Fort Bend Sweetheart

By Patti Parish-Kaminski –

I know it seems like we just said, “Happy New Year,” but here we are in February already – the “month of love.” This month, our Cultural Columnist Zeenat Mitha tells us all about the history and origin of Valentine’s Day.  So, now that we know where Cupid’s Arrow came from, we thought it would be fun to ask a few of our Fort Bend friends a question: “What are your plans for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day?”

The answers to this question were indeed “lovely,” and best of all, one lucky winner received a complimentary sweetheart dinner for two at Brandani’s Restaurant & Wine Bar! Who was the lucky couple? We will let you know who the winning sweethearts were in our next issue, but in the meantime, stay focused – on Valentine’s Day that is!

“My wife, Dee, and I don’t celebrate ‘love’ on one day; we do it every day of our lives. We never depart without saying, ‘I love you.’” ~ George Holmes

200-bobcaroleDinner at Fernando’s with chocolates and red roses!”

200-bijigeof                      ~ Carole Brown

“I would send a Thank You card to God, thanking him for all these years Geof and I have spent Valentine’s Day together.”

                     ~ Biji Nesossi

200-allen-jane“This will be our 50th Wedding Anniversary this year, and needless to say, I need to do something very special for my Valentine. I just bought Jane a new red car, which looks like a Valentine heart, and I guess I will get a card and maybe some candy and a nice dinner to go with it.”

                    ~ Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen

200-trina-omar“Both my husband and I teach Catholic School Faith Formation Class, and because Valentine’s Day falls on our class day, Tuesday, we are celebrating with a special class party.”

                   ~ Trina Padilla-Mata

“My husband, Brian Dodson, and I always attend the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land’s Valentine’s Dinner on the 14th! We have time to tour the museum as we sip a cocktail, then we’re seated for a lovely dinner. After dinner, there is a presentation by one of our museum experts, usually with some fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ stories. It’s a nice, relaxed way to spend Valentine’s Day with a group of like-minded people.”

200-amy-gordon                    ~ Adrienne Barker

“I will celebrate Valentine’s Day with my wonderful husband, Gordon Berkstresser. Every day he treats me like a princess. This Valentine’s Day, from beginning to end, I will show him he truly is my Prince Charming.”

                  ~ Amy Mitchell-Berkstresser