The boy and the cat are lying on the floor looking at one another. The boy’s name is Peter and the cat’s name is Parsnip. Peter is telling Parsnip to get out of his way and is laying there mimicking Parsnip.
They live in an old Mill House in Pineville. “He sure is a big old boy”. It really looks like Parsnip is kissing Peter on the forehead. Just before this they had been playing a game of Chase when Peter suddenly tripped over a shoe on the floor. The movers are there moving the furniture and the big rug out because they are moving to a bigger house in Fort Mill. They are going to have a Valentine dance that evening. Peter’s mother, Dad, two brothers and a sister are there.
Peter’s mother is making Valentine cookies with chocolate icing to go along with Ice Cream, candied apples and punch made with ginger ale and diet coke. The children will play games of Spin the Ball, and Spin the Bottle with a kissing Booth. The aroma of the cookies baking fills the air with the scent of hot chocolate on the stove. From the old radio in the corner of the living room can be heard the sound of an old love song entitled; “I love You Truly.” There is lots of chatter in the room with jokes and laughter. They have invited guests who are at home alone and do not have a place to go for the holiday. From the family room a child can be heard saying; “It’s my turn now!” The prizes for the games will be colorful top hats.