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Old 02-12-2006, 08:35 PM   #1
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Saint Valentine

What a wonderful story!
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He made the first greeting card and got every other man in his town in trouble because they never thought of such a kind guesture.
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Happy Valentine's Day to my FYM friends.
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I visited the shrine which holds his heart. It's in Whitefriar's Chapel in Dublin.

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Hallmark Holiday ...





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Happy Valentines Day to you!!!
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What is the story of Saint Valentine? I have heard so many. Which one is true?



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Old 02-14-2006, 03:27 PM   #13
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There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it "From Your Valentine". Other aspects of the story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying him. In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine.

Gradually, February 14 became the date for exchanging love messages and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. The date was marked by sending poems and simple gifts such as flowers. There was often a social gathering or a ball.

In the United States, Miss Esther Howland is given credit for sending the first valentine cards. Commercial valentines were introduced in the 1800's and now the date is very commercialised. The town of Loveland, Colorado, does a large post office business around February 14. The spirit of good continues as valentines are sent out with sentimental verses and children exchange valentine cards at school.
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More info on Saint Valentine
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Chaucer may be somewhat responsible for why we celebrate it on February 14th. In his poem "The Parliament of Fowls" he has this whole story about Valentine's Day being in February. The birds come to Mother Nature and select their mates.

He almost always works from a source, and no one can figure out where he came up with this idea. The original source has never been found. So some scholars think he actually made up Valentine's Day as we know it, as a nice holiday in the middle of winter to remind us of spring...
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it's still a phony holiday.

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It's what you make of it
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It's what you make of it


i'll remember that when we're licking greasy Popeye's off our fingers and making fun of the (admittedly adorable) Bode Miller who can't seem to ski straight and laughing at the figure skaters who fall down.

(though that Chinese couple were pretty ballsy last night, weren't they?)
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even if i'm late, hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day.

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And remember...

if you're single

TODAY it's your feast!!
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Where was this guy when I was in HS? Where is he now, only much older?


Student sends roses to 500 classmates

February 15, 2006

WESTON, Fla. --If any female juniors at Cypress Bay High School weren't aware of classmate Paul Kim -- they know him now.

The 17-year-old junior ordered 500 red roses and had them delivered to nearly all his female classmates on Valentine's Day.

A card attached to the roses said, "To all the lovely ladies of 2007, here's wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day. Affectionately, Paul Kim."

He said he used money he had been saving since his birthday in December to pay for the roses, which cost about $900.

"To me, Valentine's is a special day," Kim said. "I realized that not many girls would get anything and it would be an ordinary day. I figured I'd take the initiative and put a smile on their face."

Sara Farinelli, 16, got her rose during her math class.

"I don't know who this kid is, but he's sending everyone a rose," Farinelli said. "I think it's a cute gesture."

Kim's estimate on the class size was slightly off. There are more than 600 girls in Cypress Bay's junior class.

He said he got the idea Friday, when he saw the Business Professionals of America club was having trouble selling flowers as a fundraiser.
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