An Almanac Minute: Valentine's Day

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I sent my children cards with

By Frances Kranik

I sent my children cards with gift cards so they can go to dinner, my niece (she's canine) some homemade treats, my sister some homemade wine jelly and cards from her pets. My dear friend some cards from me and her dogs and hope to drop homemade treats off to her dogs. Otherwise at work and then alone as I have no Valentine.

I am going to spend

By Shelly King

I am going to spend Valentine's Day with my high school sweetheart. We re-united 7 months ago after 30 years. We had gone separate ways when I went to college and he went to the army. Now, true love is re-kindled and I am going to So. Dakota to warm his heart for our first Valentine's Day in 31 years!

I am allergic to roses, so I

By JCT

I am allergic to roses, so I know I won't get roses from my husband (at least I'd better not get roses). Since I am laid up with a fractured ankle and leg and can't do anything, I'll just have to stay home and have my husband cook me my dinner (which he's been doing since the fracture December 28).

I "celebrate" my birthday on

By Esther Leonard

I "celebrate" my birthday on the 13th and my older brother's on the 14th - Valentine's Day. I am also a widow whose husband died young - at the age of 25 - so have no one with whom to celebrate Valentine's Day and haven't for 52 years, but it doesn't really bother me because Frank and I were never together on that date, although he did send me a couple of cards which I still have.

Still married and my birthday

By n1_4_u

Still married and my birthday is the 15th. Always a great two days! Don't know yet what we'll be doing but he never disappoints. Feeling blessed!

I plan to send homemade

By Valentina

I plan to send homemade Valentine's to friends who are special to me and to those to who are single/widowed. I'll make them for my family and hubby as well. To those who are 'single/widow' wouldn't it be nice to cheer someone up by sending a made or purchased card, it'll make you feel good too. Try putting a Valentine at someone's door Anonymously , it's sooo much fun to know you made someone smile and feel cherished! Have fun this week!

Thank you so much for this

By n1_4_u

Thank you so much for this wonderful idea. I will be doing this from now on.

I will be running my first 5K

By Mary Ann Z.

I will be running my first 5K in Myrtle Beach. My valentine will be at the finish line!

I am a widow. I spend

By Tammra Roth

I am a widow. I spend valentine's day with my puppy dog.

I too spend it happily with

By Anna Hurlbutt

I too spend it happily with my pets! At least we have their devotion.

I am so sorry you had to

By De'Angelo Garling

I am so sorry you had to endure that. stay strong i'll pray for you. sicerily a 16 year old boy with a heart

I'm a widow...my husband died

By YVONNE STEPHENS

I'm a widow...my husband died young...53..
I buy myself Red Roses,I already have them...they are beautiful and I plan to go to the Palace an have Lobster and Prime Rib...come join me...smile.

working late into the

By Ronald LaCourse

working late into the evening.

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