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Day 12 of 14 Days of Valentines

12 Feb

Date of the Day: Go bowling. It’s cheesy, it’s fun, and you’ll both love it!

Gift of the Day: Little Debbie heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cakes. (They’re really good when frozen.)

Quote of the Day:

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.

Photo of the Day:

Tip of the Day: Have a tickle fight. It’s fun on the floor, couch, or bed. Laugh yourselves silly.

Video of the Day:

Love letter of the Day:

May 12, 1869

Out of the depths of my happy heart wells a great tide of love and prayer for this priceless treasure that is confided to my life-long keeping.

 

You cannot see its intangible waves as they flow towards you, darling, but in these lines you will hear, as it were, the distant beating of the surf.

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) to Olivia Langdon, his future wife.

Poem of the Day:

I loved you
I loved you; and perhaps I love you still,

The flame, perhaps, is not extinguished; yet

It burns so quietly within my soul,

No longer should you feel distressed by it.

Silently and hopelessly I loved you,

At times too jealous and at times too shy.

God grant you find another who will love you

As tenderly and truthfully as I.

Alexander Pushkin

Valentine’s Day Story:

In college, we were having a fall festival and they were “auctioning off” the single guys.  I thought, “Why not?” and bought Ron for the day.  We had a great time and I thought something was there.  For the next couple of months anyway, we would say hi and go on our way.  I was disappointed.  Then on January 14, I was standing outside my dorm, and he came by and asked me to dinner.  We had a wonderfully nervous time.  He didn’t even hold my hand the entire night!  The next day he kissed me a peck on the cheek (you see, he was very shy).  We hung out together and studied, then on Valentine’s Day (1974) we were walking and he stopped me, kissed me, and told me that he loved me for the first time.  I was already sure I was in love with him.  Four days later, he proposed to me and we’ve been together ever since.  We married June 14, 1975 and are coming up on our 30th anniversary.  He never ceases to surprise me and we’ve kept a lot of humor in our marriage, along with God.

Kim Brown, Bradenton, Fla.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Day 9 of 14 Days of Valentines

9 Feb

Date of the Day: Make a bonfire outside and warm yourselves with it underneath the softly falling snow.

Gift of the Day: A photo of the two of you together in a beautiful, personal picture frame.

Quote of the Day:

Everything is clearer when you’re in love.

John Lennon

Photo of the Day:

Tip of the Day: Hug your partner from behind next time they are brushing their teeth.

Video of the Day:

Love letter of the Day:

To Adele Foucher

My dearest,
When two souls, which have sought each other for,
however long in the throng, have finally found each other …a union, fiery and pure as they themselves are… begins on earth and continues forever in heaven.

This union is love, true love, … a religion, which deifies the loved one, whose life comes from devotion and passion, and for which the greatest sacrifices are the sweetest delights.

This is the love which you inspire in me… Your soul is made to love with the purity and passion of angels; but perhaps it can only love another angel, in which case I must tremble with apprehension.

Yours forever,
Victor Hugo (1821)

Poem of the Day:

Wondrous Moment

The wondrous moment of our meeting . . .
I well remember you appear
Before me like a vision fleeting,
A beauty’s angel pure and clear.

In hopeless ennui surrounding
The worldly bustle, to my ear
For long your tender voice kept sounding,
For long in dreams came features dear.

Time passed. Unruly storms confounded
Old dreams, and I from year to year
Forgot how tender you had sounded,
Your heavenly features once so dear.

My backwoods days dragged slow and quiet-
Dull fence around, dark vault above-
Devoid of God and uninspired,
Devoid of tears, of fire, of love.

Sleep from my soul began retreating,
And here you once again appear
Before me like a vision fleeting,
A beauty’s angel pure and clear.

In ecstasy the heart is beating,
Old joys for it anew revive;
Inspired and God-filled, it is greeting
The fire, and tears, and love alive.

Alexander Pushkin

Valentine’s Day Story:

In 1957 I was a young Marine stationed at El Toro MCAS in Southern California. I had grown up in Burbank and would go home on weekends. I was head over heels in love with the most beautiful girl in the San Fernando Valley. However duty called and I was sent overseas. Due to difference in our religions, out mothers opposed our romance. Sadly we lost contact. I never forgot lovely Winona. 47 years later thanks to the internet Winona found me again. She showed me a picture of me she had kept all these years. On the back she had written “This is the man I should have married.” Now this Valentine’s Day we will celebrate our first anniversary. That lovely Valley Girl is my wife at last.

Paul Anton, Tacoma, Wash.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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