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February 14, 2014

2014 Valentine’s Day Card From Carolyn to You

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

2014 VALENTINE’S DAY CARD

FROM CAROLYN TO YOU

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#Valentine

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 To all my loyal and all my new readers, Happy Valentine’s Day.

Welcome to our home

Welcome to our home

Laurel Mountain Borough's snowfall today---over 4 1/2 inches

Laurel Mountain Borough’s snowfall today—over 4 1/2 inches

Hubby Monte clears the driveway

Hubby Monte clears the driveway

Valentine from Monte to Carolyn

Valentine from Monte to Carolyn

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January 23, 2014

11 Facts About Valentine’s Day

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Hug to

11 FACTS ABOUT VALENTINE’S DAY

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The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.****

NOTE: February 1, 2014, is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first #1 hit, “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” Enjoy the day by reading Submarines, the Beatles, Sloops, and Apples.

QUESTIONS:

  1.  In the Middle Ages young men and women drew names from a bowl for what purpose?
  2. What two alternatives exist for St. Valentine’s Day?
  3.  What is the Valentine’s Day significance of the church “Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church” in Dublin, Ireland?
  4.  How did the action of wearing your heart on your sleeve develop?
  5.  If a person is considering five or six names of suitable marriage partners, how can he determine which one to pick?
  6.  Three the name Valentine (Valentinus) belonged to at least three men. What countries were they from?
  7.  What does it mean if a person seeking a mate sees a squirrel on Valentine’s Day?
  8.  When was Valentine’s feast day removed from the ecclesiastical calendar?
  9. Why was Valentine’s feast day removed from the ecclesiastical calendar?
  10.  What does it mean if a person seeking a mate sees a flock of coves on Valentine’s Day?

BONUS QUESTION

What is the date of the oldest surviving love poem, what was it written on, and what time era was it written?

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February 9, 2013

Valentine’s Day—Children’s Stories & Poems

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VALENTINE’S DAY

CHILDREN’S STORIES & POEMS

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#Valentine  #ChildrensActivities

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For children (of all ages) I surfed the Internet and found the following sites with stories, poems, and finger plays that provide St. Valentine’s Day entertainment, especially when waiting to see what sweetheart messages await the reader.

See also 11 Facts About Valentine’s Day.

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What did the boy snake say to the girl snake on Valentine’s Day?
Give me a hug and a hiss…
What do you have if everyone drove a pink car?
A pink car-nation.
Why do birds marry?
They’re tweet hearts.
Why did the banana go out with the prune?
Because it couldn’t get a date.
What two words have a thousand letters in them?
Post Office

More jokes

TONGUE TWISTERS
Vain Violet’s velvet valentine vanished.
Six lovesick swans swim.
Swim, swans, swim!
Well swum, swans!

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FROG WENT A’COURTIN’

Frog went a courtin’ and he did ride, uh-huh
Frog went a courtin’ and he did ride, uh-huh
Frog went a courtin’ and he did ride,
With a sword and a pistol by his side, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

He rode right up to Miss Mousie’s door, uh-huh
He rode right up to Miss Mousie’s door, uh-huh
He rode right up to Miss Mousie’s door,
Gave three loud raps and a very big roar, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Said Miss Mouse, are you within, uh-huh
Said Miss Mouse, are you within, uh-huh
Said Miss Mouse, are you within,
Miss Mousie said, I sit and spin, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Took Miss Mousie on his kne, uh-huh
Took Miss Mousie on his kne, uh-huh
Took Miss Mousie on his knee,
Said Miss Mousie, will you marry me, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

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STORIES
Valentine’s Day: The Worst Holiday Ever
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 “I hate Valentine’s; it’s the worst holiday ever. It’s even dumber than Groundhog!” I grumbled, stripping off my basketball jersey and slam-dunking it into the wicker laundry basket.
“Uggh, uumph,” my twin brother, Randall, mumbled from inside the shirt that was caught on his nose and ears. He pulled it free with a jerk and said, “Yeah, and Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.” Then he tossed his sweaty jersey toward the hamper. It sailed through the air, snagged the edge of the basket and slid in.
“Awesome,” we yelled, as we jumped and slapped each other in a high-five.
Randall sat glumly on the bed. “Blair, you know Mom is gonna tell us we have to give Valentine’s cards to everyone in class.”
“Yeah, I know. She’ll say it’s only polite. And that we should make the valentines ourselves, so they have meaning.” I scratched a skeeter bite on my arm, wondering if I could claim the bump was chicken pox and get out of the school Valentine’s party.
My brother sighed. “She’s probably already got out the construction paper, glue and … ”
“Those sissy-looking paper doilies.” I finished the sentence for him with a shudder. “When they open our Valentine’s cards, everyone will once again think we’re …” (more…)

February 14, 2012

Valentine’s Day 2012: Special Poetry

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VALENTINE’S DAY 2012:

Special Poetry

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NOTE:

Valentine’s Day is noted for the following exercise:

Juxtapositioning of the obicularis oris.

This Valentine’s Day I played with writing nine (or slightly more) word stories with each word starting with the successive letters in the word VALENTINE. Below are my not-so-great results.

VALENTINE’S DAY 2012

Very

Adept

Lovers

Enjoy

Nice

Times

In

New

England

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Sentence-style stories:

Verily,  A Lover Extols Naughty Times In (more…)

February 14, 2011

Valentine’s Day: Bah, Humbug

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VALENTINE’S DAY: BAH, HUMBUG!

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SCENE: Victoria and Losen are conversing in the grocery store in the aisle where greeting cards are sold.

Victoria: Hello, Losen! Nice to see you out on this nice day. The winter’s been so cold and snowy I haven’t been out much. Oh, are you looking for a Valentine card? I’m looking for just the right one for a neighbor whose husband just died.

Losen: Ugh! Valentine’s Day is here. What hogwash.

Victoria: Er. What caused this outburst? I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day…why, as a child we made Valentine boxes…

Losen: Yeah, I remember those boxes…everyone else’s was decorated better than mine was.

Victoria: I always enjoyed the Valentine’s we exchanged.

Losen: You must have had your box filled with cards. While everyone else gushed over their full box, mine was (more…)

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