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Valentine’s Day — Don’t Screw It Up

I just saw a re-tweet by SVDPNorthIdaho of a BobandTom tweet that advised: "Happy Valentine's Day. If you're a woman, enjoy! If you're a man, don't screw this up!" My wife and I enjoyed a week-long Valentine's season retreat with Junior and our daughter-in-law in the Gainesville, Fla., area, with several nights out. So I'm covered this year. But I admit that I get into a panic at times when the many official "gift days" during the year pop up -- Mother's Day, birthday, Christmas, etc. I don't want to goof things up by buying something that is underwhelming. Fortunately, Amy Dearest is a good consultant on these things. I got two thumbs up from Mrs. O for Christmas. How about you? (AP photo, for illustration purposes)

Question: Do you panic when an official-gift day rolls around? Or are you a confident giver of gifts?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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