Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!
Many legends of history explain Valentine's Day. some have to do with priests, martyrs and some with saints. Who knows. I just know for me it is a special day. It is the day my hubby proposed to me. Since that time and even before the proposal I have had this bond with this man that I just cherish. So this weekend we celebrated Valentine's Day with a little dancing and some time together. Our lovely little boy went to his Nanna's. So we can dance the night away. Dancing is something we love to do together.

I hope everyone can enjoy the day by doing something today you just LOVE to do. Whether it be for others, with others or just yourself.

I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day.. Here are some traditions I found on the web. I can remember twisting an apple stem til I got to a letter of the alphabet of someones name I would love.. hahah. . So I hope you enjoy the read...

Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine's Day. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was:

Good morning to you, valentine;

Curl your locks as I do mine ---

Two before and three behind.

Good morning to you, valentine.

In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favourite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!"

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

In some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the gift, it means she will marry him.

Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.

Pick a dandelion that has gone to seed. Take a deep breath and blow the seeds into the wind. Count the seeds that remain on the stem. That is the number of children you will have.

If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you will also know how many children you will have.

A love seat is a wide chair. It was first made to seat one woman and her wide dress. Later, the love seat or courting seat had two sections, often in an S-shape. In this way, a couple could sit together -- but not too closely!

Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.


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