I’m thinking…

…about Valentine’s Day, 2014, and how it finally stopped snowing and I’m snowed in under 14+ inches of snow with more to come tomorrow and suffering somewhat from cabin fever so I grabbed a book from the shelf, “The Book of Useless Information”, and thought, well, since the sun has appeared for however briefly, it is time to be a little silly…(forget good grammar and sentence structure just for today).

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Question: Who invented the first heart-shaped Valentine’s Day Candy box in 1861?

Answer: In 1822, John Cadbury opened a tea and coffee shop in Birmingham, England. He soon expanded into chocolate manufacturing, and in 1861 his son Richard greatly increased sales by packaging Cadbury chocolates in the world’s first heart shaped candy box for Valentine‚Äôs Day.

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Joan Crawford once said, “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.”

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Mel Brooks once said, “Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love.”

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Alan King once said, “If you want to read about love and marriage, you’ve got to buy two separate books.”

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The scientific name for kissing is philematology.

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More than 5,300 couples kissed for at least ten seconds in the Philippines on Valentine’s Day in 2005.

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And the Bible says:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (New International Version)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…

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One thought on “I’m thinking…

  1. Rico D Dolot

    I know about the Cadbury. What surprised me was the item about the Philippine’s kissing couples, a fact not known to me until today.
    This day being Valentine’s Day, let me share what my mother once wrote me from the Philippines: Love transcends everything: family, friends, good breeding, even common sense.

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