Thinking of Valentine’s…


Here’s a little post I wrote for YLCF:

Hearts and Flowers 

9 Responses to “Thinking of Valentine’s…”

  1. Jessica says:


    Yesterday I read your post on YLCF and commented (I’m saoirse_lily) and again I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it…especially the poem by Ruth Bell (Graham) at the end…where did you find it? Have a glorious day!

  2. Thank you, Jessica! I’m so happy that it meant something to you!
    I honestly can’t remember where I found that poem…I was hunting something else in a drawer the other day, and hadn’t even remembered it. I think someone gave it to me when I was married. It just seemed so appropriate…:)

  3. Deb says:

    Dear Lanier,
    I’ve enjoyed your website immensely upon discovering it a few weeks ago! I have a copy of the poem in a book simply titled RUTH BELL GRAHAM’S COLLECTED POEMS. Mrs. Graham has included this poem in a section labeled “College and Early Love Poems.”
    She states in the foreward, “…I am, obviously, not a true poet, and these poems were never written for publication…I’ve written because, at times, I had to… These, you might say, are merely the footprints of a pilgrim.”
    And quite some pilgrim, I must say!
    Blessings to you and your husband.

  4. Thank you so much, Deb!
    For anyone who’s interested, this book of Ruth Bell Graham’s poems can be purchased here.

  5. Jessica says:

    Deb, thanks for the book title…and…Lanier, thanks for the link!

  6. Nancy says:

    I spied the name of your blog on the “Intent” blog a couple of weeks ago and it caught my eye because Lanier was my mother’s maiden name (she was from Winston-Salem, North Carolina). I have enjoyed reading your blog very much (the design is especially beautiful).

  7. Nancy, I’m sure if we traced it back far anough we’d find we were kin! ๐Ÿ™‚ My great-great-great grandmother was a Lanier, and there’s even a ‘Nancy Lanier’ in there even farther back–in North Carolina! Are you interested in genealogy?

  8. Nancy says:

    Oh, Yes, I am very interested in geneaology- once my children are a little more grown it is something I really want to work on. My sweet mother died two years ago and after she died I found a bulging file in her desk filled with family research. My grandmother (my mother’s mother) is 95 and still quick as can be and she and I have dug out all sorts of old family photos and labelled them. Since my mother’s untimely passing, I am more conscious of the need to memorialize all the family lore and stories. (Another thing that I like about your site- you obviously share the same appreciation of the past and the need to connect to it.)

  9. You are so wise, Nancy…I know that your children will appreciate the beautiful picture of their family heritage that you and your grandmother have puzzled together. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is fascinating, isn’t it? I love so much about the past…it does give you such a wonderful sense of continuity to understand your own history.
    Let me know if you find any links in your family tree to Thomas Butler Lanier. ๐Ÿ™‚

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