A screenshot of a screenshot of a GChat conversation, originally courtesy of Maggie, that took place between us one year ago.
One year ago today, Maggie and I had a GChat conversation in which we reacted to someone’s reaction to a Valley News Facebook post.
That person reacted with a flower.
In case you don’t recall, around Mother’s Day last year Facebook rolled out a temporary new reaction to show gratitude for ya moms: A purple flower.
From a Time article on the reaction:
Facebook users can now react to a post with a flower—along with “like” and the smiling and crying emojis. “In honor of Mother’s Day we are testing the ability for people in a few markets to leave a flower reaction,” Facebook said in a statement.
The flower reaction indicated one was “thankful,” or “grateful,” depending on your platform.
At the time of our conversation a year ago, however, we didn’t know what the heck the flower meant, so we were pretty surprised when it popped up as a reaction on one of the Valley News‘ posts. (Maggie kindly GChatted me to share the news of the reaction.)
As far as we can tell, there is no unique reaction to celebrate this Mother’s Day. 🙁
R.I.P., purple flower. We hardly knew ye.
We are not worthy of this weather. Enjoy it while you can: It’s supposed to storm the next couple of days.
It should be nice by the weekend, though!
We spent some time out in the sunshine today holding a ~secret~ UV INDEX photoshoot. (Check out the behind-the-scenes shot below.) Stay tuned to see what we have in store!
Valley News photo editor Geoff Hansen doing what he does best as part of a UV INDEX photoshoot. (Amanda E. Newman photograph)
Something is a bit off about this February 2018 calendar hanging in the Valley News newsroom. (Amanda E Newman photograph)
No, it is not a leap year — it’s simply more proof that everyone needs an editor.
One of the best things about working at the Valley News is how close we are as a staff. Everyone is always willing to lend a hand.
So it’s no surprise several editors and a reporter came to the aid of Features Editor Alex Hanson on Thursday when he had some car trouble.
From left: Maggie, Photo Editor Geoff Hansen and cops and courts reporter Jordan Cuddemi help Features Editor Alex Hanson get his car started on Thursday, June 1, in the Valley News parking lot.
Opinion Editor Dan Mackie, Photo Editor Geoff Hansen, cops and courts reporter Jordan Cuddemi and our own Maggie Cassidy give Features Editor Alex Hanson a push.
#TBT to the time I introduced News Editor John Gregg to the glorious world of Gchat. He loved it, as you can tell. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯