This hand-drawn Valentine’s Day card was created by Little Falls artist, Wes Sod. Wesley I. Sod was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 18, 1926, to Iver and Ester Maude (Engstrom) Sod. Wes spent much of his life in Little Falls before moving with his wife, Colleen, to California. A talented artist, Wes studied at the Minneapolis School of Art and Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to an article by Doris Simonett in the Little Falls Daily Transcript from November 9, 1977, drawings were the artist’s trademark (“Little Falls artists display ‘realistic’ theme in works”). Typical subjects included familiar landscapes, still life and local buildings, including the Little Falls Carnegie Library and several churches.