Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day.

Those fun, festive folks at Rudd are at it again. A large, lighted arrow-pierced heart sits at the corner of their vineyard, on the Oakville Crossroad, for all passers-by to enjoy. I don't really get Valentine's Day, but I do however recognise that a minimal amount of celebratory effort by a few, can bring delight and smiles to the many who do.
It actually worked for me this year, so a very happy day to you all.


Affer said...

Have you noticed how the 'St' prefix has been widely dropped? It used to be a Christian festival, but now....just another sales push for Hallmark!

So: Sun nien fai lok; gung hay fat choy!

(Chinese New Year - a Tiger year, so far more more important!)

Thomas said...

The story:

Roman Emperor Claudius II arrested St. Valentine because he violated a ban on Roman soldiers marrying. Teh St. went around secretly marrying young soldiers to their wives.

St. Valentine was martyred by beheading.

Wartime Housewife said...

I think Hallmark Cards should be martyred by beheading. Is that wrong?

Vinogirl said...

Affer: Yes, I dropped it....guilty as charged. I'll do better next year.

Thomas: Isn't history great?

WH: Hallmark has a lot to answer for.