Valentine’s Day anniversary

Cynthia and Bill Collins, seen here with their granddaughters, will celebrate their 36th anniversary on Valentine’s Day. (courtesy photo)

Valentine’s Day anniversary

St. Valentine’s Day is a special day for couples throughout Scripps Ranch, but it is super-special for Bill and Cynthia Collins because they were married on Valentine’s Day, 36 years ago.

These two will celebrate their anniversary with many fond memories, some of which Cynthia shared recently.

First of all, they became engaged in a rather casual setting even though they were dressed nicely. It was June 1981, shortly after graduating from San Diego State University. They just had their photos taken as a couple at a studio and were dining at the old Boll Weevil restaurant that used to be on Miramar Road, Cynthia explained.

“We were eating hamburgers all dressed up and he (Bill) said, ‘What do you think about getting married like in April?'” She said. “I had just taken a bite out of a hamburger and I said, ‘What did you just say?'”

While Bill suggested that April would be a good month for their wedding, Cynthia thought that President’s Weekend in February would be better since it would include some days off. She was thinking it would be better for her three young sisters who were still in school at the time.

The couple considered Feb. 13 as a wedding day, but Cynthia said she didn’t want to ever celebrate her anniversary on Friday the 13th, so they agreed on the 14th.

“Then we just kept eating our hamburgers at Boll Weevil,” she chuckled. “That was it. No ring, no proposal, no family, no on the knee thing.”

So, the date was set for Feb. 14, 1982 at St. Cyprian Catholic Church near Long Beach. But, as is often the case on wedding days, the day did not go off without a hitch.

Cynthia grew up in nearby Compton and her mother ordered the wedding flowers from a florist in Compton.

“Apparently, on the way, the van got shot at with all our flowers and they never made it to our wedding,” she said.

Cynthia stated that she didn’t cry as she was waiting, but was thinking that this was something that people only hear about in stories.

“I looked at everyone and said, ‘Of course, this would happen to me.'” She laughed.

The problem was solved thanks to the time of year and the fact that a funeral service had been held at the church the previous Friday. The priest, knowing that flowers would not be permitted on the altar beyond that upcoming Ash Wednesday, allowed the wedding party to make good use of the funeral flowers left at the church. Cynthia had a very large wedding party, so the flowers were allocated sparingly. Each bridesmaid was given one carnation to carry. Both Cynthia and her flower girl carried one bow and two carnations each, and the ceremony carried out successfully.

While it wasn’t exactly perfect, Bill and Cynthia were married on that St. Valentine’s Day in 1982, a day that will always remain especially meaningful for them throughout the years.

8,596 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day anniversary
  1. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and
    said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.”
    She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  2. A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment. I do think
    that you ought to publish more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but usually people don’t discuss such subjects.
    To the next! Cheers!!

  3. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your
    blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back in the future.
    Many thanks

  4. I seriously love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you create this amazing site yourself?
    Please reply back as I’m looking to create my very own website and would love to find out where you got this from or
    what the theme is named. Appreciate it!

  5. Heya! I understand this is somewhat off-topic however I had to ask.

    Does building a well-established website such as yours require a massive amount work?
    I’m completely new to blogging but I do write in my journal everyday.

    I’d like to start a blog so I can share my personal
    experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you
    have any suggestions or tips for new aspiring bloggers.

    Appreciate it!

  6. This is the right webpage for anybody who really wants to find out about this topic.

    You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa).
    You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic that has been written about for years.
    Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!

  7. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or
    copyright violation? My site has a lot of completely unique content
    I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping
    it up all over the internet without my permission. Do you know any
    techniques to help reduce content from being ripped off? I’d
    really appreciate it.

  8. design UI

    We aim to address the needs of podcast users by creating a portable MP3 player for podcasts in SharePoint. After listening to podcasts, PKS users are able to retrieve the podcasts from their PC immediately for easy usage and location. PKS users can continue listening, rating, subscribing and commenting on a podcast while they are away from their PC.


    6add127376 betlea

  9. Screenshots of this release

    Platforms supported

    This tool has been built and tested on a Mac. Other platforms and operating systems will not be supported.

    What’s new:

    Added the ability to extract URLs from a file.

    Fixed a bug which caused ‘Last Opened’ to show incorrect data.

    Added ‘Open Last Accessed’ a new option.

    Added an option to not show the URL details pane but still open the URL in

    6add127376 chrnit

  10. You can also convert an existing ISO image into a virtual drive and boot it straight from the portable media.
    If you want to boot your USB device in the secure boot mode, the program allows you to generate customized ISOs that are ready for booting at installation phase. Active@ LiveCD gathers support for disk encryption, allowing you to perform physical disk partitioning, along with strong disk erasing, security checking and data recovery.
    Optimal system security
    There are no settings that create a

    6add127376 lavdely

  11. You will not be able to find a more intuitive application that is this effective. It uses a simplified design and with just a few easy steps, you can start downloading and sharing whatever you want.
    Highly customizable tool for the home user with custom preset
    Besides, the application comes with a nice-looking interface that comes with several fields for personalizing the main layout and, more importantly, its ready to perform actions whenever you put it to use.
    One of the first things you’ll

    6add127376 pavgeni

  12. Its small size also makes it versatile, which is a plus.
    The trial version lets you check how the player works before purchasing, and an embedded reminder warns you that this version is supported by the developer, which means registration/license activation is required after purchase. It’s also important to know that the parameters of the player remain intact by default after re-installation.

    A compact multimedia alternative to Windows Default Player (patched by EasyBar)
    Now, with EasyBar

    6add127376 halmpal

  13. Our PowerPoint templates are fully editable and are intended to be “ready to use” PowerPoint masters using the pre-set design and editing functions. Each PowerPoint is a completely editable PowerPoint template – a PowerPoint slide master (pps).

    You can use PowerPoint to create lots of different PowerPoint presentations.

    You can edit our PowerPoint slides and be sure they look the best.

    You can use our PowerPoint presentation themes for PowerPoint or PowerPoint 97/98, PowerPoint 2000/XP, or PowerPoint

    6add127376 trifmal

  14. What is new in this release:
    New feature: New folder can be set as output folder.
    New feature: Appending images to PDF document and formatting batch processing names in PDF is possible.
    Full list of new features:Add more distinctive world elements such as refrigerators, microwaves and blender freezers to the box hall for your customers to choose from in the “Extreme” demo pack.

    Discover ways in which your customers can put the unique stamp on their

    6add127376 jolebert

  15. Captive NetworkAccessManager is a free application that is designed to use just one connection, (such as a broadband internet connection or WiFi connection) and acts as a bridge to other required sources of network connectivity, such as the company’s local area network. It is intended to be used to connect the user’s own computer with such sources of connectivity while sending the network traffic via the user’s internet connection. The recommended way to set up Captive NetworkAccessManager is to use the “Auto

    6add127376 xireward

  16. Enjoy your work!


    State themes are desktop themes that make your desktop look like a map of the United States. The colors and arrangement of the icons of the desktop theme correspond to the map of the U.S. states. The state themes are selected by default from the appearance properties. To change the state theme from the desktop, right-click on one of the desktop tasks and select the Set Desktop Theme menu option.

    This file list provides a reference for

    6add127376 filmhal

  17. iSpy…

    Spy is a freeware utility that allows you to capture screen and grab any complete window screen or system area as a video.
    The screen capture feature is fully customizable and allows you to capture complete screen or the currently opened window.
    After screen capture, it’s fairly simple to convert the file to AVI/WMV…

    Video Spy is a software that allows you to capture, stream and save videos or snapshots of webcams, desktop

    6add127376 fresac

  18. , 8×8, 24×24, 32×32, 48×48, 64×64, 128×128, 192×192, 256×256
    256×256 is the largest size that is being used (hand drawn images may be taller than 256 pixels). Main concern here is the transparency(making the image high quality).Available in Portable Batteries

    There are two key elements that determine which battery you need for a vehicle: time and place. Some just require a

    6add127376 pekgor

  19. You have to free Unload ports if you want to change files and load ones in the middle of the process.
    ■ You cannot use while mode.
    ■ MIDI files must be of PCM-30/44/48 or SD2.8 format.
    ■ See the chosen folder
    ■ It works only on Mac or Linux
    Support Channels on Twitter:

    If you have some questions, comments or suggestions, please go to our forum 05e1106874 janesbi

  20. H2-Zoo allows you to adjust the balance of the surround in real time. H2-Zoo also extends the Pan Return feature on the H2. Use the Return controls to pan left right left right. It makes for a perfect tool to enhance and improvise your mixes.

    In Setup Parameters the left/right balance is specified in increments of 18µ. In other words, 0µ means left off – 18µ means right on.

    The plugin 8cee70152a yardbran

  21. I must thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this website.
    I really hope to check out the same high-grade blog posts by you
    in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities
    has inspired me to get my own, personal site now 😉

  22. I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.

    Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this info for my

  23. Hi there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if
    you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one?

    Thanks a lot!

  24. Hi, I think your web site may be having internet browser compatibility
    issues. When I take a look at your web site in Safari, it
    looks fine however when opening in IE, it’s got some overlapping issues.

    I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other than that, fantastic site!

  25. Amazing issues here. I’m very happy to look your article. Thank you a lot and I am
    taking a look ahead to contact you. Will you please
    drop me a mail?

  26. This is the perfect blog for anybody who hopes to find out
    about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa).

    You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic which has been discussed for ages.
    Great stuff, just great!

  27. Just want to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity in your post is just great and
    i could assume you’re an expert on this subject.

    Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.

  28. Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make
    my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got
    your design. Bless you

  29. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as
    I provide credit and sources back to your website? My website is in the very same area
    of interest as yours and my users would certainly benefit from a
    lot of the information you present here. Please let me know if this alright with you.
    Thanks a lot!

  30. Awesome blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.

    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so
    many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed ..
    Any tips? Kudos!

  31. It does not require any third-party software installation that may impact your system performance. It requires the default web browser only.

    Similar software shotlights:

    Wise PC Fixer 3.15.2 — Wise PC Fixer scans and repairs your computer, and protects it from future malwares or spyware intrusions with its award winning algorithm. It gains speed, stability and reliability and reduces the time for the up-to-date scan significantly while the repair and cleaning
    66cf4387b8 wasing

  32. If you prefer TestMate V2 over TestMate, simply update your existing executable to the latest version.

    Read our Blog for more in-depth Tutorials.

    Read the TestMate Rules under Settings Menu.

    Awarded the Educator Critic award.

    Over 400,000 Downloads

    TestMate runs well on all the Windows platforms: MS Windows Mobile, Pocket PC, SmartPhones, Tablet PC and Windows CE.

    66cf4387b8 adafilo

  33. Personally, we would opt for YouTube over Facebook, however, this extension can be installed on whatever platform you prefer to use.
    If, however, the answer is “no”, we would advise to not think twice about avoiding the potential Internet pr0n as much as possible. An obscene amount of people out there seem to know exactly where to find it in the first place, and there’s no doubt about it, the Internet holds more naughties than anything you can think about in your entire
    66cf4387b8 nikwin

  34. You can try this free application, but we don’t recommend a purchase. However, if you need to apply distortion to photographs for commercial purposes, then we recommend you check out PhotoLab.
    Final verdict

    Face-OP is a photo distortion application with support for BMP, DIB, GIF, IFF, JIF, JPG, LBM, PCX, RLE, TGA, TIF and PNG file types. It has a built-in file explorer and several
    66cf4387b8 panoliv

  35. It is simple and easy to use

    What is SWF File Vampire? SWF File Vampire is the first SWF Application to scan SWF files from resource exportation of Developer tools, such as « Action Script Explorer », Flash Professional, Flash Builder, Power Director, Layout Builder, Flash library solution, etc.

    It is really easy.
    Click the button, and just click the button ‘OK’ after checking the text of the SWF file and all resources.
    ec5d62056f millhane

  36. The PhotoKit Color User Guide provides further information and guidance.
    Pricing and Availability:

    Today, Adobe Photoshop Express 7 is released with support of Adobe Creative Cloud for desktop, a subscription service providing users access to all future features and updates that come to Photoshop directly, as well as access to a developer community offering access to new features and advances to existing features through previews and betas. With Photoshop Express, users can enjoy a robust collection of photo features and improvements that are powered by the
    ec5d62056f hanpet

    Please join us at the Nevitium booth as we demonstrate the real-time automation features and benefits of the new release!

    Let me know if you have any questions on the new release!

    Kristina Johnson
    VP of Product Management

    P.S. We’ll also be demonstrating the Nevitium Market Place on-site for a limited time period. Eisenhower Tower (Boston)

    Eisenhower Tower is a
    ec5d62056f whaack

  38. 1.5 stars –☆☆☆☆☆

    As always, we are looking for the next program to review, if you wish to volunteer, then let us know!

    In the last couple of years, Wikipedia has been the central source for free knowledge for millions of people across the globe. Wikipedia has always had a top-notch editorial team, however it was unclear whether or not the source they used for collaboratively editing content was also secure and reliable. Even after the
    ec5d62056f quanleth

  39. For those who have to playback captured packet files over a network and use it with their devices, the application can offer an easy-to-handle interface and allow them to set important parameters. It also has a feature that displays the captured files in a waveform format, which should make it a potential tool for monitoring, analyzing and troubleshooting network traces.

    Packet capture files are usually available in.pcap format,.pcapng or.cap format. Trace packets are contained
    ec5d62056f estalav

  40. Customers can then simply log on to the newly created cbacmd service using their Amazon CloudBerry user credentials and point their browser to The new portal will displays their Amazon S3 bucket account listing.

    To set it all up, please follow the steps below.

    Step 1

    To create a Amazon S3 web service, you will first need to set up a bucket for your website.
    ec5d62056f rasbarn

  41. To use the tool, simply download the software, open the file and click “Play”.
    In the future we want to include this function to the RNA Matrix project, to allow the combination of RNA structure tools with the RNA Matrix database.

    Identify several types of PseudoViewer

    PseudoViewer supports the following types of RNA structures.

    Single stranded
    Double stranded
    RNAs for which the orientation on RNA Matrix is ‘unsure’
    ec5d62056f redearl

  42. View the entire Arch 2012 Gallery

    Report Problems With Your Devices

    My Android | Android Tablet | Android Phone

    Microsoft Windows | Windows 7

    Note: Installing new software on an Android device may require you to backup and then restore your contacts and other data. After restoring your contacts and other data, you may need to re-synchronize the device with the iTunes® store to gain access to any apps that you have purchased. Contact the provider of your Android device
    ec5d62056f geremari

  43. It has been tested with multiple versions of Windows and programs you’d often execute and all is fine, at least in the case of Windows XP. It is a useful tool if used correctly.


    StartAs is a Windows utility and works in a very precise way.
    Just in case, CMD or a few started session are required.
    The credentials are not saved (or can be deleted) in any computer. They must be provided, read or generated in a
    ec5d62056f garldary

  44. General features

    QuickTime offers an intuitive interface without unnecessary controls or options; it does all the necessary things. The interface features a toolbar for playback, on/off controls, a YouTube video player, a chronology view and playlist.

    Pictures have to be loaded first, videos are played in an overlay window and music automatically starts playing when the movie or the music file is loaded.
    766 S.W.2d 170 (1989)
    ec5d62056f fromegh

  45. RoutePlotterwill provide your business with the necessary information to assist with the necessary changes and resolve issues that occur.

    VPNpliant2 is a complete monitoring and alarming tool for any and all VPN protocols including but not limited to IPsec, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP, OpenVPN, IKEv2, MPLS, PPTP, IPSec, and IPSec.
    Depending on VPN clients’ capabilities, the tool allows you to monitor and alarm on the following
    ec5d62056f zeetakk

  46. SMRecorder is a video recorder solution designed to create a video file by capturing the desktop actions or the input from the connected video camera. It is an useful tool for creating video tutorials or other movies on your computer.
    The program can also record the audio input from a connected microphone and save it as an MP3 file. You can choose to combine the video and the audio input in order to synchronize them when you need to create a video tutorial.
    When recording the video from
    ec5d62056f queakass

  47. My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on a number of websites for
    about a year and am nervous about switching to another
    platform. I have heard good things about
    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it?
    Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

  48. Hello there, I discovered your blog via Google whilst searching for a related topic, your website came
    up, it appears great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hi there, just become alert to your blog thru Google,
    and found that it is truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels.

    I’ll appreciate if you proceed this in future.
    Numerous folks shall be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

  49. Appreciating the time and effort you put into your website and in depth
    information you offer. It’s awesome to come across a blog every
    once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information. Great read!
    I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google

  50. Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is
    really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels.

    I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing.

  51. Can I just say what a relief to discover somebody that
    actually knows what they’re discussing on the web.
    You actually know how to bring an issue to light and make it important.

    More and more people have to check this out and understand this side of your story.

    I can’t believe you aren’t more popular because you surely possess the gift.

  52. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished
    to mention that I have truly enjoyed browsing your weblog posts.
    After all I’ll be subscribing for your rss feed and I am
    hoping you write again very soon!

  53. Furthermore, although it can play most files with ease, on some occasions it may stop unexpectedly and it may even crash.

    Wondershare Free PDF Converter is a software program that can help you convert PDF files into the popular formats that can be viewed by web browsers. Once the documents are formatted in the desired format, this software can be used to email or upload to the web via FTP. Wondershare Free PDF Converter is designed to be used as a single- or multi-
    50e0806aeb lattako

  54. You can learn more about this package by checking out :

    Learn the basics of this control which enables you to drag&drop docked windows to any edge of any parent control.
    This control can be used for any Border control.
    For example, if you have a Border control that encloses a User Control, you can drop a Window on to the border and docked windows will docked to the edge of the border.
    50e0806aeb nengen

  55. History of the TWiT Hub
    July 12, 2007 – Version 1.0 was released.


    The TWiT Hub is a registered trademark of Comedy Central. All related trademarks used in the TWiT Hub are trademarks of Comedy Central, LLC.

    The TWiT Hub is installed on your PC and runs from a designated website. Though a copy of Thunderbird is required to download emails, mobile phones are not supported
    50e0806aeb uldchal

  56. What is uSbuntu Live Creator:
    Sora1Net is an all-in-one application. It has a fast build system, full of features and needs very few resources to run. Since the beginning, it offers many versions on different operating systems, easy to create and install, without breaking configurations of each OS.
    To be more precise, uSbuntu Live Creator is a very easy to use application that allows you to create a bootable USB stick with multiple
    50e0806aeb hazhugi

  57. When you hire an eLearning Designer one of their main jobs is to get your message across to your readers. As an online marketer you will want as much traffic or eyes on your website, so that you will be able to convert your readers into buyers for any of your products or services.
    Without these eyes your website will turn into a vast and empty wasteland that brings you nothing but frustration.
    This can be an issue because of the convenience of the Internet. When you place
    50e0806aeb ysodar

  58. Note that this should not prevent you from connecting to your ISP. To do so, you can use an Internet connection manager. Your computer needs to start such a program anyway when you want to connect to the Internet. It should run that program when it starts up and let that program take over.
    For example, you can use OpenDNS, or DYNDNS, or many other programs.

    Several programs are available on Windows that perform similar functions. In its default mode
    50e0806aeb hedtaki

  59. While thunderstorms are a common feature of Australian summer, the atmos…

    Keep the house looking gleaming and polished with Wood Grain Home Screen Quick Cleaner and Polish.
    This fast and easy to use clean spray smells fantastic and can be used in many different rooms of the house.
    It will coat and polish wood, marble and glass surfaces and can be used regularly to make a real difference to many types of surfaces.
    The 50ml pump dispenser with rubber sto…
    50e0806aeb bambeng

  60. Music Software Tests

    Please consider filling out the details below.

    General Software Tests



    Option 1

    Option 2

    Option 3

    Option 4

    Congratulations, the contact form has been successfully submitted!

    Error: Please fill in all fields marked with an asterisk (*).

    Your enquiry has been sent successfully. Someone from the team will get back to you within one working day.Will my domestic
    50e0806aeb havgmass

  61. Superoxide dismutase and peroxidase activities in experimental cold-induced “white” syndrome in calves.
    Superoxide dismutase and peroxidase activities were measured in WBCs and sera of calves immediately after application of skin tick anaesthesia and of calves with “white” syndrome (disturbances in the marrow after prolonged anaesthesia with skin tick lance). Increased SOD and glutathione peroxidase activities in both WBCs and sera
    50e0806aeb vendefe

  62. Your personal information will be kept strictly confidential.

    Please note that this is not the same program as ‘Checkbook’, ‘Checkbook 2’, ‘Checkbook 3’. These also install to C:\Check Book, but you need to enter your personal information so they can keep track of all your transactions.

    Use Filetime to get the current timestamp in GMT
    Hi all,
    After you set Filetime, you might want to instantly translate the current timestamp in
    50e0806aeb heeadri

  63. Somebody necessarily lend a hand to make critically posts I would state.
    That is the very first time I frequented your web page and
    thus far? I amazed with the research you made to make this actual
    publish extraordinary. Excellent job!

  64. I’ve been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I
    never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally,
    if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  65. Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and
    i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks?
    If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can advise?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any assistance is very
    much appreciated.

  66. Wonderful site. Plenty of helpful info here. I’m sending it to some buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious.

    And of course, thanks in your effort!

  67. Awesome site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any
    community forums that cover the same topics discussed in this article?
    I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get comments
    from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.
    If you have any recommendations, please let me know.
    Appreciate it!