February 2, 2008

Valentine's Day

Oh my....it's February already!  And, Valentine's Day approaching soon.  Since we've all been friends and/or related forever, I guess that means you're all my Valentine by default!  Our love and friendship is an inspiration for Valentine's Day that is duly noted.

All those red hearts are displayed in the stores to remind us of Valentine's Day.  Why do

we eat those nasty insipid heart candies with messages on them?  We, certainly do not like the taste....maybe we eat them for inspiration!  We send Valentine cards to family and friends that all say "Be Mine Valentine" with hugs and kisses.  Oh, and we can't forget the heart shaped boxes of chocolates...which we all can do without these days!

I was very curious about the person who invented these heart shaped candies so I did some research......I found out that for more than a century, the makers of NECCO Sweethearts Conversation Hearts have come up with some of the sweetest ways of saying "I love you." Every Valentine's Day... the company presents new messages on the tiny colored hearts that have been a holiday tradition since the Civil War.  Very interesting but I couldn't find out the name of the person who came up with the concept of these candies.

The florists will all be busy delivering those long stem roses and the restaurants will be packed with all the lovers celebrating the holiday.  I'm taking this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy Valentine's Day in advance.


  1. Here are some better ideas for how to celebrate valentines day:


  2. Rose,
    Once again I must write and comment how much I enjoy reading your journal.
    Happy Valentine's Day.