What Do You Want Most For Valentine's Day?
Coventry Locals Speak Out on Their Valentine's Wishes.
When asked about their Valentine's Day wishes, Coventry residents had no problem speaking out on their true desires for this Valentine's Day. While chocolate is delicious and flowers are beautiful, sometimes the tried and true basics just don't cut it. All around town they had plenty to say on the matter.
Fifteen year old Leigh Gammini speaks from the heart."I want a boyfriend!" she says earnestly. "I'm ready for true love. Preferably a guy with a car!"
Her friend, seventeen year old Maddy Schiff, urges her to be more picky. "I have a boyfriend and he can be a nightmare! What I want is a magic mute button- for him, for my mom, for the little kids I baby-sit for." Both girls laugh.
Mother of two toddlers, Liz Ellory, has a more realistic wish."Just a few hours of sleep," she groans. "My husband would prove his true love by taking the girls out of the house Valentine's Day morning and letting me sleep in!"
Mark Solis also agrees that the gift of time can often be far more satisfying than any material items.
"Last year my mother, and yes, my mother still gets me Valentine's Day gifts, presented me and my wife with a personalized coupon. She was willing to take my four year old son overnight any night of our choice. It was a great idea and we had a blast planning our solo night together. In fact, we didn't cash in until May!"
Grandmother Anne Tinley loves receiving cards from her grandchildren. "It's so endearing to see those big letters saying ,"I love you grandma!" You just know they put so much energy into it."
She holds onto the cards she receives for safekeeping and ad a safeguard against future years when the grandchildren get older.
"I've got a couple of teenaged grandkids now. They are hooked up to their cell phones and their computers all day without much time for old grandma. It's nice to look back on those cards when they were innocent and sweet!"
Clearly what matters on Valentine's Day isn't about the biggest or most expensive gift, but rather the gift that demonstrates the most thought behind it.
Ellory expands on this,"Like day-to-day life , the small considerations will get you much further. If I complain to my husband about the mountain of laundry I have to take care of and I come home to find he's done it, that means so much more than any singing telegram. Even if it comes with balloons!" she jokes.