Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You can't just wish people a happy Valentine's Day

I've been known to rant about Valentine's Day. Imported culture. Money making by the media. Profiteering by florists and chocolate companies. Capitalist manipulation of the masses. Bah, humbug.

But gee it sweet when you receive a card and I think this is the nicest card I have ever received, thanks R. Btw the chocolate on the envelope is now a tradition and I would demand to know why, if it wasn't there.

12 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:40 pm

    Ohhhh, how sweet! V.

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  2. I hope you ran straight down to the Glass shop for a suitable gift.

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  3. That's so very sweet!!

    P.S. my dad used to sing that song to me when I was very young.

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  4. I thought so V.

    Jah Teh, no. I go quite far enough with a card. They are not cheap nowadays you know.

    Duh River, of course. The song. I'm a bit slow. A great tune to sing around a piano.

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  5. I'm glad you got a nice Valentines Day card...and chocolate.

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  6. Oh yeh it's all a load of commercial bunkum..until someone gives you a card haha! as for the chocolate, as far as I'm concerned, that's what it's all about, blow the card give me chocolate NOW..I put my hand up and say ..'my name is Grace and I am a chocoholic!!'

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  7. Just Lovely...

    I got a smile, a shy wish, and a sweet kiss from my better half who usually eschews all anniversaries of any kind... Was worth the lack of chocolate.

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  8. And another thought... I have just finished reading Molly Hughes's trilogy, 'A Victorian Family' - about a British family growing up in the years between 1870 and 1900. It is truly well written and worth the read, published, initially in the WW2 years. She remarks, somewhere that Valentines Day was celebrated during her childhood. It appears to have died out during the austerity years of depression and war. It seems that Valentines Day is re emerging unlike mother's day etc which has rather more commercial connotations.

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  9. Dina, it is about the amount of chocolate I like to eat at one time.

    Grace, among my many vices, the love of chocolate is not one. I like it, but I like an occasional can of coke too.

    Christine, the evidence of loving someone is more than a card or a box of chocolate, however nice they are. Understated can be just as good. Interesting about Valentines Day history. I knew it wasn't especially an American import.

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  10. That card got me singing too! At least it didn't make me vomit like most VD cards do ...

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  11. Very nice. And what did R receive from you?

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  12. Red, we don't do sickening sugary.

    Victor, a card, a cheaper and not as nice one and sans chocolate. Well, after all, he has me already.

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