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Author Topic: Happy Valentine's Day!  (Read 1504 times)

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Offline AlanBama

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Happy Valentine's Day!
« on: February 13, 2007, 02:07:08 PM »
Here are three versions I found of the "Legend of St. Valentine"  .  I wish you all a very happy Valentine's Day!

Version # 1:
The priest Valentine was arrested and put into prison.  He was incarcerated because he did not worship the Roman gods. After being in prison for many years, he was presented to Claudius II (known as Claudius the Cruel). Valentine stood by his convictions and still refused to worship any other but his God.  Claudius II was outraged.  The ruler sealed Valentine's fate and condemned him to die.

In the meantime, Valentine had become friends with one of the prison guardís daughters who was blind. Valentine sent her a note before he was martyred.  When the girl opened the note, her sight was restored. She could read the signature of the person who had signed the note.  The note was signed "from your Valentine."

Version #2:
Claudius II was interested in building a great army.  He recognized that married men would not make effective soldiers because they would be concerned about their wives and families.  To stem this problem, Claudius II forbade young couples to marry.  Valentine had great empathy for the young couples who wanted to marry.  He chose to marry couples in secret.  However, Valentine's service was discovered and he was put to death for breaking the law.

Version #3:
Valentine loved flowers and tended a lovely flower garden where children could enjoy their beauty and fragrance.  When Valentine was in prison, the children would bring him flowers from his garden.  Accompanying the bouquets were notes saying how they loved and missed him.

"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Happy Valentine's Day!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007, 04:32:54 PM »
Happy V Day to you, Alan! You big ol' sweetheart!

Smooches and more,
Andy Velez

Offline Nadine

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Re: Happy Valentine's Day!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007, 04:39:25 PM »
Dearest Alan...

Offline marco23

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Re: Happy Valentine's Day!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2007, 07:14:42 PM »
Don't hide your hurt, pain and feelings inside..for they will harden your heart.


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