I have always thought Valentine's Day somewhat of a somber Holiday...for each of us celebrating with our loved ones, is a sorrowful heart quietly mourning the loss of their true love, soul mate, or kindred spirit. It was this diary entry, and the date that went along with it, that inspired me to offer a Mourning Queen this St. Valentine's Day~
Feb. 1, 1848.
Rain all day. This day my dear husband, my last remaining friend, died.
Feb. 2, 1848.
Today we buried my earthly companion. Now I know what none but widows know; that is, how comfortless is that of a widow's life, especially when left in a strange land, without money or friends, and the care of seven children. Cloudy.
~excerpt from the dairy of Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon Geer Smith, while on the Oregon Trail, 1848.
She will be available tomorrow, Feb. 14th, on the TDIPT Mercantile. I will have also a new squinty Queen on the EW Mercantile, for your consideration. I hope you will stop by and chat a bit, I always love to hear from you! I hope you all have a wonderful, HAPPY Day~ filled with love, both olde & new, and perhaps a sweet or two