93-Year-Old Had A Terrible Valentine's Day In 1933, And He's Not Quite Ready To Let It Go

"Do you ever wish that you could choose your own dream before you go to sleep at night?"

Tom Sitter has lived through 93 Valentine's Days, but his 10th one in 1933 might just be the most memorable. Sitter participated in one of The Moth StorySLAMs, an open-mic storytelling competition, and told a story that awarded him roaring laughter, loud, enthusiastic applause, and a perfect 10 score. 

If you're unfamiliar with The Moth StorySLAMs, participants are asked to prepare five-minute tales about a particular topic. Their names are put into a hat and 10 names are selected each night. If a person's name is selected, they get to go on stage and tell their story for judges who score them out of 10. 

"Contestants are judged on sticking to the five-minute time frame, sticking to the theme, and having a story that has a conflict and a resolution," according to The Moth's website

The theme for the event Sitter participated in was "Love Hurts." "Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love...or used to love. Love that "Hurts So Good" also welcome," the event stated

Sitter's granddaughter, Kathy Sitter, recently shared a video of the performance on Reddit

"Tom scored our first ever 10 with his winning story tonight. The memory of the girls he carefully selected to give his five valentines to in 1933 was strong enough that 84 years later he still knew their names," the video's description says. 

Learn more about those five Valentine's Day cards, the girls he gave them to, and the complicated feelings that followed in the video below. 


(H/T: Laughing Squid


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