Saturday, February 14, 2009
Buon San Valentino!!!
Happy Valentines Day to you all!!! I know some of you out there are non- believers in this LOVERS holiday- Bah- Humbug to you!!! I for one enjoy a day dedicated to LOVE- this does not mean that lots of money has to be spent- just a nice day to remind us to TELL and SHOW people whom we love- that we really do LOVE them!
I read on history.com that this holiday was not started by card companies as some of you think, one legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. oh all for LOVE!!!
On Thursday I made some YUMMY chocolate truffles for Gio to take to work and for us to share with some of our lovely neighbors, doorman and Favorite bread man!! They were not very hard to make- and did I mention how yummy they were??? Charlotte and I made some Valentines for family earlier this week and mailed them off- for those of you who did not get one consider this your electronic greeting!!!