STAR*BRIAN STAR*BRIAN: Happy Valentine's Day *

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Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day

here's a little history about Valentine's Day.

there are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day. some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. he died on February 14, 269 A.D.

legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it "From Your Valentine".

gradually, February 14 became the date for exchanging love messages and spending cash! and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. the date was marked by sending poems and simple gifts such as flowers.

commercial valentines were introduced in the 1800's and now the date is very commercialised. for the most part, kids are still allowed to pass out Valentine's cards and candy at schools around the country.

so, snuggle up with your sweetie, and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

in a related story. you can now purchase Barbara Boxer panties supporting a 2008 run for president. nothing says politics like panties!

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