For this was Saint Valentine's day, when every bird of every kind comes to this place to choose his&
Feb. 11, 2013 11:15 am
Updated: Feb. 12, 2013 7:15 am
Valentine's Day originally was simply the date that birds began to choose their mates. Pure and Simple.
Back in September these two doves showed up on our
porch for 1 week and 1 day. Wouldn't it be nice if they showed up this Thursday?
The first reference in print to Valentine's Day is found in Geoffrey Chaucer's The
parlement of foules [The
Parliament of Fowls], circa 1381:
"For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make."
(For this was Saint Valentine's day, when every bird of every kind comes to this place to choose his mate.)
I was searching the Allrecipes site for
heart-shaped recipes (click
HERE for the link).
Heart-shaped muffins and fruit will be awaiting the teachers and staff at my grandson's preschool Thursday morning before I go to work.