The Valentine Box: A Bittersweet Memory of Love in the Fifth Grade

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“We need a mailbox for our valentines,” said Sister Celine. “Who will volunteer to make one?”

My hand shot up. I was all about arts and crafts. To my surprise, there wasn’t much competition, and Sister chose me. “Remember to bring the box in early on Valentine’s Day,” she…




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