Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

According to Wilipedia, "Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other; sending Valentine's cards, or offering candy. It is very common to present flowers on Valentine's Day. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished."

Click here for more Valentine's Day Info. Here's my greeting to you!

I dedicate this blog today to all the girls that I love. Life would not be worth living without having you all in my life. Thanks, to

  • Beverly, my dear wife who is the most wonderful person in the world.
  • Bethany, my daughter, so brilliant, who grew up way too fast.
  • Mary, my sweet and loving sister, who's caring ways remind me of my Mom.
  • Mandy, my married granddaughter, who brings cheer where ever she goes.
  • Kara, my other granddaughter, who is full of fun and lights my life.
  • Sylvia, my daughter-in-law and Mandy's Mom, who raised a wonderful daughter.
  • Leslie, my daughter-in-law and Kara's Mom, who is a wonderful mother.
  • And I couldn't forget my Aunts, Cousins and many dear friends throughout the world.
  • Nor could I forget the newest girl in my life, Jade, who has been living with us the past 7 months.
I want each of you to
Be My Valentine


Quote of the Day
Anyone can catch your eye,
but it takes someone special to catch your heart.
~Author Unknown

Love is a symbol of eternity.
It wipes out all sense of time,
destroying all memory of a beginning
and all fear of an end.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A tourist wanders into a back-alley antique shop in San Francisco's Chinatown. Picking through the objects on display he discovers a detailed, life-sized bronze sculpture of a rat. The sculpture is so interesting and unique that he picks it up and asks the shop owner what it costs.

"Twelve dollars for the rat, sir," says the shop owner, "and a thousand dollars more for the story behind it."

"You can keep the story, old man," he replies, "but I'll take the rat."

The transaction complete, the tourist leaves the store with the bronze rat under his arm. As he crosses the street in front of the store, two live rats emerge from a sewer drain and fall into step behind him. Nervously looking over his shoulder, he begins to walk faster, but every time he passes another sewer drain, more rats come out and follow him. By the time he's walked two blocks, at least a hundred rats are at his heels, and people begin to point and shout. He walks even faster, and soon breaks into a trot as multitudes of rats swarm from sewers, basements, vacant lots, and abandoned cars. Rats by the thousands are at his heels, and as he sees the waterfront at the bottom of the hill, he panics and starts to run full tilt.

No matter how fast he runs, the rats keep up, squealing hideously, now not just thousands but millions, so that by the time he comes rushing up to the water's edge a trail of rats twelve city blocks long is behind him. Making a mighty leap, he jumps up onto a light post, grasping it with one arm while he hurls the bronze rat into San Francisco Bay with the other, as far as he can heave it. Pulling his legs up and clinging to the light post, he watches in amazement as the seething tide of rats surges over the breakwater into the sea, where they drown.

Shaken and mumbling, he makes his way back to the antique shop.

"Ah, so you've come back for the rest of the story," says the owner.

"No," says the tourist, "I was wondering if you have a bronze lawyer."

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