Valentine poems, 10 beginner gardening tips, cheesy pickup lines

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, February 14, 2020


The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of love.

–Rumi (1207-73)

Friday, February 14, 2020
45th day of the year


Gregory Hines (dancer & actor) was born on this day in 1946.
Louie Bellson (big band & jazz drummer) died on this day in 2009.


 
The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
 
Valentine Poems & More

Valentine's Day 2020: What Is the Real Meaning of Valentine's Day?
What is the real story of Valentine’s Day? This ancient marking of agricultural and human fertility has a surprising history. Discover the meaning of Valentine’s Day, why it’s celebrated on February 14, and also some new poems and verse to add to that (secret?) Valentine card.
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Finding Your Mate (Humor)

How to Find Your Perfect Mate
Herewith, from science and folklore, are more than 20 “surefire” techniques for finding, attracting, and wedding the person you will love forever. Yes, indeed, this is the way to get the guy or girl of your dreams!
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10 Beginning Gardening Tips

10 Things We Wish We'd Known Before Starting a Garden
Starting a new vegetable garden from scratch? Here are 10 things we wish that we had known before we started a vegetable garden! Don’t make the same mistakes that we did.
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Card decks featuring butterflies, baby animals, or the birds of North America!
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Do Aphrodisiac Foods Work?

Aphrodisiac Foods: Chocolate, Oysters, and Spanish Fly?
Since the beginning of time, stories about aphrodisiac foods have abounded. Who hasn’t heard that chocolates, wine, and oysters can get you “in the mood”? Where does this idea come from? And is it true?
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Romantic Facts and Fun

15 Cheesy Pickup Lines and Romance
Let’s amuse ourselves with the silly side of romance. Here are 15 pickup lines guaranteed to lose with the ladies, popular terms of endearment, kissing trivia, and the scoop on all things romantic.
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