2.14.2012

Conversation Hearts

Each February the dear husband brings home
 his annual bag of conversation hearts
. He prefers the larger scalloped ones
 over the smaller version...
They are better.
Didn't know that?
Yep, that's what the dh says...
I'm pretty sure they are all made from the same recipe,
but 
we'll just let him believe they are better,
okay?
I'm not too fond of conversation hearts myself,
 however
I always find myself stealing a heart or two...
 
This year's stolen heart was that orange one.
See it?
The one that says honey pie.
I read it,
said, "no way"...
 stomped my feet with excitement, 
told the dh "I'm saving this one"
 and tucked it onto a special little spot
 on a shelf of my stepback cupboard.
But not before I tucked it into his fist
for him to see.

.My dearest has called me
honey pie
 since high school days.
  He would start his love notes to me,
Dear Honey Pie...
and then sign them -
 Love allways,
 Dave

yeppers, he always misspelled always ;-)
I always thought it was silly...
 but
I loved being called his honey pie.
Still do.

In fact,
 I always thought he sort of made those words up. 
 I had heard of a honey bunch
 or
 a sweetie pie.
  But honey pie? 
  I just always figured
 he got the two words switched around
 and came up with honey pie...
so for all of these years
 it was sort of an inside joke
 I had
with myself.

So this years bag of hearts
 confirms
 there really is such a thing as honey pie?  
  I even Googled it,
&
 Dr. Google confirmed it.  
 It is a term used more heavily in the south. 
  What can I say...
I was born and raised a Minnesotan,
way up nort 
where they call ya sweetie pies 
and honey bunches...
 yah, you betcha!

So today is the day of love. 
 I don't expect a big bouquet of red roses
 from my heart throb.
But
 there will be a card
 with a Russel Stover's marshmallow heart
 sitting on the piano
 this evening.
The heart will be sitting on a card
that will be addressed to
"Honey Pie"
and
 that is perfectly 
fine 
with me.

Happy Valentines Day everyone,
Brenda

17 comments:

cucki said...

happy valentine day to you too dear..
big hugs
cucki xxx

Patty ♣ said...

Happy Valentine's Day Brenda! Love reading your posts!

Penny said...

What a great Valentine's story! Happy V'Day to you and your DH!!

Vickie Niggemann said...

Happy Valentine's Day Brenda!♥

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Great Post!!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Charlene ♥ SC said...

As a southern girl, I've heard Honey Bun, Honey Bunch, and Sweetie Pie, but not Honey Pie! That makes you uniquely special!
Happy Valentines' Day! ♥

Nancy said...

Happy Valentine's day to you! By the way, I think the larger hearts are better too!

Mouse said...

awwww thats lovely :) and hope you have a wonderful Valentines day :) love mouse xxxx

Anonymous said...

Did you know that there is a song called 'Honey Pie' by the Beatles?
Google it, it's out there...

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dear Brenda:
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your DH. My grandma from Abbeville,SC always called everyone
Honey Pie!
That's indeed a special heart that you found in the bowl.
Hugs,
Susan

Rachel said...

Awe, that is so sweet! Blessings sent to you and you DH!!

CalamityJr said...

Now that you believe in Honey Pie, how about thinking of Love Allways as meaning love in all ways - happy or sad, good times or bad - you get the picture, and it's looking pretty love filled to me!

Denise said...

Yes, we Southerners love our 'honey pies' and all sorts of sweet names
we cast about. I have used that one
frequently to my husband and son.
Come to think of it, I don't remember
them calling me that!!

Lynn said...

I loved this post Brenda! What a great story! Honey Pie is a lovely term of endearment.
My DH is a little corny and old fashioned and he always calls me his beloved, pronouncing it with the three syllables be-luv-ed.
It's a little different but I wouldn't have it any other way.

mdgtjulie said...

What a lovely story, and a lovely tradition, Brenda. That's awesome! I'm glad you have a honey to be happy with! I got a couple of phone calls from friends, and I had a lovely day too. (The finish helped, lol.) Have a great one!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

A darling post!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I love honey-pie! I've used that occassionaly but generally, my term of endearment is "sugar". Of course, I am a southerner by birth!