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When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. --Elaine Boosler

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Be My ValentinE

The cynics will claim it's all about the commercialization..the flowers, cards, chocolates, (mmmmmm)..and gifts,(follow the money)..But for the more sentimental ...

I give you - the History Of Valentine's Day.

"One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men -- his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured.
According to The History Channel

According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France."

Along come some who maintain that Valentine's Day isn't cuddly for everyone.
"Lots of people hate Valentine's Day. Many are single. But even people in committed relationships can have a rotten time.

For some, it's because their partner, out of carelessness, forgetfulness or something worse, doesn't come through with that romantic gift or thoughtfully planned date. Others might be going through a difficult moment in their relationship. Valentine's Day is like a huge magnifying glass hovering over all those warts and pimples."
Yahoo News

Me?..Well personally I'm a sucker for the sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure..But truth be told...I'm just in it for the chocolate..HeH.
What say YoU?


  • At 10:35 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    commercialized...no doubt...but have you checked Christmas,Easter,Hanuka..etc..lately

    but so what,..the opportunity to take a special day and offer acknowledgement to a loved one,who no doubt has been underappreciated for quite a while..to say,show and give your self to another in a special moment is priceless..a look.. a touch..a hug, in a world in desperate need of peace and love..
    and for those who can not handle the moment..there is always..
    Al Capone and the Moran gang's...St. Valentine's Day massacre..

  • At 1:35 PM, Blogger Lady Jane said…

    I'll just take some chocolate . . . and some Pride & Prejudice. :)

  • At 2:38 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    Amen Karl and Jane..never say NO to chocolate.heh.

  • At 9:18 AM, Blogger Middle Class Guy said…

    Here are Chocolates and Flowers on line.

  • At 12:20 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    on line chocolates eh?..lol do they lose sumthin in the taste dept?..grinz

  • At 7:54 PM, Blogger babygirl~lonz said…

    thanx so much for that bit of info, i was always so interested to know what valentines is all about......

  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger David said…

    Yep. It's all about the chocolate.


    Oh! I an sooo glad the verigfication word is one I'm familiar with!

    "uawgzch: a dish of squashed toad, served cold a chocolate sauce."

    Perfect for Valentine's Day!


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