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  We’ll call them “Don” and “Bonnie”–perhaps not disguising their identities much. They’re our heroes in this post. Here’s what happened (and I called to confirm if this had had taken place this year¹).

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   It had.

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   Don is a quiet, decent guy, compete in doing many things. But he’s not a showy sort of person. And he loves Bonnie.

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   This year on Ground Hog’s Day (Feb. 2) he gave her a small, but special, gift along with a handwritten note.

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   I wasn’t told what the gift was and I didn’t ask. But I was told that he had done this–without missing once–on every Ground Hog’s Day for 48 years. It wasn’t a scheduled holiday, one a person could buy a Hallmark card for.

   It’s not against the rules to create one’s own regular celebration with the one you love. It can create a special tone that underlines what’s privately special for the two of you. And if it spontaneously emerges from something you’ve shared together, it’s so much the better.

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   ¹ Many years ago, Don and Bonnie lived only a few miles away from us. And as Ground Hog Day rolled around this year, this odd particular flashed into my mind. I was only told about it once, so I had to email and find out if this was still true. So here it is. (And since Ground Hog’s Day is more than two weeks past, you can see I usually write ahead. I’m not behind in everything…)