine’s Day

Along with bushy eyebrows, Lulu had been burdened with helicopter parents. She never had a moment alone with little Harold. They had dated for two years without a single kiss.

Towering over him had been a turnoff. Sitting down put him at ease.

Harold came a-calling on Valentine’s Day. Electricity shot between them the moment he entered the room. She had to have him.

the date 1She had fantasized about Harold since the 4th grade. After decorating her Valentine mailbox, she anticipated the insertion of his declaration of love.

??????????????????The next day, he popped it in without even making eye contact. She flew through the Valentine messages, but her hopes were dashed. She called her girlfriends to compare notes. He had done them all the same way, without passion.

Victorian Valentine 1

Years later, Lulu went out to cruise the bars with her peeps and show off her parent’s new sport’s car. It ran out of gas. Harold came to their rescue. After some subtle prodding from her girlfriends, she asked for his number and they were on their way.

A strawberry daiquiri was all Lulu needed. She texted him. “Thanks Harold. I would really like to see more of you! LOL!”

girls gone wild

This jump-started their romance, but two years of dating was too long.

He took a flying leap once a day at the Wisconsin Dells for meager pay to provide for her someday. She was way ahead of him.

the dells stereoscope 001

Sneaking out to pole dance, Lulu had built up a pretty healthy nest egg along with some pretty strong thigh muscles. They had both been hidden for so long. She stashed the savings in a satchel strapped to her garter.

Her parents could hear every word through the paper-thin walls. Tonight, Lulu would flash him the goods.

Relieved and impressed, Harold asked for her hand.

lusty thoughts

Naughty thoughts turned her ashen cheeks to crimson.

Getting ready for the big night

Lulu could hardly wait to show Harold what a modern woman he had married.

The wedding

She knew it wasn’t nice to point and laugh, but size had never mattered to her.

Their sex tape went viral and paid for their honeymoon. It became a #1 hit at Pleasures!

Anniversary come to bed

For the rest of their happy life, Harold took a flying leap into Lulu’s arms at least once a day.


These pictures are from a stereoscope. It was the original 3-D View-Master back in the day.

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Soda Fountain photo from Olde Crow’s Antiques

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  1. being an old married fart– i don’t care too much. (not true) but as I watch the young teenagers and remember those squashed crushes– I loathe it for the reasons that no one should crush my daughters’ hearts. Fear my wrath!


    1. It is hard to watch your kids as they go through bitter disappointment. There is always so much pressure involved on the day. I seldom had a great one when I was single. Yet for some crazy reason, I always looked forward to it! I am probably one of the most optimistic people out there!


  2. I had some sterotypes of a woman in a corset smoking cigarettes.. Sold it to move out west..
    I will be missing my valentine this year:(
    But I wrote about snow today so I wont bore you..:)



    1. What a huge sacrifice you are making, but I am sure that he appreciates your help!
      I would love to see that picture! I have some other funny ones.. Now I would like to collect some more!
      (((Hugs to you!)))


  3. Love the story and especially the pictures. What a hoot. Those way-back pictures to illustrate a current story — pole dancing, texting.


    No special Valentine’s Day post on my glob. I’m a bit ambivalent about the brouhaha that surrounds the day. A card that will likely get tossed, chocolates my waistline doesn’t need, an expensive dinner to “show we care”…

    Good gosh! I sound like a Valentine’s Grinchette, don’t I? Is it possible my heart is two sizes too small? ERK!

    Wishing YOU and all those who love the sentiment of the day a GREAT one.


  4. Valentine’s Day? You mean spending grades K through 5 getting the cheap bulk Valentines from the girls while all the popular boys got personalized ones? Me bitter? Nah. The only thing it means to me this year is that my new mattress is getting delivered on Feb 14.


  5. That poked all of my happy buttons, Susan. Old stuff! I LOVE old stuff. Humor? That was hilarious. Romantic… Yep, got that too.

    Thank you for making the day a little brighter.


    1. I am so glad that you included one of yours! I am hopeless too and have been all my life. I seldom had a great Valentine’s Day when I was single, but it never stopped me from looking forward to it! I still bought candy hearts and wore something red… 🙂


  6. LOL, Susie, this story is just so “you”! Loved it! Hmmm, I haven’t even thought of a Valentine’s Day post this year … my day will be filled with medical appointments, so I think I’ll just experience it through my friends’ blogs. Have an awesome day! 🙂 xox


  7. I know that place…, it’s Stand Rock at the Dells, and I think I know that third girl from the end at the soda fountain. She was a devilish little vixen.
    …Great story, Susie. Just an aside, where in Wisconsin were you from?


    1. It is! I remember when we went on a class trip and took the ducks by the rocks. It was a very cool place, but is really built up now with theme parks…
      I was raised in Madison!
      Thanks so much Paul!


  8. Wonderful post! I never used to get Valentine’s so all the hearts around the place over this side of the world sent to everyone is cute!


  9. I remember one time I gave out valentines to everyone in my class, but a boy refused to take it. I thought it was because he thought it meant I liked him. But what was actually going on was that he was Jehovah’s Witness and it was against their religion to accept valentines. I thought that was kind of sad.


  10. Well now that is quite the story. Helicopter parents? Not sure what that’s all about, but at least it had a happy ending.

    Thanks for the smile.

    My Valentine’s day post will be up on Valentine’s day.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


    1. At least mine didn’t sit with me during my dates! Those were the days. My mom went through that with her parents and she dated during the 50″s.
      I will look forward to reading it!


  11. Hi Susie,

    The juxtaposition of those old-time photos and the modern day occurrences (except for the two-year wait) had me re-reading each section to keep my bearings.

    The possible alternate meaning of this sentence had me rolling: “After decorating her Valentine mailbox, she anticipated the insertion of his declaration of love.”

    Cheers to flying leaps and to their happy life!


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