History of Valentine's Day Part 1, actually there's only 1 part...  

rm_cant_be_true 38M
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2/14/2006 3:20 pm

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History of Valentine's Day Part 1, actually there's only 1 part...


From a couple different sources, this is the history of Valentine's Day that I was able to find...

Under the rule of Emperor Claudius II Rome was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns. Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. He believed that the reason was that roman men did not want to leave their loves or families. As a result, Claudius cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome. The good Saint Valentine was a priest at Rome in the days of Claudius II. He and Saint Marius aided the Christian martyrs and secretly married couples, and for this kind deed Saint Valentine was apprehended and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. He suffered martyrdom on the 14th day of February, about the year 270. At that time it was the custom in Rome, a very ancient custom, indeed, to celebrate in the month of February the Lupercalia, feasts in honour of a heathen god. On these occasions, amidst a variety of pagan ceremonies, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed.

The pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome endeavoured to do away with the pagan element in these feasts by substituting the names of saints for those of maidens. And as the Lupercalia began about the middle of February, the pastors appear to have chosen Saint Valentine's Day for the celebration of this new feaSt. So it seems that the custom of young men choosing maidens for valentines, or saints as patrons for the coming year, arose in this way.

According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today.

So basically this is what I think about Valentine's Day...
1. It might be fun to have a huge feast and have people get hooked up at random to spend the nite together. Talk about the original swingers, they had that part down back in the day. But I'm destined to be put together with the ugliest girl in the place, most likely ugly inside and out, I'm just not very good at winning the lottery. Although I will have a retraction to this statement if in fact I do win the Powerball tonite.

2. Valentines Cards are meant for people in jail to send to people they lust after outside of jail. I guess that's why they are red, someone was shanked over all the white paper and just stained everything red. Hmm... I wonder if the first heart given was actually a heart... That will teach that snitch to go to the warden, now how do I get rid of the evidence...

3. It's celebrating the day someone died. Now I'm all for Halloween, love it. So if it's celebrating someone's death let's go all morbib then. Screw the box of chocolates, make it a box of severed fingers. Actually I'm thinking maybe number 1, 2, and 3 could be combined somehow...

A Halloween orgy. No, A Saint Valenween Orgy! Yeah... someone in every town cuts up a phone book with all the womans addressed in town and at random a man picks out an address. He then goes there, knocks on the door and when the woman answers the man says "Trick or Beat." To which the woman has the choice of having sex with the stranger or having her address given to a prisoner in the state pen who will write her Valentines non-stop until the day he gets out and will most likely hunt her down and beat her.

Just a side note, I'm about as non-violent as they come, the whole beating thing is just a joke. Most likely a bad joke, but hey they can't all be winners.

Happy Valentine's Day!?

rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
9753 posts
2/15/2006 3:53 am

Thanks for the info and happy belated V-day

Thanks for the advice on my post.

Purry {=}

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