Sunday, February 14, 2010

Everything you ever wanted to know about Valentine’s Day but were afraid to ask...

Years ago when Mrs. RWP and I lived in Palm Beach County, Florida, our pastor tried to make a little joke one Sunday while referring to various Concordances of the Bible. He said, “Young’s for the young; Cruden’s for the crude; Strong’s for the strong.”

I hadn’t thought about that remark in years. It popped into my consciousness as I was doing research for this post, which, as you might guess from the title, is going to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Valentine's Day but were afraid to ask. You won’t have to wonder about Saint Valentine or Valentine’s Day ever again. I am indebted once more to Wikipedia, which, if it is wrong, is certainly misleading a lot of people.

Here goes:

Valentine’s Day for the young

Valentine’s Day for the crude

Valentine’s Day for the strong

I’m only joking that the links are for the young, the crude, and the strong. They’re all for you, the readers of this blog. That was just a way of breaking up a lot of information into bite-size chunks.

In these times of extreme political correctness, let me make it perfectly clear that in the previous sentence I was not suggesting or advocating in any way that anyone bite anyone else on Valentine’s Day.

Although, if you are a vampire....

P.S. - A shout-out to my good friend Ernie (Ernest Valentine Cziraky), who was born on Feb. 14, 1931, in Ohio and died on Nov. 12, 2006, in Florida after a long battle with mesothelioma. Thirty-five years of knowing you was not enough, my friend. The rhymeswithplagues send love today to Ruth, Ron, Dan, Jenny, all the grandchildren, and all the great-grandchildren.

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