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Ever write somethin' like this??
History of this heart felt day is prolly from medieval Europe. Back then "courtly love" was in full flower an not yet the province of cynics. Thar wuz a belief in England and France that on February 14th, precisely half way through the second month of the year, the birds began to go a'courtin'.
For this was on Seynt Valentynes' day
Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.
Mayhap this is whar' the idea of "love-birds" come frorm, ya reckon? Now, then we can see the reason Saint Valentine's feast day ( a martyred bishop who died after sendin' love letters to his flock from prison) done come to be seen as special fer betrothed lovers,
an' a proper occasion for writin' love letters or sendin' lover's tokens of they affection. The literature from those ole timey days in 14th century France and England mention this sweet custom.
They had a good thang goin' so it wuz natural that the Roman god, Cupid ( Eros fer the Greeks), tagged along. Now, y'all know how Cupid, the son of Venus, wuz mischievous imp who thought it funny to wound hearts shootin' arrows into the hearts of mere mortals, renderin' them helpless wif' passion for the next person they happen upon --an' ya' can see how that made thangs go awry!
Here's wishin' ya a day that doan go awry, but fills yore heart wif' every manner of love--love fer yore soul mate, love fer yore chillen' an' kinfolks, yore dear friends, yore granny an' pappy... even yore dawgs an' chicks, an kitties, an ponies.
Love to all from Aunty Belle!