On this Day… Feb 14th, 1970s

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Happy Valentines Day! Lets take a look at past Reading Eagle’s to see if love was in the air in Berks in the 70s. If you recognize any of the faces in this article, comment!


Valentine's day 1970s

Valentine’s Day is extra special this year for Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Wendling of 111 2nd St., Shillington. This is the first Valentine’s day they share as man and wife. Mr. Wendling presents his wife with a heaty-shaped box of candy. Mrs. Wendling, the former Sharon Lehman, gives her beloved a card of tender thoughts. Mr. Wendling is a heavy equipment operator for the Temple office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Mrs. Wendling is an accounting department employee at the Reading Eagle Co. -Eagle Photo

Valentine's day 1970s

Sheri Moll, 1202 Broadway Ave., Stony Creek Mills, says that this Valentine’s Day, “I’ll get by with a little help from my friends”. A graduate of Exeter Township High School, Sheri is the CNA insurance Valentine girl for 1972. An employee of CNA for the past eight years, she works in the DBL Accounting department. Her sign, and her “friend” with the arrow, leave no doubt as to what Valentines Day, February 14th is all about.


Valentine's day 1970s

A love triangle with Cupid’s arrows off target: Lisa M. McCarty, 5, of 622 Lawrence Ave., Lincoln Park, is downcast as the object of her affection, James A. Gehman, 6, of 415 Lawrence Ave., Lincoln Park, gives his valentine to Cindy L. Cramp, 610 Museum Road, a kindergarten teacher at the Lincoln Park Elementary School. It’s a reminder that today is St. Valentines Day – Eagle Photo


Valentine's day 1970s

A Special Time, On Valentine’s Day, there’s nothing like a bit of gallantry to warm a woman’s heart – no matter what her age. This morning the Eagle-eyed camera of James R. Cutler captured this romantic scene as a little boy escorts his valentine to school through the snow-covered 500 block of Amherst Avenue in Lincoln Park.


Valentine's Day 1980

Doubling Up – Six-year-old Bonita Wall of 330 N. Sixth St., a first grade pupil at Lauer’s Park Elementary School, may be pardoned for thinking that she was seeing double today, St. Valentine’s Day. She was presented with a box of candy and valentines from twins Kirk, left, and Kirby Boston, both 5, of 339 N. Second St., kindergarten pupils at the school. – Eagle Photo by B. Franklin Reber Jr.

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