"MY FUNNY VALENTINE" [For Linda]

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© Richard Knight
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

[Harpswell Peninsula, Maine Coast, 2011]

Linda was born on Valentine’s Day.

I met her the day after her 20th birthday, in Richmond, Virginia.

I shot these photos last year during a trip we took to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

I am linking Richard Rodgers’ “My Funny Valentine,” recorded by the great Ella Fitzgerald. Of the nearly 1,000 recording artists who have recorded this timeless song, I believe Ella’s version is the best.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

[Thank you for the nominations, Frank!]

47 responses

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    SO beautiful and full of Life .....Happy Heart's Day to you, both, Sir R ~ ! x

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    What lovely endearing photos of your "valentine"! Please wish her a very happy birthday from me too! And I wish the both of you, the best Valentines Day ever!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Wonderful stuff, Dick!! Such great memories, great relationship. Happy Birthday to Linda!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Happy Birthday Linda! All the best wishes for you on your special day. Happy meet up day too, Dix! Meeting her, I bet this is the best meet up you ever had!

  • Rosemarie Ouellette

    Rosemarie Ouellette said (13 Feb 2012):

    Oh, just beautiful, Linda that is. Your photos of her are great too and reflect her love of life so well.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    WONDERFUL!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    You have a very beautiful and intelligent wife who you can be proud of...She looks like she has a captivating personality as well..

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (13 Feb 2012):

    Happy birthday wishes to Linda...What a nice time to celebrate a birthday.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (13 Feb 2012):

    AWWWWW!!! What a great tribute to your Lady.. She is definatly a beauty. Unforgettable is an outstanding song.......

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    She is such a beautiful and sweet lady. You are a perfect match. A wonderful tribute. Happy Valentine's Day to you both.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Happy Birthday to Linda! Wonderful photo and gift for your lovely soulmate.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Dick this is so special. Happy Birthday to Linda tomorrow. She looked absolutely gorgeous on your 40th anniversary what a lucky man you are and how wonderful that you appreciate your treasure of a wife!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Happy Valentine's Day to you both tomorrow my friends and enjoy it to the hilt!!!!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Such a lovely collage of your beautiful wife, Happy Birthday to her, and Happy Valentine's to you both !

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Happy Birthday to Linda!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Isn't she lovely! Three delightful photos of your beautiful and charming wife. A very Happy Birthday to Linda, and I hope you two have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    A double wammy for you Dick.........LOL Congratulations on you're brthday Linda, have a great day with you're loving husband ☺ This is a great collage Dick, full of happiness and love!

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    Happy Birthday to a beautiful Lady!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato said (14 Feb 2012):

    Forty years together are many, you get married very soon and your union could not be better, you see that you made ​​for each other. I add my congratulations to the chorus of voices around you. Linda is adorable in these photos, with her smile and attitude that characterizes youth despite his silver hair, contrary to her that many women insist on dyeing trying to kill time without reason.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (14 Feb 2012):

    Thank you, everyone, for your kind remarks. I smiled when reading Renato's comment about Linda's "silver hair." Linda turned prematurely grey in her early 30s, and she made the decision she would not color her hair. And, she hasn't. (I think she thought it would give her more "gravitas" as a serious attorney!) Thanks again!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    Wonderful tribute for a beautiful lady!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    Happy Birthday Linda and Happy ♥ Day to you both...ain't love grand?

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    Great story Dick, thanks for sharing ...

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    Fantastic shot, Richard!!! Fantastic!!!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    And still in love... I'm happy for you.

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    Ain't love grand!!!! Have a well and happy St Valentine day.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    A beautiful collage and such a loving tribute to Your Special Valentine, Richard! Sending happy birthday and valentines wishes!!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Wonderful!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Beautiful girl!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Fine tribute for a relationship that lasted.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Happy belated birthday, to Linda! She is lovely!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    This is a great Valentine for Linda : ). Also a birthday card. I hope to meet your lovely wife someday.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Happy belated birthday to your lovely wife. so beautifully captured, Richard!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (18 Feb 2012):

    Such a lovely tribute to your beautiful wife.

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (19 Feb 2012):

    Priceless...

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly gave props (19 Feb 2012):

    Wonderful composition and tribute to your true Valentine. As for Ella, everything she sang was 'the best'.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    A fantastic tribute to your beautiful lady on her birthday, and on Valentine's Day! She looks very happy. Ella sang it well!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    Triptychtastic!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    Happy belated birthday, Linda!!!!!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (25 Feb 2012):

    Linda born on Valentine’s Day! a great day for all of us!! Happy belated birhday to Linda!!! A great shot Sir Richard!!!

  • peggy maguire

    peggy maguire gave props (4 Mar 2012):

    Love this,what a Beautiful lady!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (7 Mar 2012):

    Happy Belated B-Day to Linda, and your tribute collage is fantastic.... Congrats to your anniversary of 40 years. She has to be an awesome woman, not only is her name Linda -- but from Richmond, VA --- Ahhhh how cool, I wonder if our paths ever crossed when I was a child - could it be that we could be cousins? - So you know, Cupid added a few new pieces of gold on this Valentines Day too

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (25 Mar 2012):

    I'm so glad I have begun to check around the JPG site again. This collage of your lovely wife is such a delightful and uplifting collection of Linda in her most beautiful and carefree manner. Nothing is contrived or posed.....it is quite simply just the essence of who she is. What a dazzling lady you have for your wife!! I was so happy to have met her, and will always remember her sweet and welcoming personality. Thank you so much, Richard, for taking these marvelous photos and sharing them with all of us here on JPG!!!!!! God Bless!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (26 Mar 2012):

    LOVE it

  • Tamara L. London

    Tamara L. London gave props (30 Apr 2012):

    What a wonderful series! My birthday is on Valentine's Day as well :-).

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (23 May 2012):

    Just love Ella :-) Excellent tribute to your lovely Linda!

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