Roses are red, violets are blue…
Yo West Virginia, we sure love you!
In honor of Valentine’s Day we had some of our favorite UpThinkers write sweet nothings to our favorite gal, number 35 in your history books but number one in our hearts, the often wild and always wonderful, state of West Virginia.
“Dear WV: Your summers are a dream. When I’m not basking in their glory I miss your breeze, your trails, your cool waters, and the happiness you bring.”
– Lillian Graning, GWV Board
We’re gettin’ smitten.
“Dear WV: Your fall leaves are red. Your spring skies are blue. No mountains make me happier than the Appalachians do.”
– Natalie Roper, GWV Executive Director
Guess what I’m wearing? The smile you gave me.
“Dear WV: Your people are kind. Your mountains do wind. This place will bind memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.”
– Marissa Russell, Generation Morgantown
You’re a touchdown in our book!
“Dear WV: I love you because of your natural beauty, your rich history, your kindhearted people, and some amazing college sports!”
– Rod Snyder, GWV Board
Even if there wasn’t any gravity on earth…
I would still fall for you.
“Dear WV: You stole my heart when I was 23. I didn’t know I’d choose you, but your mountains, your views, your culture, and your people captivate me.”
– Emily Chittenden-Laird, GWV Board
Are you a camera?
Because I smile every time I see you.
“Dear WV: I love the constant comfort of being nestled in your hills and the warmth and strength that radiates from your people.”
– Jenni Hicks, GWV Board
Excuse me, can you empty your pockets?
I believe you’ve stolen my heart
“My darling WV: I love the vastness of your vistas, that sumptuous splendor. I love your unique outline. I love your wild, rebellious side.”
– Megan Tarbett, GWV Board
Like party favors, but for your brain. Enjoy these weekly goodies including viral videos, interesting articles, curated playlists, and more!
- LISTEN: Lovie dovie tunes from our candy hearts to yours.
- WATCH: This animated short gets us in the feels every time.
- SPREAD THE WORD: Know any young, talented professionals looking for a new challenge? Check out Impact WV – a new yearlong fellowship by Generation WV