According to one legend, the Roman god of Love, was hurrying to the council of the gods, carrying a vase of nectar to the gods on Mount Olympus when he stumbled and spilled a drop on the ground. This drop grew into a beautiful rose, the most endearing flower to give a woman on Valentines Day.
As usual, holiday time always stirs up some fond childhood memories, and Valentine's Day is no exception. In elementary school, this was such a special day for us kids, and for weeks we prepared and looked forward to our classroom party. See if you can remember the following....
...passing out Valentines to all the kids in the class...
...and receiving one from the cutest boy in class, but, of course, he 'really' hadn't singled you out. Back in the day, we were required to give a Valentine to each kid in the class. That way no one felt unwanted.
...cupcakes with confetti or heart shaped bits on them.
... Spending hours making lacy Valentine’s Day cards out of construction paper, white paper doilies, and paste for our family and friends.
...heart shaped candies with sayings such as 'Be Mine"
...stretchable heart shaped candy necklaces and bracelets
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Go, Cupid, and my sweetheart tell
I love her well.
Yes, though she tramples on my heart
And rends that bleeding thing apart;
And though she rolls a scornful eye
On doting me when I go by;
And though she scouts at everything
As tribute unto her I bring -
Apple, banana, caramel -
Haste, Cupid, to my love and tell,
In spite of all, I love her well!
And further say I have a sled
Cushioned in blue and painted red!
The groceryman has promised I
Can "hitch" whenever he goes by -
Go, tell her that, and, furthermore,
Apprise my sweetheart that a score
Of other little girls implore
The boon of riding on that sled
Painted and hitched, as aforesaid; -
And tell her, Cupid, only she
Shall ride upon that sled with me!
Tell her this all, and further tell
I love her well.