It was early morning and there was a strange noise coming from the kitchen. I got up to investigate and found the kitchen strewn with empty candy boxes, candy hearts and paper. Farmer Small was wielding a large pair of scissors.
"Farmer Small, what are you doing?"
"Celebrating Valentine's Day," he said.
"Who is your valentine?"
He gave me a look of confusion.
"You're supposed to have a valentine?"
"Most people have a special someone to celebrate with."
"Just one person?" he asked.
"Usually," I said. "Unless you are an old school Mormon."
"But I love everyone!"
That was a new and unexpected development. I decided to test it out a little.
"Do you love the Grumpy Farmer?" I asked.
"Ok," I said, "who else do you love?"
He hesitated. "Does the dog count as a valentine?"
"Of course,"I said. "Anyone else?"
"I said I love everybody!!!!" he yelled.
It could have been the candy talking. But it is possible that Farmer Small does love everybody. There is a big heart encased in his small plastic body. Happy Valentine's Day from your valentine - Farmer Small.