Friday, February 13, 2009

The True Meaning of Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day
This is it! Valentine's Day Eve. Have you done all your shopping? Personally, I'm running a little behind schedule, but I do believe my heart's in the right place!

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to give big kisses to all the possums in your life. And remember, when you drive your car along those long and winding country roads, slow down and give the odd possum time to cross the road unmolested. He'd do the same for you.

Some Valentine's Day History:

In the Middle Ages, there was a belief that the first unmarried person of the opposite sex you met on the morning of St. Valentine's Day would become your spouse. Valentine's Day cards gained popularity in America during the Revolutionary War. Mass production of Valentine cards started in the early 1900s. And here in Alabama, the Valentine Possum visits every home, bringing candy, flowers and greeting cards for all those who have true and eternal affection for our magnificent marsupials.

So, I hope everyone has a truly joyous Valentine's Day 2009. The possumabilities are endless!

3 comments:

Kathleen Thompson said...

Whoa, Ramey!!!! I'm so impressed with your organization here! Way to blog! Didn't realize you were working at a library now. Is it the North Shelby County Library?

Thanks for enlightenment about Valentine's Day! Have a great one. Come to my poetry book signing at 1:00 p.m. today, Jonathan Benton Bookseller! I'm giving away book marks!

Joanne Ramey Cage said...

What a pretty possum! But why is he in that old cage? Hope somebody sneaks in and lets him out. Possums should have the run of the place. Down with automobiles!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Fine Possum!