My special dance in the Ballet Recital that year was in the Nursery Rhyme sequence. I remember we came through a large book at the back of the stage and yes I was the queen of hearts. Mother had baked Jam tarts and then glued them into a patty tray so they would not move when I danced. After my dance the policeman back stage asked if he could have one of my tarts. I told him they were stuck in but he took out his pen knife and removed one and ate it...... later I panicked that because of the glue I had poisoned a policeman, however he must have lived on as I was never had up for murder.
The rather sad heart in the top corner is from my dress the only one left.
Happy Valentine Day to you all
From the Queen of Hearts.