F.J. DeLaine students, Covenant Place residents in Sumter share what love means to them

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 2/14/18

Candy and flowers topped the list of things students at F.J. DeLaine Elementary School would like to give or receive this Valentine's Day while some of the students' vast imaginations resulted in more out-of-the-box responses. However, despite their …

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F.J. DeLaine students, Covenant Place residents in Sumter share what love means to them

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Candy and flowers topped the list of things students at F.J. DeLaine Elementary School would like to give or receive this Valentine's Day while some of the students' vast imaginations resulted in more out-of-the-box responses. However, despite their young ages, some of the students seemed to be very knowledgeable on a subject that leaves many adults scratching their heads - love. And a few of Sumter's more experienced residents at Covenant Place shared their knowledge on love after dedicating years of researching the topic.

Jamari Calvin, 9

What would you like to receive for Valentine's Day?

"A candy heart."

Who do you love?

"I love my mom and my dad and my brothers and sister."

Aaliyah Bradley, 5

What would you like to receive for Valentine's Day?

"Chocolate."

What is love?

"Taking care of people."

Who do you love?

"My mama."

Jamyra Jackson, 5

What is love?

"I think love means sharing and playing together. Love is having fun with everybody and being their friend."

What do you want for Valentine's Day?

"I want a dolly and a doll set."

Who do you love?

"I love my sisters and my friends. My mommy and my daddy, too."

Kayshawn Williams, 6

What do you want for Valentine's Day?

"A birthday card."

What does love mean?

"Hugging."

Who do you love?

"My mama."

Lileigh Wright, 6

What would be the best Valentine's Day gift?

"A chocolate rose."

What does love mean?

"Giving someone flowers."

Who do you love?

"My mama and my daddy."

Aamoni Stewart, 9

What would be the best Valentine's Day gift?

"I want a whole bunch of candy. I want to spend time with my mama and my daddy and my siblings."

Who would you buy a gift for and what would the gift be?

"I would give my mama and my daddy candy and my love."

What does love look like?

"Love looks like spending time with each other and being able to see each other. And I think love is not fighting, always sharing, and doing stuff with each other."

Who do you love?

"I love my whole family."

Shariyah Williams, 10

What do you want for Valentine's Day?

"Candy because I like candy."

What would be the best Valentine's Day gift?

"It would depend on who the person is because they might like certain things. But if it were my mom, I would get her a card, a flower and a box with candy in it. And a teddy bear."

What is love?

"When you really have feelings for someone."

Who do you love?

"My parents because they feed me, they provide me with clothes and they love me."

Sumer Patterson, 12

What do you want for Valentine's Day?

"Chocolate."

What was the best Valentine's Day gift you ever received

"My family."

How do you show your mother you love her?

"I help her out and do things for her when she needs it."

Who do you love?

"My family and my friends. And God especially."

Quankiya Addison, 10

Who would you buy a gift for and what would the gift be?

"My mom and a bracelet."

What was the best Valentine's Day gift you ever received?

"Chocolate."

How do you show someone you love them?

"By giving them a hug."

Who do you love?

"My mom and my dad and my brothers and sisters."

Jalaysia Zuell, 9

How do you show your family that you love them?

"Respect them."

Who do you love?

"My family."

Veada Phillips, 10

Who would you buy a gift for and what would the gift be?

"I would by a plane ticket for my cousins in Greenville because they always want to go to Paris."

What do you like most about Valentine's Day?

"I would want to visit Canada."

What does it mean to love someone?

"Whenever you love someone you wouldn't want to hurt them, and you would just be there for them."

How do you show your family you love them?

"I help them out when our family is coming over and our house is a mess. I'll help them clean it. My mom always thanks me, and then she gives me a little bit of money."

Who do you love and why?

"I love my mom because she's always there for me. She takes care of me and she feeds me and [some] children sometimes they don't have that."

What's your favorite thing about Valentine's Day?

"Whenever people find someone they love and give them things."