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A day of hearts

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webmaster | 02/13/13

I take great risk in admitting that Valentine’s Day is my least favorite holiday. Actually, I should refer to it as a celebration or observance rather than an official holiday. I guess as a kid, it was kind of fun to shop for (or make) Valentine cards for classmates, as I enjoyed any type of art or craft at school.

Now I look around and see that the commercialism has taken over to make Valentine’s Day another retail event.

I will say that I am grateful for at least one thing the stores put out for sale at this time of year: those colorful, pastel conversation hearts. Some people say they are about as appetizing as toothpaste, and maybe they’re right, but for some weird reason I like most of them (not all brands).

No matter if you are a Valentine’s Day Grinch like me, or if you absolutely love Feb. 14, we can all agree that we appreciate good food and festivities. Be generous with hugs and make some delicious treats to share with those you love. Celebrate love and life tomorrow and every day...


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