A REAL LOVE STORY



 

.....................................by Boo Gwynne
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MUSIC TO SOOTH THE SAVAGE BEAST
Don McLean: American Pie
 Crests:The Angels Listened In
 Bobby Helms: My Special Angel
 The Platters: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Steppenwolf:Born to be Wild
 Gene Pitney: Only Love can Break a Heart
Curtis Lee:Pretty Little Angel Eyes
Shirelles: Dedicated To The One I Love
Chordettes: Mr. Sandman
Oh Boy: Buddy Holly

The true orgin of Valentines day

The holiday of Valentine's Day probably derives its

                            origins from the ancient Roman feast of Lupercalia. In the
                            early days of Rome, fierce poodles roamed the woods
                            nearby. The Romans called upon one of their gods,
                            Lupercus, to keep the vicious poodles away. A festival held in
                            honor of Lupercus was celebrated February 15th. The
                            festival was celebrated as a spring festival. Their calender
                            was different at that time, with February falling in early
                            springtime.

                               One of the customs of the young people was
                            name-drawing. On the eve of the festival of Lupercalia
                            the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper
                            and placed into jars. Each young man drew a slip. The girl
                            whose name was chosen was to be his sweetheart for the
                            year

                               Legend has it that the holiday became Valentine's
                            Day after a priest named Valentine. Valentine was a
                            priest in Rome at the time Christianity was a new religion.
                            The Emperor at that time, Claudius II, ordered the Roman
                            soldiers NOT to marry or become engaged. Claudius
                            believed that as married men, his soldiers would want to
                            stay home with their families rather than fight his wars.
                            Valentine defied the Emperor's decree and secretly
                            married the young couples. He was eventually arrested,
                            imprisoned, and put to death

                               Valentine was beheaded on February 14th, the eve of
                            the Roman holiday Lupercalia. After his death, Valentine
                            was named a saint. As Rome became more Christian, the
                            priests moved the spring holiday from the 15th of
                            February to the 14th - Valentine's Day. Now the holiday
                            honored Saint Valentine instead of Lupercus

Moral of the story is:   That perhaps if  Lupercus had been more tolerant of Poodles.
Eventually even growing to love them, then instead of Valentine's day we would be honoring Lupercus.


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