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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Love is...

I always loved these sweet cartoons that are still featured in newspapers across the world. In the 1960s Kim Grove drew these sweet little characters for her beloved Roberto Casali. Roberto passed away from cancer in 1976 and Kim passed away in 1997. They had three sons, and their son Stefano keeps  the Love is... in print still today. There is not a lot of info about Kim but an interesting fact is that she and Roberto had two sons and she was artificially inseminated after his untimely death and that produced their third son. I thought it would be good to share what info I have collected about Kim. I have two of her books filled with these cartoons. she was born in New Zealand and lived and passed away  in the UK. At one time she and Roberto both lived in the USA illegally trying to find work so they would be able to settle here.
I hope you join all the participates of Love is....including Marydon, Sherry,Tete and Rita. We have such fun posting these sweet cartoons for you to see! Come join us please !
In memory of Kim's wonderful artistic talent I will give away a gently used copy of her book Love is..A Wild Ride. All you need to do is post a comment here and be a follower. Easy peasy!  I will draw a winner on July 30th! So you have lots of time to join the fun and leave comments. I am adding a button to my sidebar so feel free to share it with everyone. These little books are sweet as can be!
In honor of Love here is my Spiritual Sunday contribution. I love searching my bible for Scripture and here is a list I compiled about love:

"If you love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15

"Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friend. "John 15:1

"Let brotherly love continue.Be not forgetful in entertaining strangers:for thereby some have entertained angels unaware."  Hebrews 13:1-2

"Love worketh no ill to his neighbor:therefore love is the fufilling of the law." Romans 13:11

"Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honuor preferring one to another."  Romans 12:10

I hope you find some love in these verses today and stop by to thank Charlotte and Ginger for hosting the weekly meme Spiritual Sunday.


Dogmom Diva said...

What a fun giveaway! I would give that book a good home!

Of course, I am a follower!


Parsley said...

Oh Anne. How sweet! I'd love to enter but if I am lucky enough to win, I'd like to have the book sent to a friend in need of a smile. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to express my gratitude for you stopping by my blog and commenting. It is always encouraging to find "love tracks" in the "sands of our life"...appreciate you ....Truth always sets us free! Enjoyed tremendously viewing your blow: You have a new follower....In Christ

Marydon said...

G'morn, sweet Anne ~ What a lovely giveaway idea. Do not enter me, as I have over 1,500 of these little beauties already. Bring/give a smile to another, please.

Love your share today ... the words He spoke are heard.

Love ya!

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Awwww, I grew up on those Love Is cartoons and have enjoyed them thoroughly. How sweet to learn "the rest of the story!"

It was especially sweet since last summer my grandkids and I enjoyed working on the Bible memory verses project for the children from 1 Corinthians 13 - the Love is always patient and kind passage. :)

Thanks for the sweet info and the sweet smiles. :)

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful story. He must have been the undying love of her life. I have seen these images but never knew the story behind them. Love is an amazing testimony of the human spirit, isn't it? xo Diana

Heather and Kathy said...

please enter me! I love those cartoons so much. I really like the one that you have today. Music and Love is, what a combo!

I do hope you are having a good day!!!


Kim B said...

I have always LOVED those too. I have a little plaque that I picked up at a thrift store. They are sweet as can be. I would LOVE to win the giveaway. Thanks for the bible verses on Love too. Have a wonderful day. Kim xx

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Anne with an "e" :) :)

What an interesting story behind the cartoons. Thanks for sharing those. Love all the "love" Scriptures, too :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Anne Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share. I love this one. So cute they are. Key Note, so romantic.

Oh I so need this darn book. I have been searching and searching for Love Is to put on Monday posts darn it. Please add my name to the drawing.

I have added your giveaway to my post today and will add the wild ride giveaway to my scroll bar as well. So cute. What a precious idea.

Have a great week sweetie. Many hugs and much love from Phoenix, Sherry

Pam Traskos said...

Hi Anne, I also have loved this little cartoon for over forty years now like so many of us. Their story is a true love story indeed. I did a little post on Love is... In Jan. I own this book so if I won I would find a good home for it. Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

Intense Guy said...

Please enter me in the name of Parsley's friend!


What a story about the artists!

Charlotte said...

They really are sweet/cute little cartoons. The book would be a blessing for anyone to own. Thank you for sharing.