Wednesday, February 9, 2011

So...my youngest sister

...who passed away several years ago has come back to haunt me.

Actually she comes to mind every single Valentines Day, but this year she totally messed me up.

When she was a little girl she used to run around telling everyone, "Happy VD!" on Valentines Day.

I was mortified.

That was back in the day when ummm.... bad diseases from ... ummm... doing bad things with ... ummm.... other people caused horrible sicknesses called ... ummm... venereal disease.

You might remember this if you're as old as me.

Now, of course, they call these ... ummm... bad diseases from ... ummm... doing bad things .... ummm.... STD's for ... ummm.... well ... you know.

(Geez, it is totally obvious in this post that I went to a Catholic school when I was a kid? ... sigh ...)

BUT...

What happened this year is I was all on top of my game getting my Valentines made and addressed and ready to go to the post office tomorrow...


...until I realized I had written on the inside of probably 20 or so of them..."Happy VD!"

And now I'm worried that if I send them to someone kinda/sorta old like me, they'll think I'm prying into their... ummm.... you know... ummm... personal life and be all offended.

So now I have to go back to cards I messed up and put some paper over that message so I can say something more intelligent like "Happy Heart Day".

I'm certain that was a little practical joke from my sister.

I can just visualize her now, chuckling, "Ha! She wrote Happy VD on all those cards!"...

and frankly...

it just ticks me off.

So ...

If you get a Valentine from me and see a piece of paper double-sticked taped to the inside, just ignore it.

If you don't, you might find yourself with a ghost in your house.

Just sayin'.

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39 comments:

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

How funny is that? I'll take one with VD please. Now, how funny is THAT??!!

ImagiMeri said...

It's not so funny that I'm old enough to remember that.

Hugs,
Meri

Kat said...

Bless you for making me laugh on what promises to be an 'interesting" day. This is just too funny, did you really go back and change all those cards? I think it's sweet that your sis is still giving you fits, isn't that what sisters are for? Love you to bits! Kat

Jocelyn said...

My sweet neighbor....used to call me on Valentines Day and wish me a Happy VD Day...she got such a tickle out of that and so did I!!!! I will miss her call this year...she has been gone for 5 years...but I will think of her!!!

You did not go in and change all of these!!!! Did you?

Wishing you a Happy Wednesday!!!

Terra said...

LOL! I wouldn't be offended - I am also not offended by x-mas...though we all know that gets a lot of goats stirring...

myorii said...

Hee. I'm not that old but I still remember the term for VD being used when they taught it to us in class. I wouldn't mind getting a card that said "Happy VD" on it :) It'll be an original....well as long as you don't give me VD through it (yes, yes, I know you can't pass VD through paper. You need to do the bad things in order to get the bad diseases)

Deb said...

I was drawing in the snow the other day...first a heart then my hubbies and my initials... V + D...
well needless to say I didn't use that one...went with D + V instead...

J. Kwiatkowski said...

I would completely leave the VD on them. You must have done it for a reason, and sometimes you have to trust in things you don't understand, especially when they're funny.

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Oh..I SOOO want to get valentine cards now and sign them just that way for a few certain someones that I know!

Theresa said...

Little sisters can be a PITA, but also make you LOL like yours just did:)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a chuckle! I've had to figure out ways to "correct" my card mistakes as well. some have been more "um" creative than others!

summersundays-jw said...

Maybe they'll just think you're into altered art -- hope you did a creative shape or maybe a piece of lace. We have 3 flea mkts. in our town that are called STD #1, 2 & 3. It's always fun sending a visitor who's looking for flea mkts. to our STD's.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Cute Jenny.
We always referred to it as VD day too. You are in good company.
I think.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

LOL! Never saw that one, before!

Hugs and ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Wanda..... said...

Maybe those receiving your VD cards would just think you are confused in your 'old age', Jenny and that you think it's Veterans Day!

Amy said...

HA! Too funny!

Bossy Betty said...

SO you are passing on VD....that's OK. I think your sister is laughing somewhere!

{ L } said...

Oops! But Jenny, you just taught me something...I didn't know what VD meant. lol.

I love, love how you mail Valentines out even though the internet has taken over. That is SO special! Ahem....even if they do say VD.

Ames said...

You just know they are messing with you when that happens. I think God has a big sense of humor and everyone up there is having good clean fun at our expense. I can't wait to get up there. I'll be popping in on few people I love too!
Happy "VD" I mean Valentine's Day dear Jenny! Sending you a big hug!~Ames

Karen S. said...

Well, hmmm that sounds like a lot of work...and since I think you and I are probably close to the same age, if I were on you Valentine list...and knowing it came from you...well I'd really think oh no! Just kidding...I think that saying was like so loooong ago...and there are so many other "My bad" "NOt" "SERIOULSY!" phrases out there....your Valentines people will love you anyway...VD on it or not...... really! ;)

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

I am old enough to remember those days, but sweet Jenny if I received a Valentine from you with VD on it I would never have thought of what VD once stood for. I would totally be thinking of Valentine's Day. :) Hugs

Judie said...

Rod's birthday is on VD, uh, I mean Valentine's Day. Thanks for the chuckle Miss Jenny! I am off this morning to select public art for Pima County. I don't know why they wanted me as a judge--I'm a pretty private person. HAHAHAHA!

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

What a hoot, you never fail to give me a chuckle Jenny. Happy VD to you too! Just kidding, Happy Valentines day for next week!

Sue said...

heehee

=D

PS. And yes, I am from the VD days...

Marlene said...

Ha ha ha!!! The only thing that would have been worse would be "clap, clap, clap" written on the bottom!

Jennifer said...

hahaha oh goodness me. that would be funny to get a card that said that now, though.

(is it bad i googled that? i've heard it before, i just never knew what it was... oops.)

Jennifer said...

hahaha oh goodness me. that would be funny to get a card that said that now, though.

(is it bad i googled that? i've heard it before, i just never knew what it was... oops.)

Mighty M said...

I'm a titch younger than you but I totally knew what the OTHER meaning for "VD" could be!! Too funny!

Pat Tillett said...

A very funny and bittersweet story...

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Happy VD day to you too Jenny. I think it would be funny to get a card that said that. Let your lady friends blush a little... it's good for them : )
Dana

SAHMlovingit said...

Oh Jenny that made me smile so much! How funny. Hope you manage to get your cards out on time :)

Donnie said...

I know your sister is rolling over in heaven right now. If I received a Happy VD card that at least shows someone thinks I'm getting lucky...lol...

Stef said...

That is hilarious. Ha. That just goes to show that you can never get rid of a sister. Wink!

The Words Crafter said...

This was so sweet, and terribly funny! Happy VD to you, too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

OH YES THE DREADED VD! How funny is that...cause yes I remember being told if you did, um certain things you could, ya know, get...well ya know...VD! It didn't come with chocolates either. hugs, Linda

Dapoppins said...

oh, I had plans for VD day. hehe.

Bonnie said...

I can just picture your sister looking down on you and saying "Got ya!" That is too funny!

nimaruichi said...

Remembering our loved ones - this brought tears to my eyes.

Wish you a very Happy VD!

Amy said...

P.S. Thank you so much for the valentine. I am one of your friends! That seriously made my day. And I didn't get the VD one. That would have made me laugh quite a bit. Instead, I just felt warm and squishy. Thank you.